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Stuart Ainsworth

Senior Lecture and UKRI Future Leader Fellow, University of Liverpool

I am a Senior Lecturer and UKRI Future Leader Fellow based in the department of Infection Biology and Microbiomes within the Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences, University of Liverpool. Before moving to the University of Liverpool, i was lucky enough to spend 7 years at the Centre for Snakebite Research and Interventions at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, first as a postdoc and then as a lecturer.

My research interests are in development of therapies for snakebite envenoming, including traditional antivenoms, next generation antivenom and small molecule therapies. I'm particularly interested in replacing venom in antivenom manufacture with rationally designed synthetic antigens.


  • 2023–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool
  • 2020–2023
    Lecturer, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • 2016–2020
    PDRA, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • 2014–2016
    PDRA, university of liverpool
  • 2009–2013
    PhD, University College Cork