IMB Centre for Pain Research


6 November 2014     Revolutionary 20-year study wins $80,000 award

Translating nature’s secrets into new drug solutions for pain and cancer has helped CPR investigator Professor David Craik win an $80,000 research excellence award.

23 October 2014       Peptide science pioneer wins prestigious medal

CPR investigator Professor Craik has won the 2014 Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research for his discoveries in the field of circular proteins.

26 September 2014  Venom researcher awaded competitive health and medical fellowship for chronic pain research

CPR investigator Professor Paul Alewood has been awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Principal Research Fellowship to continue his research into new pain therapies from venoms.

15 September 2014  UQ celebrates rising stars at Women in Technology awards

CPR deputy director Dr Irina Vetter won the WiT Rising Star Award for her research to understand the causes of pain and develop new treatments for the one in five Australians living with chronic pain.

30 July 2014             612 ABC Brisbane Afternoons with Kelly Higgins-Devine – part 3/3

Centre Director, Professor Richard Lewis, came into the studio to talk to Kelly Higgins-Devine about the new Centre for Pain Research and its vision to improve quality of life for all Australians living with pain.

30 July 2014             612 ABC Brisbane Afternoons with Kelly Higgins-Devine – part 2/3

Chronic pain sufferer, Kristine Blencowe, and Vice President and Queensland spokesperson of Chronic Pain Australia, Dr Mandy Nielsen, joined Kelly Higgins-Devine in the studio to talk about living with and managing chronic pain. 

30 July 2014             612 ABC Brisbane Afternoons with Kelly Higgins-Devine – part 1/3

Centre collaborator, Dr Peter Cabot from UQ’s School of Pharmacy, joined Kelly Higgins-Devine to discuss what pain is all about and what is happening when we feel pain. 

1 April 2014               Cone snails have multiple venoms

Centre Director, Professor Richard Lewis, finds that cone snails can switch between different venoms depending on whether they are hunting or defending themselves. Source: The Conversation

16 March 2014          Advance toward developing an oral pain reliever derived from debilitating snail venom

Centre Investigator, Professor David Craik, talks about his research to develop a new pain relief drug using conotoxins found in cone snail venom. Source: Science Daily 

5 February 2014       ‘Love drug’ for gut pain

Centre Investigator, Professor Paul Alewood, and centre collaborator, Dr Stuart Brierley, have developed a version of the hormone oxytocin to treat chronic abdominal pain associate with conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome. Source: Science Alert