Dr Ken Winkel, a leading Australian toxinologist, is the former Director of the Australian Venom Research Unit (AVRU), and continues as a Senior Research Fellow, at the University of Melbourne. He is also affiliated with the Nossal Institute of Global Health and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (ACTM).
He is an alumnus of the University of Melbourne (PhD, Walter and Elisa Hall Institute), the University of Queensland (MBBS) (BMedSci, Tropical Health Program, QIMR) and the Swiss Tropical Institute (Master of International Health Advanced module, Basel). He has worked in Brazil, PNG, Canada, and the USA and is a Past President of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine (ACTM). He is the Chair of the ACTM Special Interest Group in Toxinology. Dr Winkel is a CSL IH Group consultant on venoms and envenomation, and is part of the team behind the 24 hour medical advisory service provided by AVRU to doctors, poisons information centres and paramedical personnel. He is also a member of the Queensland Government Marine Stinger Advisory Committee Research Working Group. Dr Winkel is also active in teaching, lecturing to medical and science students and graduates, and has presented more than 100 papers and posters at Australian and international meetings and published more than 70 papers on venoms and related areas, including in the Lancet. The Unit is particularly involved in envenomation research in the Asia-Pacific and he is a co-editor of the first book on Venomous Bites and Stings in PNG. His work has attracted more than $1m in funding from the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. In 2008 every Australian school received a copy of the AVRU's children book on venomous bites and stings ['Venom Patrol'].
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Establishing A Modern, Multi-Purpose Dedictated Collection Of Victorian Venomous Animals, ..
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Coagulation factor activity patterns of venom-induced consumption coagulopathy in naturall..
Randomized, Double-Blinded Controlled Trial Of 2 Antivenoms In The Treatment Of Envenoming..
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SnakeMap: four years of experience with a national small animal snake envenomation registry.
M Boller, K Kelers, MA Stevenson, KD Winkel, S Hardjo, J Heller, PR Judge, HM Ong, AM Padula, C Reddrop, Lcp Santos, CR Sharp, L Smart, KL Swindells, D Tabrett, JR Wierenga
Journal article | 2020 | Australian Veterinary Journal
SnakeMap is a national cloud-based, veterinary snakebite registry. It was designed to prospectively collect data of the clinical c..
Coagulation factor activity patterns of venom-induced consumption coagulopathy in naturally occurring tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) envenomed dogs treated with antivenom
Louis Mark Eramanis, Andrew Woodward, Natalie Courtman, Dez Hughes, Andrew Padula, Kenneth D Winkel, Manuel Boller
Journal article | 2020 | Toxicon
BACKGROUND: Venom-induced consumption coagulopathy (VICC) from tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) envenomation results in a dose-depe..
Learning gains in a flipped classroom to teach the principles of envenomation
K Elliott, K Winkel
Conference Proceedings | 2016 | 33rd International Conference of Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education
Diagnosis and management of venomous bites and stings, particularly snakebite, is important for Australian clinicians. In 2015, a ..
Sharing Place, Learning Together: Perspectives and Reflections on an Educational Partnership Formation With a Remote Indigenous Community School
undefined Godinho, M Woolley, J Webb, KD Winkel
Journal article | 2015 | The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education
Sustainable partnership formation in a remote Indigenous community involves social, cultural and political considerations. This ar..
Membrane interactions and biological activity of antimicrobial peptides from Australian scorpion
Karen Luna-Ramirez, Marc-Antoine Sani, Jesus Silva-Sanchez, Juana Maria Jimenez-Vargas, Fernando Reyna-Flores, Kenneth D Winkel, Christine E Wright, Lourival D Possani, Frances Separovic
Journal article | 2014 | BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-BIOMEMBRANES
Vintage venoms: Proteomic and pharmacological stability of snake venoms stored for up to eight decades
Clemence Jesupret, Kate Baumann, Timothy NW Jackson, Syed Abid Ali, Daryl C Yang, Laura Greisman, Larissa Kern, Jessica Steuten, Mandokht Jouiaei, Nicholas R Casewell, Eivind AB Undheim, Ivan Koludarav, Jordan Debono, Dolyce HW Low, Sarah Rossi, Nadya Panagides, Kelly Winter, Vera Ignjatovic, Robyn Summerhayes, Alun Jones, et al.
Journal article | 2014 | Journal of Proteomics
Characterization of the venom from the Australian scorpion Urodacus yaschenkoi: Molecular mass analysis of components, cDNA sequences and peptides with antimicrobial activity
Karen Luna-Ramirez, Veronica Quintero-Hernandez, Leone Vargas-Jaimes, Cesar VF Batista, Kenneth D Winkel, Lourival D Possani
Journal article | 2013 | Toxicon
Comparative proteomic analysis of the venom of the taipan snake, Oxyuranus scutellatus, from Papua New Guinea and Australia: Role of neurotoxic and procoagulant effects in venom toxicity
Maria Herrera, Julian Fernandez, Mariangela Vargas, Mauren Villalta, Alvaro Segura, Guillermo Leon, Yamileth Angulo, Owen Paiva, Teatulohi Matainaho, Simon D Jensen, Kenneth D Winkel, Juan J Calvete, David J Williams, Jose Maria Gutierrez
Journal article | 2012 | Journal of Proteomics
Immunological and toxinological responses to jellyfish stings.
James Tibballs, Angel A Yanagihara, Helen C Turner, Ken Winkel
Journal article | 2011 | Inflammation & Allergy - Drug Targets
Just over a century ago, animal responses to injections of jellyfish extracts unveiled the phenomenon of anaphylaxis. Yet, until v..
Ending the drought: New strategies for improving the flow of affordable, effective antivenoms in Asia and Africa
David J Williams, Jose-Maria Gutierrez, Juan J Calvete, Wolfgang Wuester, Kavi Ratanabanangkoon, Owen Paiva, Nicholas I Brown, Nicholas R Casewell, Robert A Harrison, Paul D Rowley, Mark O'Shea, Simon D Jensen, Kenneth D Winkel, David A Warrell
Journal article | 2011 | Journal of Proteomics
Preclinical Evaluation of Caprylic Acid-Fractionated IgG Antivenom for the Treatment of Taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus) Envenoming in Papua New Guinea
Mariangela Vargas, Alvaro Segura, Maria Herrera, Mauren Villalta, Ricardo Estrada, Maykel Cerdas, Owen Paiva, Teatulohi Matainaho, Simon D Jensen, Kenneth D Winkel, Guillermo Leon, Jose Maria Gutierrez, David J Williams
Journal article | 2011 | PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES
Origin of the eastern brownsnake, Pseudonaja textilis (Dumeril, Bibron and Dumeril) (Serpentes : Elapidae : Hydrophiinae) in New Guinea: evidence of multiple dispersals from Australia, and comments on the status of Pseudonaja textilis pughi Hoser 2003
David J Williams, Mark O'Shea, Roland L Daguerre, Catharine E Pook, Wolfgang Wuester, Christopher J Hayden, John D Mcvay, Owen Paiva, Teatulohi Matainaho, Kenneth D Winkel, Christopher C Austin
Journal article | 2008 | Zootaxa
Cardiovascular actions of the venom from the Irukandji (Carukia barnesi) jellyfish: Effects in human, rat and guinea-pig tissues in vitro and in pigs in vivo
KD Winkel, J Tibballs, P Molenaar, G Lambert, P Coles, M Ross-Smith, C Wiltshire, PJ Fenner, LA Gershwin, GM Hawdon, CE Wright, JA Angus
Journal article | 2005 | Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
Professional organisation profile: the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine.
Peter A Leggat, Kenneth N Winkel
Journal article | 2005 | Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases
A review of the foundation of The Australasian College of Tropical Medicine is presented. Information is given on aims, profession..
Cardiovascular, haematological and neurological effects of the venom of the Papua New Guinean small-eyed snake (Micropechis ikaheka) and their neutralisation with CSL polyvalent and black snake antivenoms
J Tibballs, S Kuruppu, WC Hodgson, T Carroll, G Hawdon, M Sourial, T Baker, K Winkel
Journal article | 2003 | Toxicon
A sting from an unknown jellyfish species associated with persistent symptoms and raised troponin I levels.
David McD Taylor, Peter Pereira, Jamie Seymour, Kenneth D Winkel
Journal article | 2002 | Emergency Medicine
We describe a patient stung by an unknown jellyfish species offshore in Far North Queensland. The sting caused immediate and sever..
Dendritic cells and T lymphocytes: Developmental and functional interactions
K Shortman, L Wu, G Suss, V Kronin, K Winkel, D Saunders, D Vremec, undefined Miller, undefined Rajewsky, undefined Carbone, undefined Mathis, undefined Metcalf, undefined Mosmann, undefined Strasser, undefined Tarlinton, undefined Goodnow, undefined Melchers, undefined Hodgkin
Journal article | 1997 | CIBA Foundation Symposia
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
The Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Tropical Medicine
The Vita Lampada Medal for Excellence in Medical and Health Education
FACTM - Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine
Coordinator, Population Health
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Architecture, Building And Planning
International Society of Toxinology
Medical Indemnity Protection Society
American College of Emergency Physicians
Wilderness Medical Society
Australian Society of Immunology
Australian Medical Association
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Medical Science
The University of Queensland
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
The University of Queensland