Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases (JVATiTD) is an open access interdisciplinary publication, dedicated to research on all aspects of toxins, venomous animals and their derivative products. The journal also welcomes submissions related to tropical diseases with a focus on infectious diseases, parasitology and immunology.
- Benedito Barraviera, São Paulo State University
Letter to the Editor
The Center for the Study of Venoms and Venomous Animals (CEVAP) was established in 1989 and became an official São Paulo State University (UNESP) research unit in 1993.
CEVAP's mission is to provide world class expertise on venomous animals, their toxins and the derivatives. Its objectives include:
- the extraction of toxins to develop experimental research, immunobiological products and clinical trials
- to develop biotechnological study of animal toxins
- administering traditional or long-distance graduate and specialization courses
Editor-in-Chief Prof. Benedito Barraviera is currently the executive co-ordinator of CEVAP.
Benedito Barraviera is currently Full Professor of the Department of Tropical Diseases of Botucatu Medical School, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil, and Director of the Center for the Study of Venoms and Venomous Animals (CEVAP) of UNESP.
"Tropical Diseases and Toxinology are neglected areas in international science. Therefore, we must have research models that are efficient, cheaper and applicable to our patients. At CEVAP, we believe that natural toxins comprise fascinating alternative models that are innovating the development of new drugs to treat animal and human diseases."
A complete electronic archive of articles published between 1995 and 2012 can be found in the SciELO database: