Michael Richardson in TV show Willem Wever about antibiotics from snake venom
'What do people do with snake venom?' That's the question 11-year-old Joep asked in Dutch TV show Willem Wever. Leiden Professor of Evolutionary developmental zoology and snake venom expert Michael Richardson answers the question in his laboratory.
Snake venom can be fatal for humans, but also contains all sorts of interesting, as yet undiscovered, substances. Richardson and colleagues search for antibiotics in snake venom.
Watch the episode of Willem Wever (in Dutch, snake venom item from 14:35 minutes onwards, Richardson from 18:10 minutes).