Deadliest Lifesavers
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Deadliest Lifesavers

  • Zoltan Takacs, Scientist-explorer

Biomedical scientist Zoltan Takacs collects and researches the deadliest snake, scorpion, and jellyfish venoms (or simply "animal venoms")  for medical innovation—venoms that target vital life functions and thus could be the blueprint of novel medications. An aircraft pilot and scuba diver, he’s traveled to 155 countries and survived charging elephants, pirated waters, and a series of snake bites.

Zoltan Takacs
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Zoltan Takacs, Scientist-explorer

Scientist-explorer Zoltan Takacs sees in nature's deadliest animal venoms the potential for lifesaving medical innovations—what if venoms that annihilate vital life functions were made to heal them instead?

Speaker Highlights
Zoltan has survived charging elephants, pirated waters, and a series of snake bites.
He's allergic to both, snake venom and antivenom.
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