- 1996 to present - Associate Professor, James Cook University (Cairns)
- 1995 to 1996 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville)
- 1982 to 1996 - Chemist, Tooheys (Grafton)
- 1994 to 1995 - Research Director, Stahmann Farms (Moree)
- 1991 to 1994 - Research Scientist, CSIRO (Brisbane)
- 1986 to 1991 - Tutor, James Cook University (Townsville)
Associate Professor Jamie Seymour or the “Jelly Dude from Nemo land” has been researching and working with venomous and dangerous animals for over 20 yrs with his present interest being “Why do animals have venom?” Based in Cairns, in Northern Australia, an area that has an over abundance of venomous animals, he is uniquely placed to study the ecology and biology of Australia’s venomous species. He teaches at all levels at James Cook University, one of the top 5% of research universities in the world with his favourite subject being “Venomous Australian Animals”, a subject designed and taught by this effervescent academic.
He has been successfully involved in programs designed to decrease the envenomings of humans by jellyfish, namely in Australia, Timor Leste (for the United Nations), Thailand and Hawaii. His research has been directly responsible for changes in the present treatment protocol for Australian jellyfish stings. He established and is the director of the Tropical Australian Venom Research Unit (TASRU) which is now recognised as one of the premier research groups in the world for the studies of the ecology and biology of box jellyfish and research into medical treatment of box jellyfish envenomings.
These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU. Hover over Altmetrics badges to see social impact.
- Journal Articles
- Courtney RL, Sachlikidis NG, Jones RE and Seymour JE (2015) Prey capture ecology of the Cubozoan Carukia barnesi. PLoS ONE, 10 (5). pp. 1-12
- Ellisdon AM, Reboul CF, Panjikar S, Huynh KK, Oellig CA, Winter KL, Dunstone MA, Hodgson WC, Seymour JE, Dearden PK, Tweten RK, Whisstock JC and Mcgowan S (2015) Stonefish toxin defines an ancient branch of the perforin-like superfamily. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112 (50). pp. 15360-15365
- Payne NL, Snelling EP, Fitzpatrick R, Seymour JE, Courtney RL, Barnett A, Watanabe Y, Sims DW, Squire LC and Semmens JM (2015) A new method for resolving uncertainty of energy requirements in large water breathers: the 'mega-flume' seagoing swim-tunnel respirometer. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 6 (6). pp. 668-677
- Andreosso A, Smout M and Seymour JE (2014) Dose and time dependence of box jellyfish antivenom. Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases, 20. pp. 1-5
- Brinkman DL, Konstantakopoulos N, McInerney BV, Mulvenna JP, Seymour JE, Isbister GK and Hodgson WC (2014) Chironex fleckeri (box jellyfish) venom proteins. Expansion of a cnidarian toxin family that elicits variable cytolytic and cardiovascular effects. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 289 (8). pp. 4798-4812
- Carrette TJ, Straehler-Pohl I and Seymour JE (2014) Early life history of Alatina cf. moseri populations from Australia and Hawaii with implications for taxonomy (Cubozoa: Carybdeida, Alatinidae). PLoS ONE, 9 (1). pp. 1-8
- Chaousis SJ, Smout M, Wilson DTJ, Loukas AC, Mulvenna JP and Seymour JE (2014) Rapid short term and gradual permanent cardiotoxic effects of vertebrate toxins from Chironex fleckeri (Australian box jellyfish) venom. Toxicon, 80. pp. 17-26
- Daly NL, Seymour JE and Wilson DTJ (2014) Exploring the therapeutic potential of jellyfish venom. Future Medicinal Chemistry, 6 (15). pp. 1715-1724
- Klein SG, Pitt KA, Rathjen KA and Seymour JE (2014) Irukandji jellyfish polyps exhibit tolerance to interacting climate change stressors. Global Change Biology, 20 (1). pp. 28-37
- Welfare P, Little M, Pereira PL and Seymour JE (2014) An in-vitro examination of the effect of vinegar on discharged nematocysts of Chironex fleckeri. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, 44 (1). pp. 30-34
- Wilson NJ, Seymour JE and Williams CR (2014) Predation of two common native frog species (Litoria ewingi and Crinia signifera) by freshwater invertebrates. Australian Journal of Zoology, 62 (6). pp. 483-490
- Book Chapters
- Seymour B, Andreosso A and Seymour JE (2015) Cardiovascular toxicity from marine envenomation. In: The Heart and Toxins. Elsevier, London, UK, pp. 203-223
ResearchOnline@JCU stores 79+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Jamie Seymour from 2001 onwards.
- Current Funding
Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.
Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine - Research Capacity Building Scheme
Structure and function of novel venom peptides from cone snails
- Indicative Funding
- The outcomes of this research study are highly significant because conotoxins active on important biological targets have a history of being developed and finding applications in international diagnostics and drug discovery projects to help treat human and animal diseases. The project is highly innovative because less than 0.01% of conotoxins have been characterized and, together with Dutertre’s recent discovery of the evolution of defensive venom in cone snails, the outcomes of this project will provide new knowledge relating to novel molecular structures and new pharmacological tools.
- David Wilson, Norelle Daly, Paramjit Bansal, Jamie Seymour and Sebastien Dutertre (Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, College of Marine & Environmental Sciences and French National Centre for Scientific Research)
Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation - Research Award
Exploring new treatments for box jellyfish envenomation
- Indicative Funding
- The best medical treatment for big box jellyfish envenoming is uncertain. To improve future treatments, we will explore the cardiotoxic mechanisms of the venom and screen for new drug and antivenom treatments using our hi-throughput real-time cardiomyocyte (heart muscle cell) assay.
- Michael Smout and Jamie Seymour (Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine and College of Marine & Environmental Sciences)
- Chironex fleckeri; Box jellyfish; Venom; Cardiomyocytes; Heart Muscle Cells; Envenomation; Toxic mechanisms
Emergency Medicine Foundation - Project Grant
Envenomation, first aid and critical care of tropical jellyfish stings
- Indicative Funding
- $344,340 over 3 years
- The first component of our research examines the use of vinegar for envenomings, and aims to provide evidence as to whether vinegar is beneficial or worsens an envenomation. The second component of our research examines whether the lethal effects of Chironex fleckeri venom are transient and whether there is a return of cardiac function. This has implications for good, effective and prolonged resuscitation. In the final component of our research, treatment modalities for Irukandji syndrome, has the potential to directly save lives and decrease the length of stay in hospital of envenomed victims as well as reducing the pain associated with the syndrome.
- Jamie Seymour, Mark Little and Peter Pereira (Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, College of Healthcare Sciences and Cairns Base Hospital)
- Jellyfish; Irukandji; First Aid; Box jellyfish
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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.
- First aid of tropical jellyfish stings (Masters, Primary Advisor)
- Thermal Ecology of Cuboza. (PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Identify factors influencing the variability of survivorship of juvenile Red Claw crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- Mode of action and therapeutic value of the venom components from the big box jellyfish, Chironex fleckeri (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- The biodegradable lethal ovitrap as a control method for dengue in Cairns, North Queensland with a focus on post four week deployment (2013, Masters, Associate Advisor)
- Statoliths of cubozoan jellyfishes: their utility to discriminate taxa and elucidate population ecology (2014, PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- Quantifying Ecological Aspects of the Seasonally Abundant Box Jellyfish Chironex fleckeri within Coastal and Estuarine Waters of Far North Queensland (2015, PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Reproduction in the tropical rock lobster Panulirus ornatus in captivity (2011, PhD, Primary Advisor)
- Etiology of Irukandji Syndrome with particular focus on the venom ecology and life history of one medically significant carybdeid box jellyfish Alatina moseri (2015, PhD, Primary Advisor)
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- Seymour, J. (2014) Behaviour and Ecology Video Library of Indo Pacific Flora and Fauna. James Cook University
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