This week the Inflammasome Lab held a joint Christmas Party with our laboratory neighbours, the Sweet Lab. The Schroderites and the Sweeties battled for domination on the green, with the game of lawn bowls emerging as the winner!
This month we said farewell to Kaiwen Chen, who leaves the Inflammasome Lab for an exciting Postdoctoral position in Petr Broz's Lab in Switzerland, and Jennifer (Cookie) Dou who is embarking on an exciting new career in animation.
This week, the Inflammasome Lab went for a three day retreat to Montville. The first morning we discussed our big ideas for exciting future projects and technologies, and walked the beautiful rainforest circuit at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.
Last week, the Inflammasome Lab went to Byron Bay for a three day retreat. The first two days we workshopped scientific writing techniques, future publications, career development and exciting new research ideas.
We headed to Burleigh Heads with the Stacey and Sweet groups on Monday the 7th of December for lunch and beach activities to celebrate the end of 2015. Lunch was at Burleigh Heads surf club, which had an excellent view of the beach.