Discoveries, awards and other news from the lab

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  1. The Inflammasome Lab is thrilled to have our recent research featured in the Journal of Experimental Medicine special collection.  ..

  2. This month we farewell Damiën Bierschenk, who leaves the Inflammasome Lab for Sweden after submitting his PhD thesis...

  3. The Inflammasome Lab is looking forward to the EMBO inflammasome workshop, in Munich 25-28 September 2018.  ..

  4. The Inflammasome Lab have discovered that neutrophils can signal via TNFR1-driven ripoptosome assembly to induce both cell death and IL-1β maturation, but suppress TLR4-dependent cell death and NLRP3 inflammasome activation during IAP inhibition, ..

  5. Inflammasome Lab Head, Associate Professor Kate Schroder is very excited to be presenting at the upcoming TOLL 2018 meeting in Porto, Portugal June 6-9 2018.  ..

  6. Congratulations to Inflammasome Lab PhD student, Amy Chan, for winning the People's Choice Award for 2018 Queensland Women in STEM!  ..

  7. Inflammasome Lab researchers, Associate Professor Kate Schroder and Dr Dave Boucher, are looking forward to the 2nd Japan Australia Meeting on Cell Death, in Tokyo 22-23 May 2018.  ..

  8. The Inflammasome Lab have uncovered precisely how caspase-1 is activated upon inflammasomes, which has revealed a new model for inflammasome signalling, function, and signal shutdown...

  9. The Inflammasome Lab have uncovered precisely how caspase-1 is activated upon inflammasomes, which has revealed a new model for inflammasome signalling, function, and signal shutdown...

  10. The 2018 Hunter Cell Biology Meeting brings together researchers at all levels in Cell & Developmental Biology, Systems Biology and Cell Imaging.   ..

  11. The inflammasome special issue of Journal of Molecular Biology, co-edited by Kate Schroder, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, Feng Shao and Petr Broz, is now online...

  12. 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! ..

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. Dr Larisa Labzin who is working to understand how our body fights back against viruses has received a national medical research award...

  16. Congratulations to Inflammasome Lab Honours student, Connie Ross for winning the John and Jan de Jersey Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Prize!..

  17. Congratulations to Caroline Holley who has been selected to be part of The University of Que..

  18. Chronic diseases associated with immunometabolic dysfunction are growing exponentially in all parts of the world. However, in the Asia Pacific Region the growth of some of these diseases is alarming.   ..

  19. Associate Professor Kate Schroder has been appointed to the scientific advisory board of a new start-up company to develop treatments for inflammatory disorders including Parkinson’s disease and asthma.  ..

  20. New Therapeutic Pipeline Program Grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation to block inflammasome-induced neuroinflammation in Parkinson's disease

    Part of the research team who discovered MCC950 - a small molecule inflammasome inhibitor - has been awarded a Therapeutic Pipeline Program Grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.  ..

  21. This project will reveal how the body produces interleukin-1β – a protein at the heart of inflammation and disease – so we can design better strategies for treating patients with inflammation driven disease

    We are excited to announce that Associate Professor Kate Schroder, has been awarded funding to explore a novel mechanism for IL-1β secretion.Th..

  22. Dr Rebecca Coll, a postdoc from the Inflammasome Lab, has been awarded the prestigous Research Australia Discovery Award for 2016, at the Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards ceremony in Sydney...

  23. Congratulations to Dr Alina Zomoshnikova who was awarded her PhD this week. Supervised by Dr Kate Schroder, Alina's PhD research in the Inflammasome Lab has investigated innate immunity and inflammation...

  24. Congratulations to Larisa Labzin on her newly awarded NHMRC CJ Martin Early Career Fellowship. Larisa recently completed her PhD with Professor Eicke Latz at the Institute of Innate Immunity at the University of Bonn in Germany...

  25. Research from the Inflammasome Lab performed by Dr Rebecca Coll (pictured) and Dr Kate Schroder, in collaboration with Dr Avril Robertson and Professor Matt Cooper (Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland), and Professor L..

  26. Last weekend the Inflammasome Lab lacrosse team performed in The University of Queensland Lacrosse Club's Halloween Tournament, held on UQ's brand new synthetic turf fields...

  27. Connie Ross, who undertook research in the Inflammasome Lab as an undergraduate intern in Summer 2013/2014 and Winter 2015, returns to the lab in July 2016 as an Honours student...

  28. This week we said farewell to Dr Jelena Bezbradica Mirkovic who leaves the Inflammasome Lab for Oxford University in the United Kingdom...

  29. 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...

  30. The University of Queensland Fellowships aim to retain researchers of exceptional calibre at the University. By investing in the best and brightest talent, these Fellowships facilitate a trajectory of continued excellence and impact in research at UQ, with the aim to developing elite professionals who create change in society. This year, competition for these awards has been very strong and Dr Coll's success recognises the very high quality of her research as an early career researcher.

    Congratulations to Dr Rebecca Coll who was awarded a University of Queensland Fellowship...

  31. The lab celebrated three new paper acceptances with dinner at Happy Boy, Spring Hill on Wednesday night...

  32. 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...

  33. Dr Kaiwen Chen has been awarded a PhD after completing his project 'Inflammasome function in neutrophils'. Kaiwen completed his PhD in the Inflammasome Lab supervised by Kate Schroder and associate supervisor Matt Sweet...

  34. Congratulations to Dr Rebecca Coll, for publishing her research, characterising a small-molecule inhibitor of the NLRP3 inflammasome, in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine...

  35. "There is mounting evidence that people with Parkinson’s develop brain inflammation, which accompanies the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells seen in the disease. Our aim is to find a medication that will target the immune response that causes inflammation in the brain, to slow down and hopefully halt disease progression. Our hope for the future is to take these drugs into human clinical trials for Parkinson’s treatment, and we are very grateful to The Michael J. Fox and Shake It Up Australia foundations for funding our research," Associate Professor Woodruff said.

    A UQ collaboration including Kate Schroder has been awarded a research grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research...