During injury or infection, our body’s immune system protects us by launching inflammation.
But uncontrolled inflammation drives diseases such as gout, diabetes, neurodegenerative disease and cancer. Learn more about our current research.

The Inflammasome Lab is defining the molecular and cellular processes of inflammation. We seek to unravel the secrets of inflammasomes – protein complexes at the heart of inflammation and disease – to allow for new therapies to fight human diseases. Learn more about us.

Our research findings have been published in top journals including Science Immunology, Nature Medicine, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Nature Chemical Biology and Cell Reports. Read more about our research discoveries and see a complete list of publications from the lab.


Inflammasome lab Kate Shroder group


Our team, headed by Professor Kate Schroder, is made up of eight postdoctoral researchers, one senior research assistant, six PhD students, one research assistant, and two part-time research support staff.  

We are passionate scientists

working in a great location

producing world-class research


We are a part of the Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine Division, and the Centre for Inflammation and Disease Research, of the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at The University of Queensland. Professor Kate Schroder is an NHMRC L2 Leadership Fellow, an Affiliated Senior Lecturer of the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences Faculty of Science, and an Affiliate of the Queensland Brain Institute.


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