Inflammasome Lab welcomes Sabrina Burgener!

We are excited to welcome Dr Sabrina Burgener to the Inflammasome Lab! Sabrina joins us from Switzerland, and is interested in understanding how inflammasome effector functions in neutrophils and macrophages drive inflammatory diseases.


From Sabrina..."It is thrilling to become an inflammasome expert, and to work in such a collaborative environment. I am excited to delve into this science and am curious about new hypothesis and discoveries”. Sabrina tells us she has a particular interest in neutrophil biology, the foot soldiers of our immune defence. Sabrina is "passionate about science and very excited to share new discoveries over a cup of tea, or simply doing a science slam".


Sabrina's Bio: Sabrina Sofia Burgener completed her PhD in Immunology under the supervision of Prof Dr Charafa Benarafa at the University of Bern, Switzerland. For her work on the cytoprotective role of Serpinb1 and Serpinb6 in neutrophils, she received the 2016 Society of Leukocyte Biology Presidential Award. Before joining the Inflammasome Lab in 2019, Sabrina was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Virology and Immunology at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern. Her research focus thus far has been the cytoprotective and inflammation-regulatory functions of intracellular serine protease inhibitors in neutrophils.

Images: Sabrina & (left to right) Kate, Caroline, Sabrina and Stefan at the Pint of Science Festival in Brisbane.



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ABOUT Inflammasome Lab

Inflammasome Lab is a group of researchers led by Prof Kate Schroder at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland.
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.