Discoveries, awards and other news from the lab

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

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

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

  4. 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.   ..

  5. 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.  ..

  6. 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.  ..

  7. 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..

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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..

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

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

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

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

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

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

  21. "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...