Associate Professor Kate Schroder

ARC Future Fellow

Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Affiliate ARC Future Fellow

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Faculty of Science
k.schroder@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 62058

Overview

Kate Schroder heads the Inflammasome Laboratory at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland, as an ARC Future Fellow. Kate’s PhD studies defined novel macrophage activation mechanisms (awarded 2005). Her subsequent postdoctoral research identified surprising inter-species divergence in the inflammatory programs of human versus mouse macrophages. As an NHMRC CJ Martin Fellow in Switzerland, Kate then trained with the pioneer of inflammasome biology, Jürg Tschopp. Kate has authored more than 70 publications, featuring in journals such as Science, Cell, Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine and PNAS USA, and her work has been cited more than 10,000 times. She is the recipient of the 2014 Milstein Young Investigator Award, 2013 Tall Poppy Award, 2010 QLD Premier’s Postdoctoral Award, and the 2008 Society for Leukocyte Biology’s Dolph Adams Award. In addition to her role as an IMB Lab Head, Kate is the Deputy Director of the IMB Centre for Inflammation and Disease Research, and Associate Editor for international journals such as Journal of Immunology and Cell Death Discovery.

INFLAMMASOME LABORATORY RESEARCH

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. 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.

The Inflammasome Laboratory integrates molecular and cell biology approaches with in vivo studies to gain a holistic understanding of inflammasome function during infection, and inflammasome dysfunction in human inflammatory disease. Current research interests include the molecular mechanisms governing inflammasome activity and caspase activation, the cellular mediators of inflammasome-dependent inflammation, and inflammasome suppression by autophagy and small molecule inhibitors.

Research Impacts

Our research focuses on understanding how immune cells launch healthy inflammation to fight infection and unhealthy inflammation to promote disease. By understanding exactly how the body fights infection, we can help identify new drug targets or vaccines to combat infectious disease, which causes 13 million deaths globally each year. By understanding how unhealthy inflammation is initiated, we may also be able to design new strategies for the treatment of common diseases such as cancer, gout and diabetes.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Masters, Seth L., Lagou, Vasiliki, Jéru, Isabelle, Baker, Paul J., Van Eyck, Lien, Parry, David A., Lawless, Dylan, De Nardo, Dominic, Garcia-Perez, Josselyn E., Dagley, Laura F., Holley, Caroline L., Dooley, James, Moghaddas, Fiona, Pasciuto, Emanuela, Jeandel, Pierre-Yves, Sciot, Raf, Lyras, Dena, Webb, Andrew I., Nicholson, Sandra E., De Somer, Lien, van Nieuwenhove, Erika, Ruuth-Praz, Julia, Copin, Bruno, Cochet, Emmanuelle, Medlej-Hashim, Myrna, Megarbane, Andre, Schroder, Kate, Savic, Sinisa, Goris, An, Amselem, Serge, Wouters, Carine and Liston, Adrian (2016) Familial auto inflammation with neutrophilic dermatosis reveals a novel regulatory mechanism of pyrin activation. Science Translational Medicine, 8 332: 1-9. doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.aaf1471

  • Bezbradica, Jelena S., Coll, Rebecca C. and Schroder, Kate (2016) Sterile signals generate weaker and delayed macrophage NLRP3 inflammasome responses relative to microbial signals. Cellular and Molecular Immunology, 1-9. doi:doi:10.1038/cmi.2016.11

  • Chen, Kaiwen W., Bezbradica, Jelena S., Gross, Christina J., Wall, Adam A., Sweet, Matthew J., Stow, Jennifer L. and Schroder, Kate (2016) The murine neutrophil NLRP3 inflammasome is activated by soluble but not particulate or crystalline agonists. European Journal of Immunology, 46 4: 1004-1010. doi:10.1002/eji.201545943

  • Zamoshnikova, Alina, Grob, Christina J., Schuster, Steffen, Chen, Kaiwen W., Wilson, Anne, Tacchini-Cottier, Fabienne and Schroder, Kate (2016) NLRP12 is a neutrophil-specific, negative regulator of in vitro cell migration but does not modulate LPS- or infection-induced NF-κB or ERK signalling. Immunobiology, 221 2: 341-346. doi:10.1016/j.imbio.2015.10.001

  • Baker, Paul J., Boucher, Dave, Bierschenk, Damien, Tebartz, Christina, Whitney, Paul G., D'Silva, Damian B, Tanzer, Marco J., Monteleone, Mercedes, Robertson, Avril A.B., Cooper, Matthew A., Alvarez-Diaz, Silvia, Herold, Marco J., Bedoui, Sammy, Schroder, Kate and Masters, Seth L. (2015) NLRP3 inflammasome activation downstream of cytoplasmic LPS recognition by both caspase-4 and caspase-5. European Journal of Immunology, 45 10: 2918-2926. doi:10.1002/eji.201545655

  • Coll, Rebecca C., Robertson, Avril A. B., Chae, Jae Jin, Higgins, Sarah C., Muñoz-Planillo, Raúl, Inserra, Marco C., Vetter, Irina, Dungan, Lara S., Monks, Brian G., Stütz, Andrea, Croker, Daniel E., Butler, Mark S., Haneklaus, Moritz, Sutton, Caroline E., Núñez, Gabriel, Latz, Eicke, Kästner, Daniel L., Mills, Kingston H. G., Masters, Seth L., Schroder, Kate, Cooper, Matthew A. and O'Neill, Luke A. J. (2015) A small-molecule inhibitor of the NLRP3 inflammasome for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Nature Medicine, 21 3: 248-257. doi:10.1038/nm.3806

  • Chen, Kaiwen W., Groß, Christina J., Vasquez Sotomayor, Flor, Stacey, Katryn J., Tschopp, Jurg, Sweet, Matthew J. and Schroder, Kate (2014) The Neutrophil NLRC4 Inflammasome Selectively Promotes IL-1β Maturation without Pyroptosis during Acute Salmonella Challenge. Cell Reports, 8 2: 570-582. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2014.06.028

  • Schroder, Kate, Sagulenko, Vitaliya, Zamoshnikova, Alina, Richards, Ayanthi A., Cridland, Jasmyn A., Irvine, Katharine M., Stacey, Katryn J. and Sweet, Matthew J. (2012) Acute lipopolysaccharide priming boosts inflammasome activation independently of inflammasome sensor induction. Immunobiology, 217 12: 1325-1329. doi:10.1016/j.imbio.2012.07.020

  • Schroder, Kate, Irvine, Katharine M., Taylor, Martin S., Bokil, Nilesh J., Le Cao, Kim-Anh, Masterman, Kelly-Anne, Labzin, Larisa I., Semple, Colin A., Kapetanovic, Ronan, Fairbairn, Lynsey, Akalin, Altuna, Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Baillie, John Kenneth, Gongora, Milena, Daub, Carsten O., Kawaji, Hideya, McLachlan, Geoffrey J., Goldman, Nick, Grimmond, Sean M., Carninci, Piero, Suzuki, Harukazu, Hayashizaki, Yoshihide, Lenhard, Boris, Hume, David A. and Sweet, Matthew J. (2012) Conservation and divergence in Toll-like receptor 4-regulated gene expression in primary human versus mouse macrophages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 109 16: E944-E953. doi:10.1073/pnas.1110156109

  • Tschopp, Jurg and Schroder, Kate (2010) NLRP3 inflammasome activation: The convergence of multiple signalling pathways on ROS production?. Nature Reviews Immunology, 10 3: 210-215. doi:10.1038/nri2725

  • Schroder, Kate and Tschopp, Jurg (2010) The inflammasomes. Cell, 140 6: 821-832. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2010.01.040

  • Schroder, Kate, Zhou, Rongbin and Tschopp, Jurg (2010) The NLRP3 inflammasome: a sensor for metabolic danger?. Science, 327 5963: 269-300. doi:10.1126/science.1184003

  • Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Kimura, Yasumasa, Daub, Carsten O., Wani, Shivangi, Plessy, Charles, Irvine, Katharine M., Schroder, Kate, Cloonan, Nicole, Steptoe, Anita L., Lassmann, Timo, Waki, Kazunori, Hornig, Nadine, Arakawa, Takahiro, Takahashi, Hazuki, Kawai, Jun, Forrest, Alistair R. R., Suzuki, Harukazu, Hayashizaki, Yoshihide, Hume, David A., Orlando, Valerio, Grimmond, Sean M. and Carninci, Piero (2009) The regulated retrotransposon transcriptome of mammalian cells. Nature genetics, 41 5: 563-571. doi:10.1038/ng.368

  • Suzuki, H, Forrest, ARR, van Nimwegen, E, Daub, CO, Balwierz, PJ, Irvine, KM, Lassmann, T, Ravasi, T, Hasegawa, Y, de Hoon, MJL, Katayama, S, Schroder, K, Carninci, P, Tomaru, Y, Kanamori-Katayama, M, Kubosaki, A, Akalin, A, Ando, Y, Arner, E, Asada, M, Asahara, H, Bailey, T, Bajic, VB, Bauer, D, Beckhouse, AG, Bertin, N, Bjorkegren, J, Brombacher, F, Bulger, E, Chalk, AM, Chiba, J, Cloonan, N, Dawe, A, Dostie, J, Engstrom, PG, Essack, M, Faulkner, GJ, Fink, JL, Fredman, D, Fujimori, K, Furuno, M, Gojobori, T, Gough, J, Grimmond, SM, Gustafsson, M, Hashimoto, M, Hashimoto, T, Hatakeyama, M, Heinzel, S, Hide, W, Hofmann, O, Hornquist, M, Huminiecki, L, Ikeo, K, Imamoto, N, Inoue, S, Inoue, Y, Ishihara, R, Iwayanagi, T, Jacobsen, A, Kaur, M, Kawaji, H, Kerr, MC, Kimura, R, Kimura, S, Kimura, Y, Kitano, H, Koga, H, Kojima, T, Kondo, S, Konno, T, Krogh, A, Kruger, A, Kumar, A, Lenhard, B, Lennartsson, A, Lindow, M, Lizio, M, MacPherson, C, Maeda, N, Maher, CA, Maqungo, M, Mar, J, Matigian, NA, Matsuda, H, Mattick, JS, Meier, S, Miyamoto, S, Miyamoto-Sato, E, Nakabayashi, K, Nakachi, Y, Nakano, M, Nygaard, S, Okayama, T, Okazaki, Y, Okuda-Yabukami, H, Orlando, V, Otomo, J, Pachkov, M, Petrovsky, N, Plessy, C, Quackenbush, J, Radovanovic, A, Rehli, M, Saito, R, Sandelin, A, Schmeier, S, Schonbach, C, Schwartz, AS, Semple, CA, Sera, M, Severin, J, Shirahige, K, Simons, C, Laurent, GS, Suzuki, M, Suzuki, T, Sweet, MJ, Taft, RJ, Takeda, S, Takenaka, Y, Tan, K, Taylor, MS, Teasdale, RD, Tegner, J, Teichmann, S, Valen, E, Wahlestedt, C, Waki, K, Waterhouse, A, Wells, Christine A., Winther, O, Wu, L, Yamaguchi, K, Yanagawa, H, Yasuda, J, Zavolan, M, Hume, DA, Arakawa, T, Fukuda, S, Imamura, K, Kai, C, Kaiho, A, Kawashima, T, Kawazu, C, Kitazume, Y, Kojima, M, Miura, H, Murakami, K, Murata, M, Ninomiya, N, Nishiyori, H, Noma, S, Ogawa, C, Sano, T, Simon, C, Tagami, M, Takahashi, Y, Kawai, J, Hayashizaki, Y, FANTOM Consortium and Riken Omics Science Center (2009) The transcriptional network that controls growth arrest and differentiation in a human myeloid leukemia cell line. Nature Genetics, 41 5: 553-562. doi:10.1038/ng.375

  • Taft, RJ, Glazov, EA, Cloonan, N, Simons, C, Stephen, S, Faulkner, GJ, Lassmann, T, Forrest, ARR, Grimmond, SM, Schroder, K, Irvine, K, Arakawa, T, Nakamura, M, Kubosaki, A, Hayashida, K, Kawazu, C, Murata, M, Nishiyori, H, Fukuda, S, Kawai, J, Daub, CO, Hume, DA, Suzuki, H, Orlando, V, Carninci, P, Hayashizaki, Y and Mattick, JS (2009) Tiny RNAs associated with transcription start sites in animals. Nature Genetics, 41 5: 572-578. doi:10.1038/ng.312

  • Schroder, K., Spille, M., Pilz, A., Lattin, J., Bode, K. A., Irvine, K. M., Burrows, A. D., Ravasi, T., Weighardt, H., Stacey, K. J., Decker, T., Hume, D. A., Dalpke, A. H. and Sweet, M. J. (2007) Differential effects of CpG DNA on IFN-beta induction and STAT1 activation in murine macrophages versus dendritic cells: Alternatively activated STAT1 negatively regulates TLR signaling in macrophages. Journal of Immunology, 179 6: 3495-3503.

  • Schroder, Kate, Hertzog, Paul J., Ravasi, Timothy and Hume, David A. (2004) Interferon-gamma: an overview of signals, mechanisms and functions. Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 75 2: 163-189. doi:10.1189/jlb.0603252

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2016) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • Expressions of interest from prospective postgraduate students are welcome at any time. For information on future research higher degree projects, please email K.Schroder@imb.uq.edu.au with the following: (1) CV, including a summary of academic qualifications, work and research experience, and publication list; (2) studies report for undergraduate and honours degree(s); and (3) a letter of motivation outlining your research interests.

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Publications

Featured Publications

  • Masters, Seth L., Lagou, Vasiliki, Jéru, Isabelle, Baker, Paul J., Van Eyck, Lien, Parry, David A., Lawless, Dylan, De Nardo, Dominic, Garcia-Perez, Josselyn E., Dagley, Laura F., Holley, Caroline L., Dooley, James, Moghaddas, Fiona, Pasciuto, Emanuela, Jeandel, Pierre-Yves, Sciot, Raf, Lyras, Dena, Webb, Andrew I., Nicholson, Sandra E., De Somer, Lien, van Nieuwenhove, Erika, Ruuth-Praz, Julia, Copin, Bruno, Cochet, Emmanuelle, Medlej-Hashim, Myrna, Megarbane, Andre, Schroder, Kate, Savic, Sinisa, Goris, An, Amselem, Serge, Wouters, Carine and Liston, Adrian (2016) Familial auto inflammation with neutrophilic dermatosis reveals a novel regulatory mechanism of pyrin activation. Science Translational Medicine, 8 332: 1-9. doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.aaf1471

  • Bezbradica, Jelena S., Coll, Rebecca C. and Schroder, Kate (2016) Sterile signals generate weaker and delayed macrophage NLRP3 inflammasome responses relative to microbial signals. Cellular and Molecular Immunology, 1-9. doi:doi:10.1038/cmi.2016.11

  • Chen, Kaiwen W., Bezbradica, Jelena S., Gross, Christina J., Wall, Adam A., Sweet, Matthew J., Stow, Jennifer L. and Schroder, Kate (2016) The murine neutrophil NLRP3 inflammasome is activated by soluble but not particulate or crystalline agonists. European Journal of Immunology, 46 4: 1004-1010. doi:10.1002/eji.201545943

  • Zamoshnikova, Alina, Grob, Christina J., Schuster, Steffen, Chen, Kaiwen W., Wilson, Anne, Tacchini-Cottier, Fabienne and Schroder, Kate (2016) NLRP12 is a neutrophil-specific, negative regulator of in vitro cell migration but does not modulate LPS- or infection-induced NF-κB or ERK signalling. Immunobiology, 221 2: 341-346. doi:10.1016/j.imbio.2015.10.001

  • Baker, Paul J., Boucher, Dave, Bierschenk, Damien, Tebartz, Christina, Whitney, Paul G., D'Silva, Damian B, Tanzer, Marco J., Monteleone, Mercedes, Robertson, Avril A.B., Cooper, Matthew A., Alvarez-Diaz, Silvia, Herold, Marco J., Bedoui, Sammy, Schroder, Kate and Masters, Seth L. (2015) NLRP3 inflammasome activation downstream of cytoplasmic LPS recognition by both caspase-4 and caspase-5. European Journal of Immunology, 45 10: 2918-2926. doi:10.1002/eji.201545655

  • Coll, Rebecca C., Robertson, Avril A. B., Chae, Jae Jin, Higgins, Sarah C., Muñoz-Planillo, Raúl, Inserra, Marco C., Vetter, Irina, Dungan, Lara S., Monks, Brian G., Stütz, Andrea, Croker, Daniel E., Butler, Mark S., Haneklaus, Moritz, Sutton, Caroline E., Núñez, Gabriel, Latz, Eicke, Kästner, Daniel L., Mills, Kingston H. G., Masters, Seth L., Schroder, Kate, Cooper, Matthew A. and O'Neill, Luke A. J. (2015) A small-molecule inhibitor of the NLRP3 inflammasome for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Nature Medicine, 21 3: 248-257. doi:10.1038/nm.3806

  • Chen, Kaiwen W., Groß, Christina J., Vasquez Sotomayor, Flor, Stacey, Katryn J., Tschopp, Jurg, Sweet, Matthew J. and Schroder, Kate (2014) The Neutrophil NLRC4 Inflammasome Selectively Promotes IL-1β Maturation without Pyroptosis during Acute Salmonella Challenge. Cell Reports, 8 2: 570-582. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2014.06.028

  • Schroder, Kate, Sagulenko, Vitaliya, Zamoshnikova, Alina, Richards, Ayanthi A., Cridland, Jasmyn A., Irvine, Katharine M., Stacey, Katryn J. and Sweet, Matthew J. (2012) Acute lipopolysaccharide priming boosts inflammasome activation independently of inflammasome sensor induction. Immunobiology, 217 12: 1325-1329. doi:10.1016/j.imbio.2012.07.020

  • Schroder, Kate, Irvine, Katharine M., Taylor, Martin S., Bokil, Nilesh J., Le Cao, Kim-Anh, Masterman, Kelly-Anne, Labzin, Larisa I., Semple, Colin A., Kapetanovic, Ronan, Fairbairn, Lynsey, Akalin, Altuna, Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Baillie, John Kenneth, Gongora, Milena, Daub, Carsten O., Kawaji, Hideya, McLachlan, Geoffrey J., Goldman, Nick, Grimmond, Sean M., Carninci, Piero, Suzuki, Harukazu, Hayashizaki, Yoshihide, Lenhard, Boris, Hume, David A. and Sweet, Matthew J. (2012) Conservation and divergence in Toll-like receptor 4-regulated gene expression in primary human versus mouse macrophages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 109 16: E944-E953. doi:10.1073/pnas.1110156109

  • Tschopp, Jurg and Schroder, Kate (2010) NLRP3 inflammasome activation: The convergence of multiple signalling pathways on ROS production?. Nature Reviews Immunology, 10 3: 210-215. doi:10.1038/nri2725

  • Schroder, Kate and Tschopp, Jurg (2010) The inflammasomes. Cell, 140 6: 821-832. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2010.01.040

  • Schroder, Kate, Zhou, Rongbin and Tschopp, Jurg (2010) The NLRP3 inflammasome: a sensor for metabolic danger?. Science, 327 5963: 269-300. doi:10.1126/science.1184003

  • Faulkner, Geoffrey J., Kimura, Yasumasa, Daub, Carsten O., Wani, Shivangi, Plessy, Charles, Irvine, Katharine M., Schroder, Kate, Cloonan, Nicole, Steptoe, Anita L., Lassmann, Timo, Waki, Kazunori, Hornig, Nadine, Arakawa, Takahiro, Takahashi, Hazuki, Kawai, Jun, Forrest, Alistair R. R., Suzuki, Harukazu, Hayashizaki, Yoshihide, Hume, David A., Orlando, Valerio, Grimmond, Sean M. and Carninci, Piero (2009) The regulated retrotransposon transcriptome of mammalian cells. Nature genetics, 41 5: 563-571. doi:10.1038/ng.368

  • Suzuki, H, Forrest, ARR, van Nimwegen, E, Daub, CO, Balwierz, PJ, Irvine, KM, Lassmann, T, Ravasi, T, Hasegawa, Y, de Hoon, MJL, Katayama, S, Schroder, K, Carninci, P, Tomaru, Y, Kanamori-Katayama, M, Kubosaki, A, Akalin, A, Ando, Y, Arner, E, Asada, M, Asahara, H, Bailey, T, Bajic, VB, Bauer, D, Beckhouse, AG, Bertin, N, Bjorkegren, J, Brombacher, F, Bulger, E, Chalk, AM, Chiba, J, Cloonan, N, Dawe, A, Dostie, J, Engstrom, PG, Essack, M, Faulkner, GJ, Fink, JL, Fredman, D, Fujimori, K, Furuno, M, Gojobori, T, Gough, J, Grimmond, SM, Gustafsson, M, Hashimoto, M, Hashimoto, T, Hatakeyama, M, Heinzel, S, Hide, W, Hofmann, O, Hornquist, M, Huminiecki, L, Ikeo, K, Imamoto, N, Inoue, S, Inoue, Y, Ishihara, R, Iwayanagi, T, Jacobsen, A, Kaur, M, Kawaji, H, Kerr, MC, Kimura, R, Kimura, S, Kimura, Y, Kitano, H, Koga, H, Kojima, T, Kondo, S, Konno, T, Krogh, A, Kruger, A, Kumar, A, Lenhard, B, Lennartsson, A, Lindow, M, Lizio, M, MacPherson, C, Maeda, N, Maher, CA, Maqungo, M, Mar, J, Matigian, NA, Matsuda, H, Mattick, JS, Meier, S, Miyamoto, S, Miyamoto-Sato, E, Nakabayashi, K, Nakachi, Y, Nakano, M, Nygaard, S, Okayama, T, Okazaki, Y, Okuda-Yabukami, H, Orlando, V, Otomo, J, Pachkov, M, Petrovsky, N, Plessy, C, Quackenbush, J, Radovanovic, A, Rehli, M, Saito, R, Sandelin, A, Schmeier, S, Schonbach, C, Schwartz, AS, Semple, CA, Sera, M, Severin, J, Shirahige, K, Simons, C, Laurent, GS, Suzuki, M, Suzuki, T, Sweet, MJ, Taft, RJ, Takeda, S, Takenaka, Y, Tan, K, Taylor, MS, Teasdale, RD, Tegner, J, Teichmann, S, Valen, E, Wahlestedt, C, Waki, K, Waterhouse, A, Wells, Christine A., Winther, O, Wu, L, Yamaguchi, K, Yanagawa, H, Yasuda, J, Zavolan, M, Hume, DA, Arakawa, T, Fukuda, S, Imamura, K, Kai, C, Kaiho, A, Kawashima, T, Kawazu, C, Kitazume, Y, Kojima, M, Miura, H, Murakami, K, Murata, M, Ninomiya, N, Nishiyori, H, Noma, S, Ogawa, C, Sano, T, Simon, C, Tagami, M, Takahashi, Y, Kawai, J, Hayashizaki, Y, FANTOM Consortium and Riken Omics Science Center (2009) The transcriptional network that controls growth arrest and differentiation in a human myeloid leukemia cell line. Nature Genetics, 41 5: 553-562. doi:10.1038/ng.375

  • Taft, RJ, Glazov, EA, Cloonan, N, Simons, C, Stephen, S, Faulkner, GJ, Lassmann, T, Forrest, ARR, Grimmond, SM, Schroder, K, Irvine, K, Arakawa, T, Nakamura, M, Kubosaki, A, Hayashida, K, Kawazu, C, Murata, M, Nishiyori, H, Fukuda, S, Kawai, J, Daub, CO, Hume, DA, Suzuki, H, Orlando, V, Carninci, P, Hayashizaki, Y and Mattick, JS (2009) Tiny RNAs associated with transcription start sites in animals. Nature Genetics, 41 5: 572-578. doi:10.1038/ng.312

  • Schroder, K., Spille, M., Pilz, A., Lattin, J., Bode, K. A., Irvine, K. M., Burrows, A. D., Ravasi, T., Weighardt, H., Stacey, K. J., Decker, T., Hume, D. A., Dalpke, A. H. and Sweet, M. J. (2007) Differential effects of CpG DNA on IFN-beta induction and STAT1 activation in murine macrophages versus dendritic cells: Alternatively activated STAT1 negatively regulates TLR signaling in macrophages. Journal of Immunology, 179 6: 3495-3503.

  • Schroder, Kate, Hertzog, Paul J., Ravasi, Timothy and Hume, David A. (2004) Interferon-gamma: an overview of signals, mechanisms and functions. Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 75 2: 163-189. doi:10.1189/jlb.0603252

Book Chapter

  • Sester, David P., Zamoshnikova, Alina, Thygesen, Sara J., Vajjhala, Parimala R., Cridland, Simon O., Schroder, Kate and Stacey, Katryn J. (2016). Assessment of inflammasome formation by flow cytometry. In Coligan, John E., Bierer, Barbara, Margulies, David H., Shevach, Ethan M. and Strober, Warren (Ed.), Current protocols in immunology (pp. 14.40.1-14.40.29) Hoboken, NJ United States: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/cpim.13

  • Chen, Kaiwen W., Richards, Ayanthi A., Zamoshnikova, Alina and Schroder, Kate (2014). Inflammasomes and inflammation. In Yusuke Hiraku, Shosuke Kawanishi and Hiroshi Ohshima (Ed.), Cancer and Inflammation Mechanisms: Chemical, Biological, and Clinical Aspects (pp. 103-117) Hoboken, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118826621.ch8

  • Hume, D. A., Irvine, K. M. and Schroder, K. (2009). The impact of CAGE data on the understanding of macrophage transcriptional biology. In Piero Carninci (Ed.), Cap- Analysis Gene Expression (Cage): The Science of Decoding Gene Transcription (pp. 227-244) Singapore: Pan Stanford Publishing.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Giles, Nichole, Sierecki, Emma, Polinkovsky, Mark, Schroder, Kate, Alexandrov, Kirill and Gambin, Yann (2014). A novel approach to investigate the assembly of the NOD-like receptor inflammasomes. In: Across societies - Experimental Biology. Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego Ca, (). 26-30 April 2014.

  • Zamoshnikova, Alina, Gross, Christina J., Vasquez, Flor, Schuster, Steffen, Tacchini-Cottier, Fabienne, Richards, Ayanthi and Schroder, Kate (2014). Exploring NLRP12-An emerging member of NOD-like receptor family. In: 2nd Annual Meeting of the International-Cytokine-and-Interferon-Society (ICIS), Melbourne Australia, (79-79). 26-29 October 2014. doi:10.1016/j.cyto.2014.07.217

  • Coll, Rebecca C., Robertson, Avril A. B., Chae, Jae Jin, Higgins, Sarah C., Dungan, Lara S., Munoz-Planillo, Raul, Monks, Brian G., Croker, Daniel E., Sutton, Caroline E., Stutz, Andrea, Nunez, Gabriel, Latz, Eicke, Kastner, Daniel L., Mills, Kingston H. G., Masters, Seth L., Schroder, Kate, Cooper, Matt A. and O'Neill, Luke A. J. (2014). MCC950 is a potent and specific inhibitor of the NLRP3 inflammasome and a novel potential therapeutic for NLRP3 driven diseases. In: 2nd Annual Meeting of the International-Cytokine-and-Interferon-Society (ICIS), Melbourne Australia, (35-35). Oct 26-29, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.cyto.2014.07.037

  • Sweet, M. J., Schroder, K., Irvine, K. M., Taylor, M., Bokil, N. J., Broomfield, S., Schembri, M. A., Stacey, K. J. and Hume, D. A. (2012). Functional significance of evolutionary divergence in Toll-like receptor-regulated gene expression in human versus mouse. In: Abstracts of the European Congress of Immunology. European Congress of Immunology, Glasgow, Scotland, (297-297). 5-8 September 2012. doi:10.1111/imm.12002

  • Guarda, G., Staehli, F., Ludigs, K., Heinz, L., Seguin-Estevez, Q., Ferrero, I., Braun, M., Schroder, K., Rebsamen, M., Tardivel, A., Mattmann, C., MacDonald, H. R., Romero, P., Reith, W. and Tschopp, J. (2012). NLRC5 deficiency impairs MHC class I-dependent lymphocyte killing by cytotoxic T cells. In: Abstracts of the European Congress of Immunology. European Congress of Immunology, Glasgow Scotland, (17-17). 5-8 September 2012. doi:10.1111/imm.12001

  • Van Zuiiien, Wim, Schroder, K, Garceau, V, Sweet, MJ, Kellie, S and Hume, DA (2008). Expression and function of Schlafen-4 in macrophage biology and inflammation. In: Cytokine. 7th Joint Conference of the International-Cytokine-Society/International-Society-for-Interferon-and-Cytoklin-Research, Montreal Canada, (246-246). Oct 12-16, 2008. doi:10.1016/j.cyto.2008.07.081

  • Chang, M. K., Pettit, A. R., Schroder, K., Ripoll, V. M., Alexander, K. A., Hume, D. A. and Raggatt, L. (2008). Primary murine osteoblast cultures contain macrophages that enhance osteoblast mineralisation. In: Abstracts of the 35th European Symposium on Calcified Tissues. ECTS 35th European Symposium on Calcified Tissues, Barcelona, Spain, (S98-S99). 24-28 May 2008. doi:10.1007/s00223-008-9118-5

  • Alexander, K. A., Chang, M. K., Hume, D. A., Pettit, A. R., Raggatt, L., Ripoli, V. M. and Schroder, K. (2008). Primary murine osteoblast cultures contain macrophages that enhance osteoblast mineralization. In: Calcified Tissue International. 35th European Symposium on Calcified Tissues, Barcelona, Spain, (S98-S99). 24-28 May 2008. doi:10.1007/s00223-008-9118-5

  • Chang, M., Hume, D. A., Pettit, A. R., Raggatt, L., Ripoll, V. M. and Schroder, K. (2007). Primary Murine Osteoblast Cultures Contain Macrophages that Enhance Osteoblast Mineralisation. In: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, (S139-S139). 16th - 19th September, 2007.

  • Schroder, Kate, Irvine, Katharine M., Biron, Kristian, Lichtinger, Monika, Ravasi, Timothy, Rehli, Michael, Sweet, Matthen J. and Hume, David A. (2005). PU.1 and ICSBP regulate the tlr9 promoter in mouse macrophages. In: Inflammation Research. , , (S186-S187). .

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Expressions of interest from prospective postgraduate students are welcome at any time. For information on future research higher degree projects, please email K.Schroder@imb.uq.edu.au with the following: (1) CV, including a summary of academic qualifications, work and research experience, and publication list; (2) studies report for undergraduate and honours degree(s); and (3) a letter of motivation outlining your research interests.