Professor Avril Robertson

Professor in Biotechnology

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Faculty of Science

Affiliate Professor

Institute for Molecular Bioscience
a.robertson3@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54612

Overview

Qualifications

  • Higher Education Leadership, National Excellence in School Leadership Initiative
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews
  • Master in Chemistry with First Class Honours, University of St Andrews

Publications

  • Coll, Rebecca C., Hill, James R., Day, Christopher J., Zamoshnikova, Alina, Boucher, Dave, Massey, Nicholas L., Chitty, Jessica L., Fraser, James A., Jennings, Michael P., Robertson, Avril A. B. and Schroder, Kate (2019) MCC950 directly targets the NLRP3 ATP-hydrolysis motif for inflammasome inhibition. Nature Chemical Biology, 15 6: 556-559. doi:10.1038/s41589-019-0277-7

  • Krishnan, Shalini M, Ling, Yeong H, Huuskes, Brooke M, Ferens, Dorota M, Saini, Narbada, Chan, Christopher T, Diep, Henry, Kett, Michelle M, Samuel, Chrishan S, Kemp-Harper, Barbara K, Robertson, Avril A B, Cooper, Matthew A, Peter, Karlheinz, Latz, Eicke, Mansell, Ashley S, Sobey, Christopher G, Drummond, Grant R and Vinh, Antony (2019) Pharmacological inhibition of the NLRP3 inflammasome reduces blood pressure, renal damage, and dysfunction in salt-sensitive hypertension. Cardiovascular Research, 115 4: 776-787. doi:10.1093/cvr/cvy252

  • Mathur, Anukriti, Feng, Shouya, Hayward, Jenni A., Ngo, Chinh, Fox, Daniel, Atmosukarto, Ines I., Price, Jason D., Schauer, Kristina, Märtlbauer, Erwin, Robertson, Avril A. B., Burgio, Gaetan, Fox, Edward M., Leppla, Stephen H., Kaakoush, Nadeem O. and Man, Si Ming (2019) A multicomponent toxin from Bacillus cereus incites inflammation and shapes host outcome via the NLRP3 inflammasome. Nature Microbiology, 4 2: 362-374. doi:10.1038/s41564-018-0318-0

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Robertson, Avril A. B. (2018). Inhibiting inflammasomes with small molecules. In Mario D. Cordero and Elísabet Alcocer-Gómez (Ed.), Inflammasomes: clinical and therapeutic implications (pp. 343-400) Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-89390-7_15

Journal Article

Conference Publication

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

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor