Associate Professor Antje Blumenthal

Principal Research Fellow

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Faculty of Medicine

Affiliate Principle Research Fellow

Institute for Molecular Bioscience
a.blumenthal@uq.edu.au
+61 7 344 36984

Overview

A microbiology graduate from Kiel University (Germany), Dr Antje Blumenthal pursued her PhD research in Immunology at the Leibniz Research Center for Medicine and Biosciences (Germany). After postdoctoral work at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York (USA), Dr Blumenthal now heads the Infection and Inflammation Group at The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute in Brisbane, Australia.

Dr Blumenthal’s research focuses on innate immune sensors, regulators of inflammation, and discovery of new therapeutic opportunities for challenging infectious diseases, with a specific emphasis on tuberculosis and sepsis. The Blumenthal lab employs in vivo and in vitro model systems, and fosters cross-disciplinary collaborations with immunologists, microbiologists, systems biologists, chemists, clinical research teams and industry partners.

Research Interests

  • Tuberculosis
    - immune response - pathogenesis - novel anti-TB drugs
  • Innate Immunity
    molecular and cellular mechanisms of pathogen recognition, host cell activation and anti-microbial defence
  • Macrophage biology
    infection and inflammation related macrophage functions
  • Inflammation
    molecular regulation of inflammatory responses
  • Sepsis
    immune responses and biomarker discovery

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Lübeck

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision