Research projects

  • Innate immune recognition of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other pathogens
  • Molecular mechanisms of macrophage functions 
  • Regulators of immune responses during infection and inflammation
  • Discovery of novel anti-microbials
  • Enhancing host defence mechanisms in severe bacterial infections

Researcher biography

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.

Areas of research