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After completing his undergraduate studies at the University Vienna, Austria, and a Masters at the University of Nottingham, UK, Thomas Naderer obtained his PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2004. He worked as a post-doctoral scientist in the laboratory of Prof Malcolm McConville (University of Melbourne) before joining the NHMRC Program on Cellular Microbiology headed by Prof Trevor Lithgow, Monash University. In 2012 he established the macrophage-pathogen interaction group with funding from the NHMRC.

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Research Output

Targeting NLRP3 and staphylococcal pore-forming toxin receptors in human-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived macrophages

Chow, S. H., Deo, P., Yeung, A. T. Y., Kostoulias, X. P., Jeon, Y., Gao, M-L., Seidi, A., Olivier, F. A. B., Sridhar, S., Nethercott, C., Cameron, D., Robertson, A. A. B., Robert, R., Mackay, C. R., Traven, A., Jin, Z-B., Hale, C., Dougan, G., Peleg, A. Y. & Naderer, T., 12 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of leukocyte biology. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Central metabolic interactions of immune cells and microbes: prospects for defeating infections

Traven, A. & Naderer, T., 1 Jul 2019, In : EMBO Reports. 20, 7, 17 p., e47995.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Glucose Homeostasis Is Important for Immune Cell Viability during Candida Challenge and Host Survival of Systemic Fungal Infection

Tucey, T. M., Verma, J., Harrison, P. F., Snelgrove, S. L., Lo, T. L., Scherer, A. K., Barugahare, A. A., Powell, D. R., Wheeler, R. T., Hickey, M. J., Beilharz, T. H., Naderer, T. & Traven, A., 1 May 2018, In : Cell Metabolism. 27, 5, p. 988-1006.e7 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
32 Citations (Scopus)

Leishmania mexicana can utilize amino acids as major carbon sources in macrophages but not in animal models

Saunders, E. C., Naderer, T., Chambers, J., Landfear, S. M. & McConville, M. J., 1 Apr 2018, In : Molecular Microbiology. 108, 2, p. 143-158 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

12 Citations (Scopus)

Outer membrane vesicles from Neisseria gonorrhoeae target PorB to mitochondria and induce apoptosis

Deo, P., Chow, S. H., Hay, I. D., Kleifeld, O., Costin, A., Elgass, K. D., Jiang, J-H., Ramm, G., Gabriel, K., Dougan, G., Lithgow, T., Heinz, E. & Naderer, T., 30 Mar 2018, In : PLoS Pathogens. 14, 3, 30 p., e1006945.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
15 Citations (Scopus)


  • 1 Membership of industry collaboration/ network

Monash Antimicrobial Resistance Group (Event)

Trevor Lithgow (Chair/Co-Chair), , Max Cryle (Member), , Kellie Tuck (Member), , Ana Traven (Member), , Thomas Naderer (Member), , Julian Rood (Member), , Dena Lyras (Member), , Anton Peleg (Member), , Mibel Aguilar (Member), , Fasseli Coulibaly (Member), , Sheena McGowan (Member), , Meredith Anne Okeeffe (Member), , Matthew Belousoff (Member), & Philip Heraud (Member)

1 Mar 20171 Jan 2019

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of industry collaboration/ network

Press / Media

Monash study exposes key tactic used by deadly fungus

Thomas Naderer & Ana Traven


2 Media contributions

Press/Media: Research

Study exposes key tactic used by deadly fungus

Thomas Naderer & Ana Traven


1 item of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Research