This is the laboratory web site of the Macrophage Biology group at Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland headed jointly by Kate Irvine and David Hume.  Our basic science research focus is on macrophage development and homeostasis and the functions of the macrophage colony-stimulating factor receptor (CSF1R).  We aim to exploit knowledge of macrophage biology to understand the development of chronic inflammatory and degenerative diseases, especially in the liver and brain, and to identify macrophage-targetted therapies to promote tissue regeneration.

The site provides resources for collaborators and the macrophage community including databases of images, movies, datasets, protocols and on-line reviews related to our published and unpublished work on macrophages.