Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute)


The Doherty Institute was established by The University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital as a centre of excellence, where leading scientists and clinicians collaborate to improve health globally.

The Institute’s Patron is Laureate Professor Peter Doherty, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the immune system recognizes virus-infected cells.

More than 700 staff work on infection and immunity through a broad spectrum of activities.  This includes discovery research, diagnosis, surveillance and investigation of infectious disease outbreaks, and the development of ways to prevent, treat and eliminate infectious diseases.

For more information, visit the Doherty Institute website here