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Man standing on busy street wearing suit and red tie, in front and to the left of a green and yellow tram and a high rise building with signage Doherty Institute.

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

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Located in the heart of Melbourne’s Biomedical Precinct, the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) is a joint venture between the University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital. It is named in honour of its patron, Laureate Professor Peter Doherty, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the immune system recognises virus-infected cells.

Under the expert guidance of Professor Sharon Lewin, director of the Doherty Institute and a leader in research and clinical management of HIV and infectious diseases, the institute has more than 900 staff who work on infection and immunity through a broad spectrum of activities spanning research, public health and education. The Doherty Institute celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2024.

What's On

Come and see inside the institute that was at the forefront of the COVID-19 response and hear from public health experts and researchers about how they continue to prevent and prepare for infectious disease threats.

Children's Activities

Children are welcome to attend the seminar and go behind the scenes on tours.

Image: Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty outside the Doherty Institute on Royal Parade, Melbourne. Photo: courtesy of the Doherty Institute.

Important Details

Time & Date

Sunday 28 July
Seminar runs 11am
Running for 45 mins in a group of 200

Tour runs from 12pm, 1pm + 2pm
Running for 45 minutes in group of 20

Bookings required—$7 booking fee applies
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Enter via the ground floor reception at the Doherty Institute. No photography or food and drink allowed inside laboratory spaces.



Fully wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby, Elevator access, Livestream, Available online post-event


792 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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