|Peter Doherty Institute|
The $210 million world-class Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity is a partnership between the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health.
It is named after the esteemed Nobel Laureate (1996) and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, Professor Peter Doherty, who is also the Institute’s Patron.
The vision for the Peter Doherty Institute is to create a world-class institute combining research into infectious disease and immunity with teaching excellence, reference laboratory diagnostic services, epidemiology and clinical services.
Once operational in 2014, more than 700 scientists, researchers and staff will collaborate in a state-of-the-art facility and teach, train, provide scholarships for and inspire future generations of students, clinicians and researchers.
The six organisations brought together to form the Doherty partnership are the:
For further information, please see the Peter Doherty Institute Project website.
- The Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (part of Melbourne Health);
- The Victorian Infectious Diseases Service (part of Melbourne Health);
- The University of Melbourne's Department of Microbiology and Immunology;
- The Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory, The University of Melbourne;
- The Victorian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance System; and the
- The Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative.