About us

Brooks

Welcome to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Professor Andrew Brooks, B.SC (HONS), PHD (FLINDERS)

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology comprises more than 120 academic staff, including 18 full Professors, 80 graduate students and around 30 research groups that are actively involved in microbiology and immunology research and teaching.

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scanning electron micrograph of typhoid bacterium

Microbiological Diagnostic Unit Public Health Laboratory

MDUPHL provides a comprehensive microbiology service for the investigation of infectious diseases, and food and waterborne outbreaks in Victoria.

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Peter Doherty

Laureate Professor Peter Doherty

Professor Doherty is Head of the Influenza Research Group in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

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Department of Bacteriology 1929

A brief history

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne was established to teach and conduct research in the areas of bacteriology, virology, immunology and biotechnology.

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