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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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Postera Crescam Laude

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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Laureate Professor Peter Doherty

Namesake and patron of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity, Laureate Professor Peter Doherty shared the 1996 Nobel Medicine Prize with Swiss colleague Rolf Zinkernagel, for their discoveries about transplantation and “killer” T cell-mediated immunity, an understanding that is currently translating into new cancer treatments. 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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