Welcome to the Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Where exceptional science supported by world class facilities allows us to transform and communicate our understanding of infection, immunity and disease.
Meet our Head of Department
Professor Andrew Brooks leads the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, comprising more than 390 staff, including 25 full Professors, 150 graduate researchers and around 35 research groups that are actively involved in microbiology and immunology research and teaching.
General enquiries, where to find us, deliveries and media requests.
The world-class researchers, award-winning teachers and exceptional staff at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
A Brief History
A history of teaching and researching microbiology and immunology since 1929.
The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
A joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, combining research, teaching, public health and reference laboratory services, diagnostic services and clinical care.
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.