About Us

Working with the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunology in the research and teaching of infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infections.

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 315 staff, including 26 full Professors, 105 graduate researchers and around 37 research groups that are actively involved in microbiology and immunology research and teaching.

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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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