The University of Melbourne is a globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive university uniquely positioned to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

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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Research in the Faculty

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia's largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 academic staff, 4000 honorary staff and 1500 graduate researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Researchers are located at key sites across Victoria, with more conducting research around the world. These renowned experts from every field can be found in labs, hospitals, affiliated research institutes and all across the wider community.

Information and support tools for Faculty staff are available on the Faculty intranet.