Doherty Institute

Doherty Institute

Finding solutions to prevent, treat and cure infectious diseases and understanding the complexities of microbes and the immune system requires innovative approaches and concentrated effort. This is why the University of Melbourne – a world leader in education, teaching and research excellence – and the Royal Melbourne Hospital – an internationally renowned institution providing outstanding care, research and learning – have partnered to create The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity; a centre of excellence where leading scientists and clinicians collaborate to improve human health globally.

Principal research areas

  • Immunology
  • Viral Infectious Diseases
  • Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections​
  • Host-pathogen Interactions


Professor Sharon Lewin