Doherty Institute

Doherty Institute

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity is an unincorporated 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 in infectious diseases and immunity. The Doherty Institute is focussed on finding solutions to prevent, treat and cure infectious diseases and understanding the complexities of microbes and the immune system.

Principal research areas

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


Professor Sharon Lewin