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Center Director: Professor Sharon Lewin, FRACP, PhD, FAHMS

The Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

792 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


The Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, The University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health, Melbourne, Australia combines research into infectious disease and immunity with teaching excellence, reference laboratory and diagnostic services, epidemiology and clinical services and has over 700 staff. It was officially opened in September 2014 and is named after Australian Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty who is an active member of the institute. The inaugural director is Professor Sharon Lewin, an Australian infectious diseases physician and virologist and leading expert in HIV Cure research. The $210 million state of the art building houses public health reference laboratories funded by the state of Victoria and the Commonwealth of Australia, the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research in Influenza, extensive BSL3 laboratory space and the only BSL4 reference laboratory in Australia. Virology is a major strength of the institute with multi-disciplinary strengths in influenza, HIV, viral hepatitis, dengue, emerging infections and fundamental related immunology.


AFFILIATED RESEARCHERS:James McCluskey, Mike Catton, Anne Kelso, D. Cooper, T. Cunningham, Gus Nossal