🎗️ ASI Public Event | DoI Discovery Tour at the Doherty Institute 2023


28 April 2023, 4:15 pm to 5:30 pm


Please arrive at 4pm for 4:15 - 5.30pm (VIC)


The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity


Immunologists from the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity.



ASI VIC/TAS celebrates International Day of Immunology
🌏 "Discovery Tour at The Peter Doherty Institute"

🗓️ April 28th 2023 at 4:15 - 5:30pm (VIC)


To register, please scroll down to the bottom of the page

Go behind the scenes of one of Victoria's leading medical research institutes

As part of the Day of Immunology Victoria 2023, organised by the Australia and New Zealand Society for Immunology (ASI), The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity is opening its doors to the public.

Discovery tours provide a unique opportunity for the community to find out more about medical research, see our state-of-the-art facilities, learn about our exciting discoveries and talk to passionate scientists about their research.

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s Biomedical Precinct, the Doherty Institute is named in honour of Patron, Laureate Professor Peter Doherty, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the immune system recognises virus-infected cells.

Under the expert guidance of Professor Sharon Lewin, (Director, Doherty Institute), who is a leader in research and clinical management of HIV and infectious diseases, the Doherty Institute has more than 700 staff who work on infection and immunity through a broad spectrum of activities. This includes discovery research; diagnosis, surveillance and investigation of infectious disease outbreaks; and the development of ways to prevent, treat and eliminate infectious diseases.

Discovery Tour details:

  • Tours are free and run for approximately 75 minutes. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
  • As tour groups visit a working laboratory, closed toe shoes (preferably flat) must be worn for occupational health and safety reasons. 
  • The minimum age for discovery tour attendees is 12 years old. All children need to be accompanied by an adult.
  • This event is wheelchair accessible.
  • Photography: participants are welcome to take photographs during the tour, but please frame working scientists outside of the photos unless permission is given.

📧 For more information, contact [email protected].

ℹ️ This event listing is for the Doherty Institute Discovery Tour.  The Doherty Institute will also offer a Public Lecture which follows on from this Discovery Tour.  If you wish to attend the Public Lecture, please ensure you register separately for this here.  

For more information on Day of Immunology Discovery Tours, click here or follow us on twitter, facebook or instagram.

Getting to the Institute:

The Doherty Institute is located at 792 Elizabeth Street, opposite the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, please enter via revolving doors at Elizabeth St entrance. Ticketed parking is available on-street and at surrounding car parking facilities. We will meet at the reception on ground floor prior to the tour.


Organiser Description:

Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology - Day of Immunology

The purpose of the Day of Immunology is to strengthen public awareness of immunology as a basis for individual health and well-being.
Established in 2005 by the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS), the success of Day of Immunology led to it being celebrated worldwide since 2007. Under the auspices of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology (ASI) and other generous sponsors, Day of Immunology has been celebrated in Victoria since 2009.

How to register

Register before April 26th 2023 for your FREE ticket to this fabulous event.
Scroll down to the green button below 'REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT'.

🚩 This event is strictly limited to 60 people, so please register for this event and wait for an email from our organisers that confirms your place.  For more information, contact [email protected].

This is a COVID-safe event

Your health and safety are of utmost importance to us.  Please be prepared to present your current COVID-19 vaccination status if asked by Event Organisers.

Please indicate your vaccination status on the next page.

Why are you interested in touring?

We'd love to know why you are visiting, so please pop any additional info in the field called 'Additional Requirements'.

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