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


29 April 2022, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm


Please arrive at 4:15pm for 4:30 - 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 29th 2022 at 4:30 - 5:30pm (VIC)


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

As part of the Day of Immunology Victoria 2022, 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 60 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. Safety glasses will be provided.
  • 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.  

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.

Other ASI VIC/TAS Discovery tours and events:

Other Melbourne research institutes that are also offering tours as part of Day of Immunology in Victoria include:

  • Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash, Clayton
  • La Trobe Institute for Medical Science, Bundoora
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
  • The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne (this event listing)
  • The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne
  • University of Tasmania, Tasmania

ℹ️  This tour will run back-to-back with a public lecture in The Peter Doherty Institute auditorium on the 29th April 2022, from 6-7pm.
The tour will conclude in the auditorium and participants wishing to stay on for the public lecture can do so provided they have registered separately for this event.

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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.
For more information, please visit or click here to email us. 

How to register

Register before April 30th 2022 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 30 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?

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