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A joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital



The Doherty Institute serves as a hub for both postgraduate and undergraduate teaching in infection and immunity. 

At the undergraduate level, the Doherty Institute is home to the University of Melbourne’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, which delivers specialised courses in bacteriology, virology and immunology along with more generalist infection and immunity subjects. These courses draw on the wealth of international expertise from infection and immunity specialists within the Doherty Institute and also provide exposure to state-of-the-art technologies in purpose-built student laboratories. These laboratories are also used for a variety of wider technical training roles, often providing visiting students or researchers specific training in diagnostic or pathogen isolation techniques.

At the postgraduate level, the Doherty Institute has approximately 100 PhD students obtaining high-level research training in microbiology and immunology. These students also benefit from the high calibre of scientists and facilities, combined with an environment where cutting-edge research is side by side with public health laboratories.

Places are now open for Honours, Masters, PhD and MPhil students in 2018. View the projects available in our 2018 Research Projects Handbook.

For additional information about studying at the Doherty Institute see the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

  • Miller Foundation Scholarship for Infection and Immunity 2017

    Applications are invited for the prestigious Miller Foundation Scholarship in Infection and Immunity. Launched following a generous donation from the Miller Foundation to the Doherty Institute, the scholarship supports postgraduate research scholarships for graduates with demonstrated excellence in the area of Immunology or Infectious Diseases research that are eligible to be approved as full-time candidates for graduate research degrees in the Schools of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne.

    Click here for further details.  Applications close 15 November.