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Peter Doherty

Peter Doherty shared the 1996 Nobel Medicine Prize with Swiss colleague Rolf Zinkernagel, for their discoveries about transplantation and “killer” T cell-mediated immunity, an understanding that is currently translating into new cancer treatments. The first veterinarian to win a Nobel, he was Australian of the Year in 1997.

He is the author of A Light History of Hot Air, The Beginners Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize, Sentinel Chickens: What Birds Tell us About our Health and Our World and Pandemics: What Everyone Needs to Know, The Knowledge Wars and most recently, The Incidental Tourist.

Saturday 10 August 4.30pm Capital Theatre INSPIRATIONAL LANDSCAPES

Sunday 11 August 1.45pm La Trobe Art Institute PROFESSOR AT LARGE