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Spotlight Session: Peter Doherty

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In Conversation with Jennifer Byrne

Professor Peter Doherty’s extraordinary scientific contribution was recognised in 1996 when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine. In the following year he was made Australian of the Year. Through his books, A Light History of Hot Air and The Beginner’s Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize we learned that he was also a gifted storyteller and raconteur.

In partnership with the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Matter of Life and Death series of events focuses on some of the big issues in life, art and ideas.

Featuring

Jennifer Byrne

Jennifer Byrne is a senior journalist and broadcaster who has worked in all arms of the media: print, radio and television. Having done her cadetship at the Age and worked on UK’s Fleet Street, she was a founding reporter with Channel Nine’s Sunday programme and spent some 12 years traveling the... Read more

Peter Doherty

A graduate of the University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science, Peter Doherty shared the 1996 Nobel Medicine Prize for his immunology research and was the 1997 Australian of the Year. Since then, he has gone in to bat for evidence-based reality, relating to areas as diverse as childhood va... Read more

Location

The Edge, Fed Square

The Atrium Flinders Street Federation Square Melbourne Victoria 3000

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