Peter Doherty is currently the Michael F Tamer chair for biomedical research at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, and a laureate professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne.
He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, and was Australian of the year in 1997.
His first book on science for a general audience, The Beginners Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize (MUP, 2014), has been translated into six languages.
Living with complexity
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EssayIS THIS WHOLE global warming scenario real or, as some newspaper columnists like to suggest, a massive conspiracy by self-serving scientists and self-appointed environmentalists who are trying to maximise their own resources, influence and power? Interestingly, we are starting...
Beating the tyrant distance
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