Insights from

Nobel Laureates, for scientists everywhere

Peter Doherty

Peter Doherty

Peter Doherty shared the 1996 Nobel Medicine Prize for discovering the nature of the cellular immune defense.  Based at the University of Melbourne and also spending part of his year at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, he continues to be involved in research directed at understanding and preventing the severe consequences of influenza virus infection.  In addition, he goes in to bat for evidence-based reality, relating to areas as diverse as childhood vaccination, global hunger and anthropogenic climate change.  In an effort to communicate more broadly, he has published two “lay” books, and has two more in progress.

Peter Doherty Lecture Video
Peter Doherty

Peter Doherty Lecture Video

What makes a good scientist?
Peter Doherty

What makes a good scientist?

Should you take breaks from the lab?
Peter Doherty

Should you take breaks from the lab?

What is the best advice you received as a student?
Peter Doherty

What is the best advice you received as a student?

Do you have any tips for aspiring PhD students?
Peter Doherty

Do you have any tips for aspiring PhD students?

How should you choose a PhD project?
Peter Doherty

How should you choose a PhD project?

Was a Nobel Prize always on the cards?
Peter Doherty

Was a Nobel Prize always on the cards?

Did you always want to be a scientist?
Peter Doherty

Did you always want to be a scientist?

How has life changed since the Nobel Prize?
Peter Doherty

How has life changed since the Nobel Prize?

Do you think scientists should engage with the public?
Peter Doherty

Do you think scientists should engage with the public?

How important is a journal’s impact factor?
Peter Doherty

How important is a journal’s impact factor?

What’s the best part of being a scientist?
Peter Doherty

What’s the best part of being a scientist?

What’s the relationship between skill and luck?
Peter Doherty

What’s the relationship between skill and luck?

Is there value in failed experiments?
Peter Doherty

Is there value in failed experiments?

What should I do when my experiments don’t work?
Peter Doherty

What should I do when my experiments don’t work?