Massey University, with support from the University of Otago and the Royal Society of New Zealand, presents Professor Peter Doherty, the scientist whose Nobel Prize winning research revolutionised understanding of how our immune system responds to infectious diseases and cancers, and led to breakthroughs in vaccine manufacture.

His talk traverses the topic of viruses – including influenza A viruses, HIV, Ebola and Hendra – and how our body’s immune system responds to them.

Professor Peter Doherty is based at the University of Melbourne and St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis.

He is also an author of lay books and his latest is called Sentinel Chickens: What Birds Tell Us About Our Health And Our World.’

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