Peter Doherty coming to Shepparton

By Tara Whitsed

Nobel Prize-winning scientist, traveller and writer Peter Doherty will speak at Shepparton library on Friday.

The author of The Incidental Tourist, Professor Doherty will talk about his adventures with audience members.

Prof Doherty has had a successful career, discovering the nature of cellular immune defence — something which provided him with opportunities to travel.

His research has taken him around the world and his adventures were recorded in a journal that covers more than 30 years. His novel is the culmination of 30 years of travel and adventure.

People will find out what happened when Prof Doherty lifted his gaze from his medical research.

He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology for discovering the nature of the cellular immune defence.

Based at the Melbourne University, he continues to be involved in research directed at understanding and preventing the severe consequences of influenza virus infection.

He has published five books for general readers, including the best-selling The Beginners Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize.

The talk will be followed by afternoon tea supplied by the Friends of the Shepparton Library.

Prof Doherty will speak at Shepparton library, Marungi St, Shepparton, on Friday at 2.30pm. Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning 1300374765 or via shepparton@gvrlc.vic.gov.au Books will be available to buy on the day.