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The Deakin University School of Medicine Oration for 2013 will be delivered by Nobel Laureate and Australian of the Year Professor Peter Doherty.
The oration will focus on the interface between Killer Pathogens that threaten human lives and the set of Killer T white blood cells that function to maintain our body’s integrity.
The oration is open to the public and admission is free.
Professor Peter Doherty trained as a veterinarian, before spending a decade researching infectious diseases of domestic animals. For the past 40 years he has been involved in biomedical research.
He and his Swiss colleague Rolf Zinkernagel shared the 1996 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for a discovery made at the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the ideas they developed concerning the nature of cell-mediated immunity and transplantation.
When: Tuesday 13 August 2013, starting at 6pm
Where: Geelong Clinical School Lecture Theatre, Ryrie Street, Geelong (Entry via Kitchener House).
Closing dates for registration is July 29th.