Keynote Speakers & Networking Event


professor peter doherty

Peter Doherty is an Australian who, having trained as a veterinary surgeon, went on on to revolutionize immunology as a researcher in the field of medicine. 

Professor Doherty's research focuses on the immune system and his Nobel work described how the body's immune cells protect against viruses. His key finding was the central role of MHC in presenting antigen to T cells. He and Rolf Zinkernagel, the co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, discovered how T cells recognise their target antigens in combination with major histocompatibility complex(MHC) proteins.

He received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1995, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with Rolf M. Zinkernagel in 1996 and was named Australian of the Year in 1997.

This keynote presentation is generously supported by TSANZ



Department of Experimental Immunology,
WPI Immunology Frontier Research Center,
Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

Shimon Sakaguchi is a Distinguished Professor at the World Premier International Research Initiative (WPI)-Immunology Frontier Research Center (IFReC) at Osaka University, Japan. He is an immunologist recognized for his work on the control of immune responses. He is known particularly for his discovery of regulatory T cells, an indispensable constituent of the immune system for the maintenance of immune self-tolerance and homeostasis.

Experience a true Australian BBQ!

Don’t miss the opportunity to have a true Aussie BBQ on the Mantra’s beautiful lawn and network with your fellow attendees, followed by the Keynote presentation of the Nobel Laureate Prize Winner Peter C. Doherty.

The event will take place on Wednesday, November 11 from 18:30 to 21:00. The cost is $65 USD per person. Purchase the ticket with your registration!