Peter C. Doherty

Peter Doherty, patron and namesake of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996 with Swiss colleague Rolf Zinkernagel, for their discovery of how the immune system recognizes virus-infected cells. He was Australian of the Year in 1997, and has since been commuting between St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne. His research is mainly in the area of defense against viruses.

Peer review

A Nobel Laureate Explains Peer Review’s Ins and Outs

The author of the new book ‘The Knowledge War’ discusses the intricacies of peer review as practiced, and concludes with a clarion call for reviewers and editors to remember their duties, not their interests.

7 years ago