Writers at Stanton - Peter Doherty
13-Sep-2018 • 1pm
The Incidental Tourist - Peter Doherty
The extraordinary travel tales of an eminent scientist.
Join Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty on his extraordinary adventures around the globe. Doherty's dazzling schedule can leave his head spinning. So what happens when he lifts his gaze and asks: 'What the hell am I doing here?'
Doherty has kept a journal about the far-flung destinations his work has taken him to for more than thirty years. His observations and discoveries in The Incidental Tourist make for perfect armchair travel.
Peter Doherty shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for discovering the nature of the cellular immune defence. Based at the University of Melbourne, 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 bestselling The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize.