Born: Established: 15 Oct 1940 Brisbane Queensland ;
Nobel Prize-winner Peter Doherty says his 'characteristics as a scientist stem from a non-conformist upbringing, a sense of being something of an outsider, and looking for different perceptions in everything from novels, to art to experimental results.... Intellectually, I march to the beat of my own drum and have little interest in competing in "races". There are too few people working in the area of viral pathogenesis and immunity, too little funding, too many problems and too little time.'
Doherty won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1996.
Source: from Les Prix Nobel. The Nobel Prizes 1996, edited by Tore Frängsmyr, Nobel Foundation: Stockholm, 1997
Sighted on the Nobel Foundation's website, http://nobelprize.org/, 14/03/2007