Woodruff Lecture Theatre, University of Melbourne
Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in research, teaching and knowledge transfer.
Melbourne's teaching excellence has been rewarded two years in a row by grants from the Commonwealth Government's Learning and Teaching Performance Fund for Australian universities that demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching and learning.
Melbourne was also one of only three Australian universities to win ten citations — the maximum number of awards possible — under the Carrick Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology occupies 7 floors of a building on the University campus (Building 184). The Woodruff Lecture Theatre is adjacent to the building on Royal Parade (opposite the Royal Melbourne Hospital).
The Department also houses the State Public Health Laboratory for Microbiology, known as the Microbiological Diagnostic Unit, and is involved in the national Cooperative Research Centre for Vaccine Technology.
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Millions of people choose to visit Melbourne each year and for very good reasons.
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Plan to spend some time here. If the famed shopping doesnít get you in, the theatre district will be sure to have a top-line show playing. But museums might be your thing, or sport, maybe even a trip to the outlying mountains or wine regions of the Yarra Valley or Mornington PeninsulaĖ theyíre all close by.
Prepare to be impressed with what Melbourne has to offer. Itís not just any old city with a big convention centre Ė itís a must-see destination in its own right.