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Clive Gray is full Professor and Chair of the Division of Immunology at the University of Cape Town, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine and Department of Pathology, with a joint appointment to the National Health Laboratory Service. He is the Director of the Tissue Immunology diagnostics lab within the NHLS at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. This is the only lab in Africa to be accredited by the European Federation of Immunogenetics. He holds a Faculty position as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Immunology, Duke University, North Carolina, USA.

He graduated with an MSc and PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand and undertook a post-doc at Stanford University from 1996-98. On returning to South Africa, he became head of HIV Immunology at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases until 2010. From 2011, he has been at UCT in his present position. His focus has shifted from measuring T cell epitope recognition and the dynamics of T cells during acute HIV infection to understanding immune regulation and T cell activation within mucosal and epithelial surfaces and the risk of HIV infection. He is also investigating immune ontogeny in HIV exposed uninfected newborn infants and the impact of HIV infection on foetal-maternal tolerance and how inherited HLA play a role in shaping vaccine responses in the first year of life.

He is the founder and director of Immunopaedia (, an on-line immunology web-site endorsed and sponsored by the International Union of Immunology Societies (IUIS). He is the Vice-Chair of the Education Committee of the IUIS and he is the co-Chair of the IUIS International Conference on Immunology in 2022, to be held in Cape Town.

Dilly Anumba (MBBS, FWACS, MD, FRCOG, LLM Medical Law) is Academic Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Sheffield Medical School, Sheffield UK. He is a Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, with subspecialist accreditation in maternal and Fetal Medicine.

Dilly is Clinician and Sheffield Training Programme Director for Maternal and Fetal Medicine at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. He runs specialist clinics in Fetal Ultrasound, Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy, Prematurity Prevention and Care, and High-Risk Pregnancy. His research interests are translational, focusing on the physiology of human parturition, reproductive immunology and health inequalities. He is Principal Investigator on several Project Grants funded by the UK’s Department of Health, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Medical Research Council, investigating novel approaches to predict and manage Preterm Birth. He is the Director of the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Preterm Birth Prevention and Care (PRIME) at the University of Sheffield, in collaboration with researchers in South Africa, Bangladesh and Nigeria.

He has graduated and currently supervises numerous Graduate and Post-graduate clinical and basic science students and researchers. Dilly is the Faculty of Medicine Director for Academic Training at the University of Sheffield, serves as Vice Chair of the Academic Board of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He has served for two terms on the Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme (MTEP) of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Care and Excellence (NICE), amongst other roles in numerous professional bodies and societies nationally and internationally.



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