Immune deficit in clinical practice – forming an opinion on antibody quality?

26 July 2023

Prof André van Niekerk qualified as a Pediatrician and Paediatric Pulmonologist. He is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Allergy Society of South Africa (ALLS) and a founder member of the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Foundation of South Africa and the ALLSA Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases Working Group. André worked in the private sector for most of his career but remained involved with academic medicine. He established the service for primary immunodeficiency diseases at Steve Biko Academic Hospital and received an extraordinary professorship while serving as a part-time consultant. He returned to full-time academic medicine, as the newly appointed Chair to the University of Pretoria Chair for Inborn Errors of Immunity and Allergology (founded by Ampath National Laboratories) this year.