Unit Head

Associate Professor Jonny Peter

MB ChB, MMed, FCP (SA), PhD

Associate Professor Jonathan Peter is Unit Head and also serves as Head of the Division of Allergology and Clinical Immunology at Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town. Read more

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About Us

The Allergy & Immunology Research Unit was established in 2000 by Professor Paul Potter, to provide “state of the art” clinical and laboratory services for the diagnosis and management of allergic and other immune-based disease.
Our strong emphasis on applied research has resulted in the publication of nearly 250+ papers since we opened our research unit.  Download PDF profile

Our mission is to transform the lives of patients with allergies and immune-based disease through innovative science and compassionate care

Pollen Calendar

The calendar is a guide to seasonal pollination patterns and is based on previous years’ sampling results. Visit

More than 20% of the population suffer from allergic disease.
Of the estimated 4 million South Africans with asthma, 1.5% die of this condition annually.
South Africa has the world’s fourth highest asthma death rate among five to 35 year olds.


Researching solutions to a growing epidemic of allergic disease


Leading the continent to understand and manage allergic disease


Empathetic and quality care for every allergic child and adult

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AIU news

8th February 2018

5 Important Steps in Clinical Research

By UCT Lung Institute| February 6th, 2018|Research   There are various steps involved in clinical research to ensure safety and efficacy. Below find the 5 steps […]
30th January 2018

Would you like to participate in Clinical trials?

By AFSA| January 9th, 2018|Research By participating in clinical trials, you will have access to Doctors, Nurses, Dieticians resulting in additional medical check-ups, laboratory tests […]
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