UCT Inaugural Lecture: Professor Elizabeth Mayne

15 May 2023
Inaugural Lecture – Prof Elizabeth Mayne
15 May 2023

The University of Cape Town invites you to an inaugural lecture by Professor Elizabeth Mayne.

Date: Monday, 29 May 2023

Time: 17:00–19:00 SAST

Venue: Neuroscience Institute Auditorium, E-Floor, Main Building, Groote Schuur Hospital

Racing the red queen
Immunology underlies all disease processes as well as the most successful treatment interventions of all time. It is time to put immunology back into the forefront of medicine and clinical science. Professor Mayne will describe some key highlights of the immunology journey in South Africa over the last 10 years specifically focusing on the clinical discipline and the future of this science in the country.

About our speaker:
Professor Elizabeth Mayne is a specialist haematologist and immunopathologist with a special interest in the interface between communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases. She holds a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand in molecular medicine. She has published extensively on HIV-associated cardiovascular disease, specifically endothelial dysfunction as an innate immune function. She is the current head of the immunology expert committee of the National Health Laboratory Service as well as the chair of the expert chairs committee. In this role, she is integrally involved in promoting laboratory best practice for clinical immunology and haematology as well as teaching and training undergraduate and postgraduate students in immunology.