Professor Jonny Peter is head of the Division of Allergology and Clinical Immunology at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town which provides tertiary facilities to a population of 3.74 million people. His division provides clinical services focused on atopic e.g. asthma, angioedema and urticaria, drug and food allergies, and immunodeficiency diseases. Peter leads ground-breaking studies in allergies and immunology at the UCT/Groote Schuur Hospital’s Lung Institute.