- chronic granulomatous disease
Qualifications and training
- MB ChB, FRCPCH, FRCP, PhD
He obtained his medical degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, his paediatric qualifications from the Royal College of Physicians (London) and a PhD in Immunology from the University of London, United Kingdom.
He is a regular advisor to the World Health Organisation (WHO) on bacterial conjugate vaccines and is Director of the WHO Reference Laboratory for Pneumococcal Serology based at the UCL Institute of Child Health in London.
He served as a member of the United Kingdom Department of Health Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (JCVI) for 10 years (1997-2007), currently contributes to two JCVI subcommittees and has served as a member of both the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust funding panels. He is currently a member of the Wellcome Trust’s 'Immune System in Health and Disease' Expert Review Group.
Professor Goldblatt has a long-standing interest in the immune response to vaccines and infectious diseases in childhood and has an active research programme studying bacterial conjugate vaccines, the kinetics of immunological memory and immunity and infections in early life.
He is involved in clinical trials and basic science research projects in the United Kingdom, Africa and south-east Asia and collaborates with colleagues in Europe and the USA.