Authors
    • Allergy and Immunology
    • Pediatrics
    Co-Investigator, LEAP, LEAP-On and PASS Study
    Co-Investigator, LEAP, LEAP-On and PASS Study
    • Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
    George du Toit is a Consultant in Paediatric Allergy and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, King's College London. George is Senior Co-Investigator on the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) Study and involved in the ongoing LEAP-On Study. George is Secretary of the Paediatric Section of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
    • Allergy and Immunology
    Professor of Paediatric Allergy, King’s College London
    Professor of Paediatric Allergy, King’s College London
    • Head of the Clinical Academic Paediatric Allergy Department at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
    Professor Gideon Lack is Professor of Paediatric Allergy at King’s College London and Head of the Clinical Academic Paediatric Allergy Department at Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He read medicine at Oxford University before training as a Paediatrician in New York, and then specialising in Paediatric and Adult Allergy in Denver, Colorado. He led the Department of Paediatric Allergy and Immunology at St Mary’s Hospital, London for 12 years and became Professor of Paediatric Allergy and Immunology at Imperial College London in 2005. He moved to King’s College London at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in May 2006. His research has focused on peanut allergy, and new strategies to prevent peanut and other food allergies through oral tolerance induction, Related to that he is researching strategies to prevent the development of eczema, asthma, and hay fever in children and adults. His clinical expertise focuses particularly on the diagnosis and management of peanut and other food allergies as well as allergic asthma, anaphylaxis, and desensitising vaccines to treat hay fever and other allergies.
    • Allergy and Immunology
    • Chief, Food Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis and Allergic Mechanisms Section, Asthma, Allergy, and Airway Biology Branch at National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
    Dr. Marshall Plaut is a medical officer at NIAID in Bethesda, MD. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and served on the faculty in the Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, for 17 years. Dr. Plaut’s early career focused on research on immune mechanisms of T cells and basophils, and their relevance to allergic diseases. He then moved to his current position as an NIAID medical officer and project scientist, who directs the NIAID extramural research portfolio for allergic diseases. He is responsible for medical oversight of clinical trial participants, in particular for trials in food allergy and atopic dermatitis. He is responsible for a broad program of investigation regarding the underlying immunology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management of human allergic diseases. He led the clinical oversight component of the NIAID-led effort to develop practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of food allergy, published in 2010. He is the author of over 100 publications, including 15 on food allergy research. He is a co-author of 3 papers related to the Learning Early about Peanut Allergy (LEAP) cohort, led by Professor Gideon Lack, who has demonstrated that consuming peanuts early in life prevents the subsequent development of peanut allergy.