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Justin du Toit

Justin du Toit was born in a small town Krugersdorp (close to Johannesburg) in South-Africa. He attended primary school, secondary school and High school in the same town until he matriculated in 1999 with 4A's and 2Bs (he obtained a prize for the best student in Biology, Mathematics and Physics). From 2000 to 2005 Justin attended medical school at the University of Pretoria and obtained an MBChB (equivalent to the MD in the Netherlands) end 2005. In 2006 he was sent to Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South-Africa where he did his internship. From 2007 to February 2009 Justin worked as a senior medical officer at False Bay Hospital in Fish Hoek, Cape Town and from March 2009 to March 2010 as a registrar in Internal medicine in George Provincial Hospital (registrar in South-African terms means "arts in opleiding"). From March 2010 he started working as a second year registrar at Groote Schuur Hospital until he obtained his FCP(SA) - fellowship at the college of physicians of South-Africa in March 2013. Justin completed the following rotations in order (every rotation lasts 3 months) : Nephrology, Geriatrics, Hepatology, Pulmonology, Cardiology, Haematology and Neurology. From April to August 2013 he worked as junior consultant in internal medicine at GFJooste Hospital, Manenberg, Cape Town (focusing on infectious diseases). In September 2013 he went to the Netherlands to do a research Master of science (infection & immunity) - He completed both lab internships in the Viroscience lab. First internship in the Influenza lab of Ron Fouchier and the second internship in the Exotic virus group with Byron Martina. Justin obtained his MSc in August 2015. Currently, he is doing a Clinical Haematology Fellowhip at Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town.