Gaurav Kwatra is a Post-doctoral fellow at Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He has done his PhD in Health sciences from the University of the Witwatersrand. Dr Kwatra focus areas of research are on Group B Streptococcus (GBS) epidemiology, immunological correlates of protection and development of immunological assays. He is leading a multi-centred study which is being conducted in 9 countries on the clinical, molecular and immunological aspects of GBS colonization in pregnant women. In addition, he is a co-investigator on various projects associated with GBS immunology and epidemiology. Dr Kwatra also had an extensive research experience on development of polysaccharide conjugate vaccines for Haemophilus influenzae type B and Neisseria meningitidis.