Dr. Felix Dube (University of Cape Town) is a medical microbiologist with a PhD from the University of Cape Town. His research focuses on the effect of the human microbiome and antimicrobial resistance on respiratory infections, especially in resource-limited African settings, using novel metagenomics and bioinformatics tools. He is a UK Royal Society and AAS Future Leader of African Independent Research (FLAIR) research fellow, and lecturer in molecular and cell biology in the Faculty of Science, UCT. His work is funded by, among others, the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund (2021), the NRF Competitive Support for Unrated Researchers (CSUR, 2023), as well as the NRF/Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Lead Agency Award (2023). He is also a recipient of the coveted Robert Austrian Award in Pneumococcal Vaccinology (2020) and was recently selected as a DHET Future Professor Fellow.