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Graham E. Jackson (PhD, F.R.S.C., F.S.A.C.I., C. Chem.) ( is an inorganic chemist, who’s PhD thesis was on “Metal complexes of penicillin and cephalosporin antibiotics”, at the University of Cape Town. After working in industry and academia, in 1980, he returned to the University of Cape Town, rising to the rank of Professor. Upon retirement, in 2015, in was awarded the title Professor Emeritus, so that he could continue his research and student supervision. Prof. Jackson’s research focuses on the role of metal-ions in medicine. He is particularly interested in copper based anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, but has also worked extensively on metal-ion speciation in biological fluids: gadolinium contrast agents for MRI; 153Sm3+ and 166Ho3+ for pain palliation in bone cancer; urinary calculi and use of NMR for the early detection of kidney stone disease. Prof. Jackson is also working with an international consortium, on the use of NMR and molecular modelling to determine the solution conformation of insect neuropeptides with the aim of developing species specific insecticides. Prof. Jackson is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the South African Chemical Institute, of which he is a past President.