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Peter Beighton

The Order of Mapungubwe in

Peter Beighton Awarded for:
Outstanding work and lifetime achievement as a scientist, and research into the inherited disorder of the skeleton.

Profile of Peter Beighton

Peter Beighton’s phenomenal talents and aptitudes redound to the credit of any nation.

Peter Beighton’s extraordinary contributions speak for themselves: Fellow and former Vice-President of the Royal Society of South Africa, former Chairman of the South African Human Genetics at the University of Cape Town, Director of the MRC Research Unit for Medical Genetics, editor of McKusick’s Heritable disorders of Connective Tissue.

Prof Beighton’s research in this field has been recognized by the award of the Gold Medal of the British Orthopaedic Association, the President’s Medalion of the SA Orthopaedic Association and the Smith & Nephew literary award.

The list of Professor Beighton’s achievements is long and so is the prestige of this distinguished scientist. He has a remarkable academic publication record, and is well-known for his commitment as a teacher.