Joffe Memorial Lecture in Cancer Studies
Irwin Joffe was born in South Africa in 1945, studied physics at the Universitty of the Witswatersrand, and did his PhD in solid state physics at the University of Sheffield. He was on the academic staff at Witswatersrand from 1970 to 1976. In 1977 he returned to the UK, and, after working for IBM for five years, he joined a small computer company, Psion, which became of the most successful technology companies in the UK, listed on the FTSE100. He was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1988, retired from his main board directorship due to ill health in 1998, and died in 2000. His wife, Susan, and daughter Alexandra, have generously endowed a lectureship for JMedUK in his memory.