Michael Neuberger

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Michael Samuel Neuberger
Born (1953-11-02)2 November 1953[1]
Died 26 October 2013(2013-10-26) (aged 59)
Institutions Laboratory of Molecular Biology
University of Cambridge
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
Imperial College London
Notable awards Fellow of the Royal Society

Michael Samuel Neuberger FRS (2 November 1953 - 26 October 2013) was a British biochemist and immunologist.[2]


Born in London, he was educated at Westminster School, and then read Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge as a scholar where he obtained a Master of Arts; he then obtained a PhD at Imperial College, London.[3]


He was a fellow of, and director of studies at Trinity College from 1985[4] and Professor of molecular immunology there since 2002. He supervised students reading the Natural Sciences Tripos in the fields of cell biology and biochemistry.

He was also joint head of the Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry division at the Medical Research Council's Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK,[5] alongside Mariann Bienz.[6]

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1993[7] and was awarded their GlaxoSmithKline Prize in 2003. He also received the Novartis medal in 2002 and delivered the Novartis medal lecture, entitled "Antibodies: a Paradigm for the Evolution of Molecular Recognition" on 9 April 2002 at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

He was the son of Albert Neuberger, the brother of James Neuberger, Anthony Neuberger, and David Neuberger, Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury, and the brother-in-law of Julia Neuberger.


  1. ^ "Prof Michael Neuberger, FRS Authorised Biography". Debretts.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  2. ^ Cattaneo, A.; Sitia, R. (2013). "Remembering Michael S Neuberger (1953-2013)". The EMBO Journal 32 (24): 3112–3113. doi:10.1038/emboj.2013.251. PMID 24326269.  edit
  3. ^ KJ Patel. "Michael Neuberger obituary". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  4. ^ "Trinity College directory of Fellows". Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Jones, P. T.; Dear, P. H.; Foote, J.; Neuberger, M. S.; Winter, G. (1986). "Replacing the complementarity-determining regions in a human antibody with those from a mouse". Nature 321 (6069): 522–525. doi:10.1038/321522a0. PMID 3713831.  edit
  6. ^ "Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry | MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology". .mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  7. ^ "Royal Society list of Fellows". Retrieved 22 December 2010. 

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