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Albert Neuberger[1] CBE FRS FRCP (born in Hassfurt, northern Bavaria, 15 April 1908, died 14 August 1996) was Professor of Chemical Pathology, St Mary's Hospital, University of London, 1955-1973, and later Emeritus Professor.

Education in Germany

He studied medicine at the University of Würzburg where he was awarded a summa cum laude medical degree[2] . He also took courses in chemistry there and also attended lectures given by Karl Bonhöffer, the outstanding psychiatrist and neurologist. He also worked for a while in research in Berlin where he began a life long friendship. with Ernst Chain. Chain shared the 1945 Nobel prize with Alexander Fleming and Howard Florey for their work on penicillin.

Education and career in England

Neuberger left Germany and came to London in 1933 when Hitler came to power. He received a PhD from London University in 1936 and continued research there. During the war he worked in the Department of Biochemistry at Cambridge University and also spent time in India as a consultant in nutrition to the army.

From 1950-55 he was Head of Biochemistry at the National Institute for Medical Research. He then moved to St Mary's Hospital as Professor.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1951, as was his son, Michael, in 1993 - a rare case of both father and son being FRS. He was awarded a CBE in 1964. He was also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

He married Lilian(sic) Dreyfus in 1943 and was the father of Prof. James Neuberger; David Neuberger, Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury; Anthony Neuberger[3], Professor of Finance, University of Warwick; and Prof. Michael Neuberger; and the father-in-law of Rabbi Julia Neuberger. He was also the brother of Rabbi Herman Neuberger.


  1. ^ "Obituary in Glycobiology - Oxford University Press. Includes photograph.". Retrieved 2008-07-13.  
  2. ^ "Transcript of Prof. Albert Neuberger in conversation with Prof. Robin Marshall and Dr. George Tait, December 1989, with link to download option via Athens login. Covers his entire life in some detail including time in Berlin and early experience of London". Retrieved 2008-07-15.  
  3. ^ "University of Warwick Business school, faculty members.". Retrieved 2008-07-13.  


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