Albert Neuberger was one of the most distinguished leaders of British biochemistry and an inspiring teacher, who made many seminal contributions to his field.
Perhaps the most important are in the area of glycoproteins, proteins that contain sugars in their molecule, and the porphyrins, vital constituents of haemoglobin in blood and of chlorophyll in green plants. A landmark paper he published in 1938, showing that in ovalbumin, a protein from chicken egg white, the sugar is an integral part of the molecule, marks the starting-point of modern glycoprotein research.
Carbohydrates in protein The carbohydrate component of crystalline egg albumin
Biochem J. 1938 September; 32(9): 1435-1451.
The Department of Pathological Chemistry, University College Hospital Medical School, London
Beit Memorial Research Fellow.