Michael Neuberger Hardship Fund
2 June 2015
The Michael Neuberger Hardship Fund has been established by his family in loving memory of Michael's association with, and affection for, the Woolf Institute. The discretionary fund exists to offer small grants to students and research fellows, enabling them to continue their study at the Institute.
Professor Michael Neuberger, who died aged 59, was a brilliant biochemist and immunologist whose work helped to launch a revolution in biomedical research.
Michael was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was a director of studies in Natural Sciences, and deputy director of Cambridge's Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB). His main scientific contributions lay in the field of antibodies – chemicals produced by blood cells called lymphocytes – which act as a natural defence against invaders such as bacteria and viruses.