Sunrise of Hale Barns Resident Completes Incredible Book

Sunrise of Hale Barns Resident Completes Incredible Book

One resident at Sunrise of Hale Barns care home has recently received the green light for the publication of their book.

After an initial draft, Brian Green OBE, 87, has had his book, ‘The Analysis of Human Haemoglobin variants using Mass Spectrometry’, produced ready for publication, with the support of his company, Waters.

Brian has spent much of his life devoted to the design, construction, and use of a scientific instrument called a mass spectrometer.

An early pioneer for the device, his work on mass spectrometry is well-regarded, with the Queen herself recognising his contribution with the awarding of an OBE in 1985.

The tool can be used not only to tell you what something is made of, but also for the analysis of a variety of different chemical substances.

From moon dust to medical drugs, the instrument is universal and omnipresent within its space.

For Brian, his most recent utilisation of the mass spectrometer was for the analysis of haemoglobin in blood, a protein essential for the oxygenation of the body, and, in some cases responsible for diseases if irregularities exist. 

His book provides information on how to analyse this protein using mass spectrometers, in order to find these ‘haemoglobin variants’, and holds potential to be highly influential in helping to understand the illnesses caused by these blood disorders.

Brian is already a published author; however, this latest publication carries even more significance. At an age when many have retired, Brian continued to go to work, writing this book that documented the techniques he had developed over many years. 

And, as he passed 80 years old, despite a reduction in mobility and consequential ability to work in his laboratory, Brian remained committed to writing this book, eager to share his knowledge and hopefully better the lives of others.

Reflecting on the fantastic achievement, Brian Green’s daughter, Meg Buckley, said:

“As his family, we are extremely pleased and proud of his achievement in completing this book.”

Sharon Parkes, Director of Community Relations at Sunrise of Hale Barns, iterated this, adding:

“This is an extraordinary achievement. We are all aware of how incredible Brian is, but this recent publication is testament to his extremely tenacious, hard-working, and committed attitude. We’re so proud of him at Sunrise of Hale Barns.”

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Sunrise of Hale Barns Resident Completes Incredible Book


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