A CARE home resident in his 80s is revelling in the completion of a complex scientific book.
Brian Green OBE, who was born on Christmas Day in 1933, completed 'The Analysis of Human Haemoglobin Variants Using Mass Spectrometry' while a resident at Sunrise of Hale Barns care home.
After a first draft, the book is set to be published with the support of Brian's company, Waters.
His daughter, Meg Buckley, said: "As his family, we're extremely pleased and proud of his achievement in completing this book."
Brian devoted his life and career to the design, construction and use of the mass spectrometer.
A pioneer for the instrument, which is used to analyse the composition of different materials, Brian's work on mass spectrometry is renowned in scientific circles and even earned him royal recognition in the form of an OBE in 1985.
His latest area of investigation, and the subject of his book, is the analysis of haemoglobin, a protein in blood which makes it bright red in colour and allows it to carry oxygen around the human body.
Irregularities in haemoglobin are often linked to blood disorders.
Brian's book explains how to analyse the protein using a mass spectrometer, and it therefore has potential to be highly influential in helping to understand the illnesses caused by these blood disorders.
The book is not Brian's first, but it is one of his most important.
Even after passing the age of 80, losing his mobility and his ability to work in a laboratory, he was still committed to completing the book to share his knowledge in an attempt to better people's lives.
Sharon Parkes, the director of community relations at Sunrise of Hale Barns, also expressed pride in the 'extraordinary achievement'.
She said: "This is an extraordinary achievement. We're 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," Sharon added.