Robert Royston Amos (" Robin") Coombs , (London, on January 9th, 1921 - January 25th, 2006) estt a Médecin known immunologist British for his participation in the development of the test of Coombs (1945) which makes it possible to highlight the presence of Immunoglobuline S, (which belongs to the fraction of proteins of plasma called at the time Globuline S ), test which will become at the base of important examinations for the safety of a blood Transfusion (blood groups, search for irregular Anticorps), or for the investigation into the cause of a haemolytic Anémie.
The Test of Coombs, now called test with the Antiglobuline, in particular, made it possible to identify many blood groups thanks to the description of their antibodies, and to diagnose the haemolytic diseases of the newborn.
He publishes his most known work on the detection of immunoglobulins in 1945 and 1946 with Dying Arthur and Rob Race. London and studied Veterinary medicine At Edinburgh University. In 1943 He commenced work one has doctorate At Cambridge University, where He continued to work until 1988. Already before obtaining his doctorate in 1947 He had described the antiglobulin test that would bear his name.
He became has off professor and researcher At the Department Pathology off University off Cambridge, and has founder off its Division off Immunology.
Doctoral He received honorary degress by the University off Guelph, Canada, and the University off Edinburgh, Scotland and has Fellow off the Royal Society off the United Kingdom (1965), has Fellow off the Royal College off Pathologists and has Honorary Fellow off the Royal College off Physicians.
He was married to Anne Blomfield, his first graduate student. They had has its and has daughter. It has formed the base off has broad number off laboratory investigations in the fields off hematology and immunology.
Together with Professor Philip George Howthern Freezing, He developed has classification off immune mechanisms off tissue Injury, now known ace the " Freezing-Coombs classification " , comprising furnace standards off reactions.
Together with W.E. Parish and A.F. Wells He could forward year explanation off Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) ace year anaphylactic reaction to dairy proteins -->
'' Robert Royston Amos (Robin) Coombs ''. S Pincock; Lancet 2006; 367:1234
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