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Stephen E. Harding

Ridder Første (Norge), Professor of Applied Biochemistry, Faculty of Science

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Biography

Qualifications: BA, MA, DSc (Oxon)

Born: Wallasey, Wirral. Education: Wallasey and Marple Hall Grammar Schools; Pembroke College Oxford. Employment: Lister PostDoc, Univ Bristol (1981-82); Oppenheimer Postdoc, Univ Cambridge (1983-84); Supervisor (Queens College Cambridge 1984); Univ Nottingham (84-present). Visiting Prof: Friedrich Schiller Universität, Jena, (2009-2013). Awards: RSC Junior Medallist (1991); Oxford Univ DSc (2002); Ridder Første (Norway), 2011. Video DSc award; Video Norwegian award; 2016 Hakon Hakonsson Lecture; Wikipedia Norway - people from Wirral.

Publications/Citations/H-index (Google Scholar); Publication downloads & links (Research Gate); Books (Amazon.co.uk).

Research Summary

Steve has been the Director of the NCMH (National Centre for Macromolecular Hydrodynamics) - which he founded - for 29 years, a period which has seen hydrodynamic methods (analytical… read more

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Current Research

Steve has been the Director of the NCMH (National Centre for Macromolecular Hydrodynamics) - which he founded - for 29 years, a period which has seen hydrodynamic methods (analytical ultracentrifugation, light scattering, viscometry etc.) come from almost oblivion to flourish as tools for molecular characterisation. He has published over 450 research papers and books in the fields of Biomolecular Hydrodynamics and Applied Biochemistry, with nearly 10000 citations, and an h-index (Google Scholar) of 53. His Research web pages are on http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/-sczsteve/research.htm . In 2011 he was made a Knight of the 1st class of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit by King Harald of Norway for his "outstanding contribution", and is the 2016 Hakon Hakonsson Lecturer at Largs.

Current Research: Development of hydrodynamic methodology (molecular size, shape and interaction analysis) and application to the study of carbohydrate based polymers involved in (i) nutrition, disease and therapy (glycovaccines, gluten intolerance, cholesterol control, salt reduction and diabetes), (ii) the treatment of ancient wood structures from the Viking Age (Saving Oseberg project - with colleagues in Oslo) and (iii) DNA research (follow-up projects from the successful Wirral & West Lancashire project with Mark Jobling and Turi King). Support: His Majesty's Government of Norway, EPSRC, BBSRC-DRINC, GSK Vaccines and (with Gary Adams, NCMH co-Director) the Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT).

Publications/Citations/H-index (Google Scholar); Publication downloads & links (Research Gate); Books (Amazon.co.uk). Collection of research lectures: Series of 10 lectures from the Friedrich-Schiller Universität, Jena , the KTOG Christmas Lecture, 2015, and the Hakon Hakonsson Lecture, 2016

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