Qualifications: BA, MA, DSc (Oxon)
Born: Wallasey, Wirral. Education: Wallasey and Marple Hall Grammar Schools; Pembroke College Oxford. Employment: Lister PostDoc, Univ Bristol (1981-2); Oppenheimer Postdoc, Univ Cambridge (1983-4); Supervisor (Queens College Cambridge 1984); Univ Nottingham (84-present). Visiting Prof: Friedrich Schiller Universität, Jena, (2009-13). Adjunct Prof: Kulturhistorisk museum, Universitetet Oslo (2017-present). Awards: RSC Junior Medallist (1991); Oxford Univ DSc (2002) - Video; Ridder Første (Norway), 2011 - Video (BBC); 2016 Hakon Hakonsson Lecturer; 2017 Svedberg Lecturer - Trophy; Wikipedia Norway; Knights of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit
Publications/Citations/H-index (Google Scholar); Publication downloads & links (Research Gate); Books (Amazon.co.uk).
Steve has been the Director of the NCMH (National Centre for Macromolecular Hydrodynamics) - which he founded - for 30 years, a period which has seen hydrodynamic methods (analytical… read more
GARCÍA DE LA TORRE, J. and HARDING, S.E., 2013. Hydrodynamic modelling of protein conformation in solution: ELLIPS and HYDRO Biophysical Reviews. 5, 195-206 SCHUCK, P., GILLIS, R.B., BESONG, D., ALMUTAIRI, F.M., ADAMS, G.G., ROWE, A.J. and HARDING, S.E., 2014. SEDFIT-MSTAR: Molecular weight and molecular weight distribution analysis of polymers by sedimentation equilibrium in the ultracentrifuge. Analyst. 139, 79-92 HARDING, S.E., ADAMS, G.G., ALMUTAIRI, F., ALZAHRANI, Q., ERTEN, T., KÖK, M.S. and GILLIS, R.B, 2015. Ultracentrifuge methods for the analysis of polysaccharides, glycoconjugates, and lignins. Methods in Enzymology. 562, 391-439
PHILLIPS-JONES MK, CHANNELL G, KELSALL CJ, HUGHES CS, ASHCROFT AE, PATCHING SG, DINU V, GILLIS RB, ADAMS GG and HARDING SE, 2017. Hydrodynamics of the VanA-type VanS histidine kinase: an extended solution conformation and first evidence for interactions with vancomycin Scientific Reports. 7, 46180
Steve has been the Director of the NCMH (National Centre for Macromolecular Hydrodynamics) - which he founded - for 30 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 500 research papers and books in the fields of Biomolecular Hydrodynamics and Applied Biochemistry, with nearly 11000 citations, and an h-index (Google Scholar) of 56. 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". He gave the 2016 Hakon Hakonsson Lecturer at Largs, and is the 2017 Svedberg Lecturer.
He is currently involved in developing hydrodynamic methodology (molecular size, shape and interaction analysis) and its application to the study of carbohydrate based polymers involved in (i) nutrition, disease and therapy, (ii) the treatment of ancient wood structures from the Viking Age (Saving Oseberg project - with the University of Oslo) and (iii) DNA research (follow-up projects from the successful Wirral & West Lancashire project with Mark Jobling and Turi King).
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.