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About stevehomans

Professor Steve Homans is a structural biologist with an international reputation in the study of biomolecular interactions. He obtained his first degree and DPhil in Biochemistry at Oxford University, and secured his first academic position as Lecturer at the University of Dundee. In 1998 he received the Zeneca award from the Biochemical Society and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Prior to his current appointment he was Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds. Professor Homans brings extensive expertise of academic leadership and management, with a particular emphasis on organisational change.

Innovator of the Year 2015 – Winning Entries

Earlier this year we sought applications once again for the Innovator of the Year competition. As last year,  we have chosen to support two prizes, one for pedagogical research and one for Pure and Applied Research in Science or Engineering. Once again … Continue reading

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Admissions 2015

It’s Undergraduate Admissions time again – sleepless nights for admissions teams and  Pro-Vice Chancellors! Last year we did very well, managing to exceed our ‘ABB+’ numbers target. This year we have also done extremely well.  Numbers to date for SAgE suggest … Continue reading

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Innovator of the Year 2015

Following the success of the ‘Innovator of the Year’ competition in recent years, I’d like to invite submissions for a similar prize this year.   As a reminder, the prize has been  awarded in previous years to the investigator who, in … Continue reading

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Teaching, Research and Election Day

Well it had to happen – during my brief and less than illustrious career as a blog writer, at some point antibodies were likely to be raised in response to something I wrote. And so it was with my last … Continue reading

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Raising the Bar

We held a Faculty Executive Board away-day last week to discuss the University ‘Raising the Bar’ agenda. Everyone will hopefully be aware of this initiative from the Vice-Chancellor’s presentation at a series of Town Hall meetings over recent months. Practically, … Continue reading

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The Impact of Impact

An interesting article appeared in the latest issue of the THE (19-25 February), which analysed the contribution of impact to REF 2014. From the REF outcome it is immediately possible to determine that the rank order of institutions has not … Continue reading

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Athena Swan Charter

Many will hopefully be aware that the Athena Swan Charter recognises commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Medicine) employment in higher education and research. In fact its scope is even wider – quoting from the … Continue reading

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