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University of Bath professor honoured in Biochemical Society Awards

A University of Bath professor has been awarded a prestigious lectureship by the Biochemical Society for his work to understand the development of Type-2 Diabetes.

Professor Geoff Holman from the University’s Department of Biology & Biochemistry received the 2017 Sir Philip Randle Lectureship as one of 11 scientists recognised in the Biochemical Society Awards.Professor Geoff Holman

As well as being invited to present the award lecture, Professor Holman receives an honorarium of £2000 and is invited to submit a scientific article to a Biochemical Society-owned journal.

Professor Holman has made a major contribution to the field of insulin regulated glucose uptake into cells. His work has direct impact on our understanding of the human insulin-resistant state that is associated with development of Type 2 Diabetes.

He said: “I am delighted to be awarded the Sir Philip Randle Lecture Prize. I feel greatly honoured to follow the previous eminent winners of this award in the area of research pioneered by Sir Philip. I would like to thank and acknowledge all those who have made this award possible, particularly the many highly talented co-workers from Bath University and friends and colleagues from collaborating laboratories”.

The Sir Philip Randle lectureship is awarded biennially to a scientist from any part of the world.  The awardee is selected on the basis of their contribution to the understanding of mammalian metabolism.

Professor Anne Dell, chair of the awards committee, said: “The Biochemical Society's Awards allow the excellent work of high calibre scientists at all stages of their careers to be recognised and rewarded. The 2017 Award lecture series will showcase the outstanding contributions to molecular bioscience that the winners have made during their careers.”

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