Dr Barry Ryan, a lecturer in Biochemistry at TU Dublin (currently on secondment to the Office of the Registrar), has received a Teaching Excellence Award from the Biochemical Society.
Six of these awards are presented annually, with the remaining awarded either biennially or triennially. Candidates are nominated by their peers, and the winners are agreed upon by a judging panel of respected scientists from across a range of different scientific backgrounds.
Professor Colin Bingle, Professor of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Sheffield, and Chair of the Biochemical Society's Awards Committee, says: "I want to offer my congratulations to all of the 2023 Biochemical Society Award winners, whose names have been announced. As ever, the Awards Committee was presented with the difficult task of selecting nominees from an impressive group of candidates. The chosen recipients represent a cross-section of the outstanding work taking place in our community across a range of career stages. They should all be justly proud of their achievements. Well done to them all."
Commenting on receiving the Teaching Excellence Award, Dr Barry Ryan said, "I am delighted to receive this prestigious award from the Biochemical Society. It is an honour to be selected and to join an illustrious list of past awardees representing excellence in biochemical teaching and learning. This award validates my student-centred approach and will inspire me to continue to innovate and share my practice."
This award is just one of many that Dr Ryan has received in recent years, which include the Irish National Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (2014), the Royal Society of Chemistry Higher Education Award (2019) and an Irish National Teaching and Learning Research Fellowship (2020) in recognition of his development and dissemination of a student-centred philosophy.