Professor Tendler has been Acting Vice-Chancellor and President at the University since November 2018.
Prior to his current appointment he was the University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost from September 2015.
Professor Tendler joined the University of York on 1 September 2015. He gained a BSc in Pharmacy at the University of Manchester in 1982 and was awarded a PhD from the University of Aston in 1986. He was a Medical Research Council Training Fellow at the National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, before being appointed to a Lectureship at the University of Nottingham.
He was subsequently promoted to Professor of Biophysical Chemistry in 1998.
From 1999 to 2003, Professor Tendler was Dean of the University of Nottingham’s Graduate School. For the next six years he headed Nottingham’s School of Pharmacy before becoming a Pro-Vice-Chancellor in 2009.
Professor Tendler has significant experience of research and technology transfer. He was a founding director of Molecular Profiles Ltd. His research has resulted in more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, the award of a DSc and has been recognized through a number of prizes. He has served on many funding council and research council boards and committees and was Chair of the MRC/BBSRC/EPSRC Discipline Hopping Panel. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and was designated a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 2000.