Professional staff take home trophies from awards ceremony

Staff from across the Faculty of Science were honoured at the Sheffield Professional Awards. At a ceremony in the Octagon Centre on Thursday (26 March) a total of 21 awards were given out across six categories. The Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory Team of Mel Stapleton, Anne Holland, Sarah Noble and Tom Hill won the One Team award, for a team who are exceptional in the way they […]

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Cross-country cyclists tot up charity total

The team of University staff who cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats to help fund hearing research in Biomedical Science have revealed how much money they raised. Students, postdocs, professors, lecturers, cleaners and administrative staff banded together to form Team SUFFER (or Sheffield University Fundraising For ‘Earing Research) in September. The ten day challenge has raised a total of £43,808.25 from 1119 donations. Professor Tony Ryan, team leader and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for […]

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Science researchers compete for policy prize

New researchers working in science found out how to apply their expertise to the political process by taking part in a University competition. The University’s Science In Policy group organised a contest for interdisciplinary groups of postgraduate and early career researchers. They were tasked with producing a POSTnote: a four-page briefing document similar to ones produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. The winning team was […]

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Literary support for Sheffield biologists

The Royal Literary Fund has boosted the support it offers to students and researchers in the Faculty of Science. Animal and Plant Sciences, Biomedical Science and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology currently have Writers In Residence Frances Byrnes and Kerry Young three days a week to help staff and students improve their writing skills. This support will soon be increased to four days a week, with Kerry covering two […]

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Molecular biology graduate to share the secrets and science of brewing beer

A science graduate is coming back to campus to teach ale drinkers all about the science of beer and modern brewing processes. Claire Monk, who studied Molecular Biology in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, is taking part in ‘The Science Of Beer’, which takes place at the University Arms on Wednesday 19 November, 7pm. Guests will be able to find out about eighteenth century ‘beer-doctors’ from Dr James […]

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Government backs training scheme for biological scientists

A consortium of Yorkshire universities, including the University of Sheffield, has been chosen to help spearhead the training of the next generation of biological scientists. The universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York, working together under the auspices of the White Rose University Consortium, will host an £11 million Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) that will fund 164 PhD research projects over the next five years. Research […]

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Researchers plan conference to bridge the gap between science and policy

Early career researchers at the University of Sheffield have organised a conference around the role of science in policy. The Science In Policy conference on Friday 7 November is aimed at researchers (PhD students, postdocs, research assistants and academics) in the fields of biology, physics, chemistry and geography, as well as people working in other fields where science and policy meet, and others who may be interested. Is […]

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Ride Across Britain Day 1: Team SUFFER heads south for epic cycling challenge

A team of University staff who are raising money to fund research in Biomedical Science have set off on an epic cycling challenge. Students, postdocs, professors, lecturers, cleaners and administrative staff have come together to form Team SUFFER (or Sheffield University Fundraising For ‘Earing Research), who are cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats. This morning they set off from campus in a van to the Cornish coast, where […]

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Five students arriving through Science Without Borders in September

Departments in the Faculty of Science will be welcoming a group of students from Brazil as part of the Science Without Borders study scheme. In September, two students will be joining Animal and Plant Sciences and three will be joining Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. They will spend nine months on the second or third year of one their department’s undergraduate degree courses, followed by a three […]

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Science professors get on their bikes to support hearing loss research

Science professors are part of a team of University staff who’ll be getting on their bikes to raise vital funds for hearing loss research. The Deloitte Ride Across Britain is where teams of cyclists ride the 969 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats in support of causes close to their hearts. Team SUFFER (or Sheffield University Fundraising For ‘Earing Research) includes students, postdocs, professors, lecturers, cleaners, […]

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