HOLD THE DATE: Postgraduate Research Student Poster Day

HOLD THE DATE: Postgraduate Research Student Poster Day

The Faculty of Science Postgraduate Research Student Poster Day is back and it’s time to drop it into your diaries so you don’t miss out. Tuesday 17th April 2018, 9:00 am -12:00 pm The Octagon, Sheffield The 2017 event was hailed as a huge success so we are keen to make sure all students and staff in the Faculty of Science, indeed across the University […]

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Celebrating the work of mentors

Celebrating the work of mentors

The work of the Faculty’s mentors has been recognised and celebrated via a University of Sheffield website. Each year academics from across the University, including many from the Faculty of Science, offer time to mentor early career research staff as they find their way around life as an academic.  The Mentoring for Researchers programme runs each year over a six month period and pairs early […]

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Congratulations to our new HEA Fellows – April 2017

Congratulations to our new HEA Fellows – April 2017

Congratulations to the Faculty of Science’s new Higher Education Academy Fellows who have recently achieved their Fellowships through the Learning and Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme. To find out more about becoming recognised for your teaching and/or support of learning at the University of Sheffield please visit www.shef.ac.uk/lets/cpd/ltprs New Associate Fellows (AFHEA) Rasha Elghaba – Psychology New Fellows (FHEA) Victoria Earley – Molecular Biology and Biotechnology […]

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Faculty researchers to be awarded Biochemical Society medals

Faculty researchers to be awarded Biochemical Society medals

Two photosynthesis researchers in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology will be awarded prestigious Biochemical Society medals as part of the organisation’s 2018 awards. Dr Matt Johnson will receive the Colworth Medal, which is given each year to an outstanding biochemist in the first ten years of their career, and Professor Neil Hunter FRS has been invited to give the Keilin Memorial Lecture. The Biochemical […]

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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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