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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University celebrates Tour de France and Nobel Prize winning scientist with giant hillside artwork

A field in Sheffield on the route of this year’s British leg of the Tour de France has been marked with a giant image of a cycle to celebrate the work of a Nobel Prize winning academic from the University of Sheffield. The Krebs Cycle, named after the University’s late biochemist, Professor Sir Hans Krebs, plays a central role in modern understanding of the way […]

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Staff and student successes celebrated at Academic Awards 2014

Staff and students in the Faculty of Science took home several trophies from the Academic Awards held last night at the Students’ Union. Based on student votes, the annual awards celebrate the people who go out of their way to make sure all students have an excellent experience of education at the University of Sheffield. Departments in the Faculty of Science were represented in the nominations shortlist […]

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Watch: Inspiring lectures from top academics

You can now watch the inspirational lectures that were given by two Faculty of Science academics as part of a special series of events. Earlier this year, students chose 12 lecturers from across the University to give talks on their subjects for Inspiration & Co at the Students’ Union. The talks are now available to watch online, below or via YouTube. Related: Inspiring scientists chosen by students to […]

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Equality awards for five departments

Five departments in the Faculty of Science have earned major awards for their work on gender equality. Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Physics and Astronomy, and the School of Mathematics and Statistics are among eight University of Sheffield departments recognised by Athena SWAN today. The five in science have been given Bronze Awards by the organisation, which monitors academic institutions to ensure that their employment […]

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