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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Inspiring scientists chosen by students to talk about their subjects

Some of the most inspiring lecturers in the Faculty of Science will be talking about their specialist subjects in the Students’ Union this week and next. Under the banner of ‘Inspiration & Co’, 12 lecturers were chosen by students to speak about their subject. Representing the Faculty of Science are Professor Mike Siva-Jothy, head of the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, and Professor Milton Wainwright […]

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University unveils ambitious international projects to tackle world’s biggest biomedical problems

The University has unveiled two ambitious, signature research projects, which will see researchers from the Faculty of Science address some of the world’s biggest biomedical problems. The ground breaking, multi-million pound Imagine and Florey projects were revealed at a conference in Tokyo where the University is looking to attract international collaborators and world leading partners to help them tackle one of the biggest global health issues – protecting us […]

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£2m grant for academic’s solar energy research

A prestigious £2m grant has been awarded to an academic in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Professor Neil Hunter has been awarded an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). These grants are described by the ERC as being “for exceptional research leaders only” to pursue projects that are “ambitious, pioneering and unconventional”. Professor Hunter’s project is entitled, ‘Powering cells with light: […]

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Researcher’s Night 2012

Researcher’s Night 2012

Part of Festival of the Mind, Researchers Night was a huge success. Members of the public streamed onto the campus and were treated to 70 talks, demonstrations and hands-on experiments. The aim of the night was to educate and entertain. Feedback indicates both targets were met with flying colours.

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