Kathryn Ayscough discusses creating a culture of inclusivity and opportunity in Biomedical Science

Kathryn Ayscough discusses creating a culture of inclusivity and opportunity in Biomedical Science

Professor Kathryn Ayscough is someone who is on a mission to create opportunities and ensure they are available to everyone. Since becoming Head of the Department of Biomedical Science (BMS) at the University of Sheffield in 2016 she has been creating staff structures and working patterns that are allowing more people to get involved in developing the department’s teaching and research activities. She is also […]

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Researchers inspire next generation of scientists at Discovery Night

Families explored the weird and wonderful world of science as the University of Sheffield opened up its laboratories and lecture theatres for a hands-on evening of activities. On Friday (13 March), Discovery Night welcomed visitors of all ages to exciting demonstrations and mini lectures from science, engineering, medicine and dentistry. Visitors heard about quantum computing, saw inside a molecular biology lab and watch research robots and 3D printers in action. Budding […]

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Animal Academy inspires hundreds of schoolchildren

Hundreds of schoolchildren packed into the University of Sheffield’s Octagon auditorium to find out how humans and animals learn. Animal and Plant Sciences hosts an annual Christmastime Lecture. This year’s event, Animal Academy, was hosted by Dr Nicola Hemmings, who entertained and educated 1,000 pupils from Sheffield schools. She explained: “The lecture was about learning in animals and humans.  Highlights were a clever raven doing the […]

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Postgraduate researcher in the running for photography award

A postgraduate researcher has been shortlisted for a photography award that aims to showcase some of the best biological research. David Hopkins, who’s PhD is being supervised by Dr Duncan Cameron in Animal and Plant Sciences, entered his photo ‘Wired For Life’ in the BBSRC Images With Impact competition. Related: Bioscience impact images wanted for BBSRC birthday contest It is one of six images to be […]

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Families come to explore labs for Researchers’ Night

Dozens of families came to explore laboratories and learn about research in the Faculty of Science for Researchers’ Night. The event, which was part of Festival Of The Mind, had scientist giving dozens of demonstrations and tours. The quad in Firth Court was turned into a giant computer game, there was a fire and ice sculpture out on the concourse and lecture theatres were packed […]

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City’s branch of ScienceGrrl announce free inaugural lecture

A group dedicated to diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics has announced its first public lecture event. The Sheffield branch of national grassroots organisation ScienceGrrl will be celebrating Ada Lovelace Day with their inaugural lecture, ‘Science Is For Everyone!’ on Wednesday 8 October. The University of Sheffield’s Professor Elena Rodriguez-Falcon will be speaking at the event. As Professor of Enterprise and Engineering Education, she has […]

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Delve into a world of discovery and extraordinary experiments

The world’s first robotic plant, glowing zebrafish embryos and a kinetic sculpture of ice and fire will be on show as the University of Sheffield offers a glimpse into its world leading research during Researchers’ Night (Friday 26 September 2014). The University will open its doors from 5pm-8pm, where more than 120 researchers and students will host night-time experiments, talks, tours and demonstrations covering topics […]

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Researcher’s fertility project wins Society of Biology science communication prize

A researcher who created a new way to teach children as young as five about fertility has won a major award. Dr Nicola Hemmings, an animal behaviour researcher in Animal and Plant Sciences, has won the Established Researcher Prize in the Society of Biology’s Science Communication Awards 2014. Thousands of local school children have been able to learn about fertility through hands-on activities involving fossils and solar panels, developed […]

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University launches world’s first photographs taken with telescope made by 3D printing

The University of Sheffield has released the very first photos of space ever taken with a telescope that has been made using a 3D printer. The telescope in question costs just £100 to make and is constructed from parts readily available on the internet. The entrepreneurs responsible, Institute of Physics member, Mark Wrigley, and University of Sheffield Physics and Astronomy research associate, Andy Kirby, have […]

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Bed bugs and cyber hugs: X-rated lecture series sees University experts tackle taboo topics

The secret life of sperm, harmful mating rituals and promiscuity in the animal kingdom will be explored during an X-rated lecture series by academics at the University of Sheffield. Four adults-only X Lectures will see world-leading experts share their expertise on the theme of sex and reproduction after the watershed as part of the University’s 11-day Festival of the Mind (18-28 September 2014). In the […]

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