New spin-out launched from Department of Chemistry

Enabling pharmaceutical industries to develop life-saving medicines and securing the future of UK chemistry research are the two main focuses of a new spin-out company launched today by the University of Sheffield and the University of Leeds. Formed with input from industry leaders, the spin-out, Redbrick Molecular Ltd, will partner closely with universities to identify commercially valuable chemistry before licensing and manufacturing compounds for use […]

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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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New research will allow more reliable dating of major past events

Academics have developed a new method which will allow key past events to be dated more accurately. Research led by Professors Paul Blackwell and Caitlin Buck from the University of Sheffield’s School of Mathematics and Statistics and Professor Paula Reimer from Queen’s University Belfast has resulted in a new, internationally agreed radiocarbon calibration curve which will provide improved accuracy to archaeologists, environmental scientists and climate […]

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Scientists modify Botox for the treatment of pain

Scientists have manufactured a new bio-therapeutic molecule that could be used to treat neurological disorders such as chronic pain and epilepsy. A team of 22 scientists from 11 research institutes led by Professor Bazbek Davletov from the Department of Biomedical Science created and characterised a new molecule that was able to alleviate hypersensitivity to inflammatory pain. The work is featured on the cover of the October […]

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Plastic can be fantastic if you rethink and reuse

A unique collaboration between the world of science and fashion has seen the University of Sheffield team up with the London College of Fashion and a world-renowned designer for a thought-provoking project encouraging people to ‘re-think’ and ‘re-use’ their plastic bags. For years society has been encouraged to use eco-bags but Professor Tony Ryan OBE, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Science at the University of […]

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24 Hour Inspire… inspires!

24 Hour Inspire… inspires!

The University was united as members of staff from different faculties came together to remember one of our own, Tim Richardson and support the charity he set up- Inspiration for Life. The charity has two main objectives, both close to Tim’s heart. As an inspiring lecturer in  Physics, Tim was aware that the public have little access to the world of science and that his […]

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Von Guericke’s demonstration re-created

Von Guericke’s demonstration re-created

As part of the Festival Of The Mind, Professor Charles Stirling entertained an audience of Sheffield folk in the Spiegeltent, in Barker’s Pool. An illustrated talk explaining the history of the demonstration was delivered in Professor Stirling’s inimitable style, made all the more theatrical by his magnificent costume. Out in Barker’s Pool, two teams of animals (camel, cows, horses) tried to separate two hemi-spheres, held together by atmospheric pressure. […]

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Physics and Astronomy Art and Crafts Exhibition

Physics and Astronomy Art and Crafts Exhibition

Just over six years ago, Richard Webb sent out a tentative email to colleagues in Physics & Astronomy to find out if anyone else was interested in arts and crafts.  That was the start of the department’s Art Group, which is just about to hold its sixth exhibition, now featuring artists from across the University.   It’s been six years of surprises.  First of all, we […]

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Natural History Society debate

The Natural History Society here at the University of Sheffield aims to engage students from all disciplines with science and its importance in our society. This year we have welcomed professional scientists to talk to us about their work over a drink in the pub. We’ve also had nature walks in the Peak District, a trip to Chester Zoo, a wildlife photography competition and David […]

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Accreditation of MBB Biochemistry course.

The Society of Biology, a professional body for bioscientists, announced today (20 March 2012) that the MBiolSci in Biochemistry at Sheffield is one of only four courses in the UK to be accredited in their first round. The aim of the accreditation programme is to raise the standard of bioscience higher education, and in particular to highlight degrees which educate the research and development leaders […]

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