Department of Biomedical Science. Unlocking life, improving livesDepartment of Biomedical Science. Unlocking life, improving livesDepartment of Biomedical Science. Unlocking life, improving lives

REFNumber 1 in the UK for research excellence

We're number one in the UK for the impact and quality of our medical research in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. We're in the top five for our biological science research.

Our research

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Our acclaimed research deepens understanding of medical conditions and improves treatments. Our excellent teaching and close sense of community mean our students love the time they spend with us – and go on to great achievements.

Undergraduate students in our departmentStudy with us

Explore biomedical science alongside leading researchers in the subject: acquire a range of skills employers value.

Research at BMSResearch

We're conducting world-leading research across several areas rated as some of the most influential in the field.

Firth Court, the building where we're basedAbout us

Discover more about who we are and what we do. Meet our staff and get in touch.

Research CentresResearch centres

We house three renowned research centres:

  • Bateson Centre
  • Centre for Stem Cell Biology
  • Centre for Membrane Interactions and Dynamics

More about our research centres

Latest news and events

Sheffield Professional Awards 2015

We had two BMS staff members nominated for awards at the 2015 Sheffield Professionals initiative. Congratulations to Will Collier, winner of the 'Playing Our Part' Science category award, and well done to Neil Everill who was runner-up in the 'Creating Knowledge' Science section.

Seminar: Climate Change: A Reality!

Forthcoming presentation - Wednesday 1 April. This presentation will explain the process of climate change, its causes and effects on us.

UK Young Scientist of the Year 2015

13 March 2015. A huge well done to Sarah Sobka from Sheffield High School for Girls who completed a Nuffield research project with Dr Louise Robson in BMS over the summer 2014. Sarah Presented her work at the Big Bang today and won UK Young Scientist of the Year 2015.

mRNA Reprogramming Training Courses – May 2015

12 March 2015. Learn tips and techniques from the experts. Gain hands-on experience with mRNA programming of iPS Cells in our 3-day workshop.

Authentic Biology – Innovative science research in schools

12 March 2015. Discovering novel genes linked to human cardiovascular disease. A Presentation at the Wellcome Trust by A Level Students at Tapton School, Sheffield.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

23 December 2015. We're number one in the UK for the impact and quality of our medical research in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. We're in the top five for our biological science research.

Sheffield Pain Network

27 October 2014. This event brings together a broad panel of researchers and clinicians in the Sheffield region with an interest in pain research, treatment and management. Launch Event & Research Seminar - Thursday 4th December 2014.

BMS Scientists in new Parkinson's discoveries

22 October 2014. Vital new evidence on how to target and reverse the effects caused by one of the most common genetic causes of Parkinson’s has been discovered by BMS and Bateson Centre member Dr Alex Whitworth.