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Zebrafish
Zebrafish

Hope for patients suffering from inherited diseases

Genetic modelling using zebrafish and fruit flies is reducing the time it takes to bring new drugs to market.

Zebrafish and fruit fly breakthrough
Plant illustration

Food security for millions?

Our scientists are coordinating an international effort to develop a strain of rice that can resist one of the world’s most devastating crop parasites.

A new strain of rice
Björk

The future of music

We worked with international pop icon Björk to help create Biophilia, the first interactive music album for mobile devices.

How we helped reinvent the album with Björk

Nobel Prize-winning researchers

We have a history of remarkable people leading research at Sheffield, including five Nobel Prize winners.

Research opportunities

Join our Doctoral Academy and do a PhD at Sheffield. It’s a challenge that will push you to realise your full potential.