The Bateson Centre: "Nationally important and distinctive"

External Scientific Review 2018

We are a world-leading Centre studying Development and Disease, focussed around our expertise in non-mammalian models.

Understanding Life

The Bateson Centre is a vibrant partnership between basic and clinician scientists to develop and use innovative new models to understand human disease. We focus on congenital disease, infection and diseases of ageing.

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Novel behaviour of blood vessels of the brain in zebrafish may explain some forms of stroke in human

Scientists identify novel protrusions in blood vessels of the brain which may allow new insight into mechanisms of stroke.

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Dead cells disrupt how immune cells respond to wounds and patrol for infection

University of Sheffield research paves the way for new therapies to manipulate how white blood cells get to and are kept at sites of injuries during healing.

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Study with us

At the Bateson, we're committed to the training of the next generation of scientists at the interface of Development and Disease. We offer a range of Masters courses and PhD studentships.

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World-class Research

Our multidisciplinary research enables us to ask fundamental questions about developmental biology and disease: How is health maintained over the lifecourse? How can we apply developmental biology principles to understand disease and identify potential new treatments?

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The centre receives funding from a range of sources including the MRC, the BBSRC, The Wellcome Trust, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK and the European Union.

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