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 working together to study how the body develops and changes over life. This knowledge helps us to understand how we stay healthy and why we get ill.

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Animal welfare breakthrough helps to accelerate brain and diabetes research

A team of scientists from the University of Sheffield have developed a new method of studying neurovascular coupling – how the brain regulates its blood supply – using zebrafish.

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University reaffirms commitment to greater openness about animal research

The University of Sheffield has reaffirmed its commitment to greater openness about animal research as one of 10 world-leading UK universities to publish their research figures on 20 November 2018.

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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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