Research and innovation
Our world-leading, collaborative research community spans the full breadth of biology, from genes, cells and human anatomy, to biotechnology and the biodiversity and climate crises. We're ranked UK top five for biological sciences research and number one for biomedical research in the UK (REF 2014).
Scientists collaborate to understand antibody responses in Covid-19
A major interdisciplinary study has brought together teams of engineers, scientists and clinicians from across the University of Sheffield to find a way to manufacture SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) proteins en masse to set up over 2000 antibody tests.
Experts discover toolkit to repair DNA breaks associated with ageing, cancer and motor neurone disease
A new ‘toolkit’ to repair damaged DNA that can lead to ageing, cancer and motor neurone disease (MND) has been discovered by scientists at the Universities of Sheffield and Oxford.
Applying rock dust to croplands could absorb up to 2 billion tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere
Adding crushed rock dust to farmland could draw down up to two billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air per year and help meet key global climate targets, according to a major new study led by the University of Sheffield.
Students come from all over the world to study for their PhD in one of our world-class research groups.
Independent research fellowships
Our programme of externally funded Independent Research Fellowships is designed to establish you as a research leader.
Our seminar series represents the wide range of research interests within the departments and are presented by experts in particular areas.
In every discipline undertaking excellent research requires rigour, respect and responsibility - integrity as well as intellect.
Faculty of Science strategic themes
We have four strategic themes, from the fundamental to translational, drawn from our rich history, our skills and experience, and are framed around our critical mass of excellent research.
Find contact details for research staff across the three departments of Animal and Plant Sciences, Biomedical Science, and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.