Research centres

Research centres

Within Biomedical Science, our research is organised around four research themes which interface with a number of cross-departmental and cross-faculty research centres.

Our mission is to carry out excellent basic underpinning research and facilitate strong collaborative links in particular with colleagues in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, and the Faculty of Engineering, who recognise and complement our strengths.

Bateson LogoThe Bateson Centre

The Bateson Centre (for Lifecourse Biology) is a vibrant partnership between basic and clinician scientists in the Faculties of Science and Medicine, Dentistry and Health at the University of Sheffield. It is a leading national centre for lifecourse biology and biomedical research. Studying developmental processes enables us to gain profound insight into how the body’s cells and systems are equipped to face the challenges of life after birth.

Bateson Centre

CMIAD LogoCentre for Membrane Interactions and Dynamics (CMIAD)

Founded in 2012, CMIAD comprises members from several departments at the University of Sheffield. CMIAD brings together cell biologists with expertise in membrane traffic and the cytoskeleton to work alongside physicists, chemists, computational biologists and clinicians. The aim is to understand how membrane dynamics contribute to the healthy organism and how this knowledge may be translated into improved therapies to treat diseases.


CSCB LogoCentre for Stem Cell Biology (CSCB)

The CSCB was the first UK laboratory to undertake research on human embryonic stem cells and its research and discoveries are now central to developing clinical applications for pluripotent stem cells in regenerative medicine. It plays a major role in training scientists in this dynamic field, as well as hosting a number of commercial and academic partnerships, and complements the overall strength in Developmental Biology and Medicine at the University of Sheffield.


Patterning & MorphogenesisPatterning and Morphogenesis

The process by which a single fertilized cell reproducibly gives rise to a complex organism is a fascinating and important feat that underpins all life. How do complex patterns of differentiated tissues emerge through molecular and cellular interactions? How does this occur over multiple size and time scales? It is increasingly evident that to understand these questions requires the interaction of scientists from multiple disciplines.

Established in 2015, we are a group of researchers spanning life sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering and computer sciences.

Patterning & Morphogenesis

Sheffield NeuroscienceSensory Neuroscience

Forming part of the Sheffield Neuroscience research institution, Sensory Neuroscience focuses on how sensory systems represent the world to facilitate the guidance and adaptation of communication and movement in health and disease.

Biomedical research has evolved very rapidly over the last few decades to provide insights into the molecular basis of sensory transduction, transfer of information to the central nervous system and human behaviour.

Sheffield Neuoscience