Sheffield regenerative medicine researcher recognised for collaborative research

Dr Zoe Hewitt, a regenerative medicine researcher at the University of Sheffield has been recognised for her collaborative research efforts, receiving a Special Merit Prize from the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP).

Dr Hewitt, who is based in the Department of Biomedical Science, was one of two recipients of the awards, which promote interdisciplinary team science across the regenerative medicine community, key to the ethos of the UKRMP. The awards recognise proactive and creative research leadership, making the most of developing and implementing new methods and opportunities. ZoeHewitt

The prizes showcase some of the innovative research and approaches making the UK a world leader in the field of regenerative medicine.

Dr Hewitt is the Project Manager at the UKRMP Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform Hub. She has led joint working with other Hubs to ensure that stem cell research informs safety decisions of advanced therapies for patients. She has organised international collaboration activities and a joint conference with the British Society for Gene and Cell Therapy.

Dr Hewitt said of her award, “I am delighted to have been one of the recipients of the UKRMP Special Merit Prize.

“The UKRMP is an excellent collaborative network through which we have been able to share our research and associated resources to accelerate progress in regenerative medicine. By bringing together researchers and clinicians in such ways, we will fast track innovation in healthcare and provide effective and safe therapies for some of the most challenging health conditions.”

The UKRMP Hubs draw together world-class scientists working in UK regenerative medicine research and partners with other organisations to share knowledge and resources.

The UKRMP is a £25m initiative, established in 2013 by BBSRC, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Medical Research Council, to address the key translational challenges of regenerative medicine.

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For more information about the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform, please visit its website.

For further information please contact: Patricia Hart, Communications and Marketing Manager, Faculty of Science, University of Sheffield, 0114 222 9381, p.hart@sheffield.ac.uk

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