Our expert academics contribute to a number of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research centres across the University of Sheffield, focussed on solving some of the biggest challenges facing the world today. On the websites below you can find out more about the work of some of these centres.
The Bateson Centre is a vibrant partnership between basic and clinician scientists at the University of Sheffield, and is the world’s first Centre for Lifecourse Biology; studying mechanisms of change throughout life, including growth, remodelling, degeneration and repair with obvious importance in maintaining health and treating disease.
World-class research into infectious diseases is happening right here at Sheffield. We’re developing radical solutions to the global problems of disease and antimicrobial drug resistance. Our approach is to treat the person, rather than simply kill the bacteria. Our current research focuses on MRSA and pneumonia.
The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures is an ambitious and innovative collaboration between the University of Sheffield and the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment. Our sustainability research creates knowledge and connects it to policy debates on how to build a fairer world and save natural resources for future generations.
Developing and applying novel biological and medical imaging approaches to help scientists discover new insights at a resolution which was never previously possible. Imagine will combine three fundamentally different – but very complementary – advanced imagining techniques to push the boundaries of our biological understanding at a molecular level.
The Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation (LC3M) is investigating the role of enhanced rock weathering as a means to cool the planet. Its four key themes include: Earth Systems Modelling, Fundamental Crop Weathering Science, Applied Weathering Science and Sustainability & Society.
The Polymer Centre is the UK’s largest single-university network of polymer scientists and engineers, and carries out research in advanced materials and manufacturing, biomaterials and healthcare, and electronics and photonics. Key to the Centre's research success are collaborative relationships involving academics and industrial partners.
Plant Production and Protection (P3) is a centre of excellence in translational biology encompassing the breadth of plant and soil science expertise within the University of Sheffield. P3 capitalises on our unparalleled ability to work across biological scales, from genome to the global atmosphere
Sheffield Robotics operates dedicated research facilities for robotics and its work covers a broad spectrum of research in robotics and autonomous systems, including industrial, field, and service robotics. It seeks to play a leading role in the world robotics community, promoting the development of ethical, useful, safe, and sustainable robotic and autonomous systems that can enhance human prosperity across the globe.