Research centres

Research centres

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.

Science research centres at the University of Sheffield: A-Z

BatesonThe Bateson Centre

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.

The Florey Institute

The Florey Insitute

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.

Grantham Centre for Sustainable FuturesGrantham Centre for Sustainable Futures

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.

Imagine: Imaging LifeImagine: Imaging Life

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.

LC3McentreLeverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation

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.

Polymer CentrePolymer Centre

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.

P3: Plant Production and ProtectionP3: Plant Production and Protection

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