Fuelling world-class research

Your support for ground-breaking Sheffield research is changing the world. As a global leader in many disciplines, you’re paving the way for exciting new discoveries; solving the world’s most pressing problems; and making a difference for us all. Thank you.

Genetic Disease Research

Your incredible generosity is helping Sheffield accelerate Genetic Disease Research

New treatments for some of the world's rarest and most debilitating medical conditions are set to be discovered and manufactured in Sheffield. 

Thousands of donors and fundraisers have supported the appeal which is helping equip Sheffield’s Gene Therapy Innovation and Manufacturing Centre (GTIMC). 

This state-of-the-art facility is one of three cutting-edge hubs in the UK dedicated to the discovery of new genetic treatments.

"Thank you so much for believing in this research and its potential to change lives.

I’ve dedicated my career to unlocking the potential of gene therapy.

To know that individuals like you believe in it just as much as I do, fills me with so much pride. It's a huge incentive for me and my team."

Professor Mimoun Azzouz, Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the GTIMC

GTIMC Building

Donations have funded essential equipment for the newly constructed Gene Therapy Innovation and Manufacturing Centre (GTIMC).

Find out more about gene therapy at Sheffield.


Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of supporters, Sheffield researchers are transforming our understanding of Parkinson’s disease.

Your donations mean Sheffield continues to play a major role in the fight against the world’s fastest growing neurological condition.

So that one day a treatment to slow or even halt the progression of the disease can be found.

Read more about a decade of advances in neurosciences at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN)

Professor Oliver Bandmann

Missed the Parkinson's appeal celebration event for supporters?

Watch the presentations by Professors Oliver Bandmann and Heather Mortiboys

My ambition is to help further our understanding of this devastating disorder and contribute to the discovery of treatments.”

Toby Burgess
First Year PhD Student

Read more about the inspiration behind Toby's PhD research into Parkinson's

Desert Garden

Your support for this unique project is giving families displaced by war new hope. Born out of innovative Sheffield science that replaces soil with mattress foam, your gifts are giving refugees the opportunity to grow fresh food in the desert.

  • £280,000 raised to protect the future of the project
  • Over 1,000 refugees trained to grow crops using hydroponic systems

Read a letter of thanks from those experiencing the impact of your gifts  

Sheffield PET-MRI facility

The Sheffield Scanner is the world's most advanced medical imaging system. The scanner will transform our understanding of serious conditions like cancer, dementia, and MND and the way they are treated in the future.

  • Over 11,000 supporters
  • Over £2million raised
  • One ground-breaking PET-MRI facility installed in Sheffield

Our ultimate goal is to slow or even halt Alzheimer’s disease before it has taken hold. MRI-PET is the best technique there is for detecting the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease.”

Professor Annalena Venneri
Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology