Coronavirus: our research and innovation
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a vast and growing number of challenges for all of us. Staff and students from across the University of Sheffield are working to mitigate its effects on society with a rapid response through crucial research, innovation and collaborations.
Utilising world-leading expertise in manufacturing
We are at the forefront of innovative manufacturing research. Our staff from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Nuclear AMRC and the Faculty of Engineering are using their skills, expertise and facilities to help provide vital equipment to the NHS.
Wastewater could be key to tracking a second wave of COVID-19
Researchers including our engineers are developing new techniques that could be used for a number of potential uses including to identify a second wave of the pandemic.
Our genomics research is helping in the fight against coronavirus
Experts in genomics from across the University have joined forces with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to help us get a better understanding of COVID-19. The work will enable us to manage the current crisis and respond in a more agile way to new infectious diseases.
New, more infectious strain of Covid-19 now dominates global cases of virus
Researchers tracking the spread of Covid-19 around the world have discovered that viruses with a new variant have now overtaken the original strain.
About this series
We live in a world that is facing one of its biggest challenges in living memory. The coronavirus pandemic has devastating potential as it sweeps across the globe. To fight this virus and slow its spread, we’ve had to change almost everything about how we live our lives.
In Coronavirus, Examined we’re talking to experts from The University of Sheffield to explore the different ways in which coronavirus is changing our world and the way we live.
Society and wellbeing
Understanding the impact of the coronavirus crisis on society
Our researchers are investigating how the coronavirus crisis is affecting society, and we're finding ways to to optimise how patients with coronavirus are assessed and treated by the emergency care system.
Unpaid carers twice as likely to have used a food bank during pandemic
Almost 229,000 unpaid carers have had someone in their household go hungry during lockdown.
Food security, energy and supply chains
Can our food systems, energy and supply chains cope?
Experts from the Institute for Sustainable Food and Energy Institute are working with industry partners to understand the fragility in our supply chains and collaborate on ways to improve food security for all.
The coronavirus pandemic is a symptom of a broken food system
The coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated the fragility of our food supplies – but building a more resilient system could provide a path to recovery.
Resources – education
Enhancing digital literacy and creativity among children
As schools across the UK are closed, our leading experts are sharing their research and advice on childhood education. The activities and resources aim to support people whilst their children are spending their time at home.
MRC Festival of Medical Research
Sheffield medical scientists and researchers have produced a variety of online content and activity guides for all ages.