Sheffield Neuroscience Institute Launch Event

Friday 18 October 2019

Sheffield University held the launch event for their Institute of Neuroscience, at the Mercure Sheffield St Paul’s Hotel & Spa on Friday 18 October. The event brought together academics and healthcare researchers from across Sheffield, to celebrate and promote the Universities many successes within Neuroscience, whilst aiming to tackle the biggest healthcare challenges within the field.

The day began with a warm welcome and introduction to the Institute, by Professor Dame Pamela Shaw (Director, Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN)) and saw a variety of talks from researchers within the department, detailing their breakthrough research, covering a range of specialisms within these areas:

  • Translational Neuroscience
  • Molecular imaging in the living human brain by PET-MR
  • Computational and Systems Neuroscience
  • Sensory and Developmental Neuroscience

Poster presentations from PhD students from across the department were on display throughout the morning, exhibiting their cutting edge findings, whilst the afternoon session including a series of quickfire presentations detailing the research of several of Sheffield Universities “Rising Stars”, highlighting the breadth and depth of research undertaken by academics within the Institute.

Key focuses of the event were on the implications of this world class research within a healthcare setting, detailing how life changing this research may one day be, if implemented within the NHS, whilst highlighting the importance and benefits of collaboration within the field, as evidenced by the highly successful work accomplished so far at SITraN.

The day closed with a Q&A session, chaired by Dr Richard Mead, with representatives from several of the Universities strategic partners (including NIHR Sheffield BRC, NHSA, Catapult and Sheffield City Region Inward Investment) fielding questions from researchers on how best to maintain successful engagement with Industry partners, how to access advice and support in applying to funding streams and how they can promote their work both within the Sheffield City region and beyond!