Sheffield Institute for
Translational Neuroscience


SITraN: Ten Years of Impact

Officially unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen in November 2010, the University of Sheffield’s Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) is unlike any other in the world. We are taking a look back at a decade of advances in neuroscience whilst looking to the future of research in Sheffield.


Ten years ago, Professor Dame Pamela Shaw’s vision of building a unique translational research centre, which would bring together world-leading scientists and clinicians to identify new ways to prevent and slow down debilitating neurodegenerative diseases like MND, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis, became a reality.

With state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, a clinical database of over 2,000 patients and a large resource of human biosamples and brain-bank material generously donated by patients, SITraN has put Yorkshire on the map for its revolutionary neuroscience research. 

In partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and the National Institute for Health Research Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre, our world-class team is driving experimental science into international clinical trials in order to combat devastating neurodegenerative diseases and transform millions of lives.