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Universities of Sheffield and York Receive Royal Recognition in the Prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes

Universities of Sheffield and York Receive Royal Recognition in the Prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes

22 November 2019

On 21 November 2019, the University of Sheffield and the University of York were both awarded in this year’s Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. The prizes are the highest national honour in UK further and higher education, recognising research excellence, innovation and public benefit at local, national and global levels.

The Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) based at the university has been awarded the prestigious prize for innovative research that enhances patient outcomes for people with neurodegenerative diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s Disease and Motor Neurone Disease (MND). For more information on the specific achievements highlighted by the award, click here.

At the University of York, it is the Structural Biology Laboratory (YSBL) in the Department of Chemistry that won the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize. The studies of individual proteins carried out by YSBL ‘have revolutionised understanding of fundamental living processes.’ Their insights can directly impact the development of new medicines, and can also be used in industrial processes to improve sustainability and food security. For more detail, and responses from the recipients, click here

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