The University of Sheffield was presented with the Queen’s Anniversary Prize (QAP) medal and scroll at Buckingham Palace on 20 February.
The award marks the University’s fifth Queen’s Anniversary Prize which recognises the work that the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) does for people living with some of the most devastating neurodegenerative diseases.
Professor Dame Pamela Shaw, Director of SITraN and the NIHR Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre, said: “This prize recognises the University of Sheffield as a centre for excellence in neuroscience research and teaching, where our researchers are making life-changing discoveries and progress in treating some of the most devastating neurological diseases, making a real difference to patients’ lives.
“As well as making life-changing discoveries today, we are also nurturing the next generation of talented neuroscience students, whose research will lead to pioneering treatments for those living with neurological diseases in the future.
“We hope this award will help inspire confidence in patients and their families, research partners and donors, as we continue to make discoveries that deepen the understanding of neurological diseases and open up the potential for new treatments and therapies.”
SITraN’s vision is to harness the rapidly emerging, exciting developments in neuroscience to translate into new treatments and improved quality of life for patients with neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, MND, Alzheimer’s Disease, MS and Dementia.
The centre will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year.