SITraN is a research institute designed to take basic findings from the laboratory that can be translated into new effective therapies to treat neurological diseases in the clinic.
With a critical mass of over 220 researchers including Faculty, support staff and research students, collaborations with SITraN are some of the most frequent in the Sheffield BRC. Multidisciplinary teams of different scientists and clinicians work within SITraN on areas such as Motor Neurone Disease, Dementia and Brain Ageing, Parkinson’s Disease and Cerebrovascular disease.
Where hubs of specialist research in genetic sequencing, computational and cellular biology, and disease modelling have developed, expertise can be shared and methods from one area applied to others. The scientific crosstalk that emerges makes this an ideal environment for collaborations to emerge where strengths can be shared and intersections found between parallel research streams.