Sheffield Institute for
Translational Neuroscience


Celebrating our MSc and PhD graduates 2016












Professor Pam Shaw welcomes the families of our graduates to SITraN.

On Friday 15 January 2016, SITraN and the Department of Neuroscience celebrated the achievements of their latest PhD and MSc graduates. After successfully completing their 3-year laboratory research training, nine candidates were awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy: Sufana Almashhadi, Aziza Alrafiah, Khayria Alsomali, Nimah Alsomali, David Baker, Joanna Bury, Johnathan Cooper-Knock, Andreas Damianou, Aida Mohammedeid. Moreover, the Department was proud to present 32 masters students in Translational Neuroscience (18) and Clinical Neurology (14) who graduated in these popular courses established in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

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MSc Clinical Neurology (left)and MSc Translational Neuroscience graduates (middle) with their course leader, and some of our PhD graduates (right) celebrating at SITraN.

Prizes for our master students:

Laura Francis was awarded the “Jonathan Stone Prize for Translational Neuroscience” for the overall highest grade in her course. Claire Green won the Department Prize for the highest research project result in Translational Neuroscience.

Both prizes for the MSc in Clinical Neurology went to Jessica Collins, the Department Prize for the highest research project result, as well as the “Irene and Richard Beard Prize for Clinical Neurology” for the overall highest grade in her course.

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Our prize winners: Laura Francis (left) with Dr Janine Kirby, Claire Green (middle) and Jessica Collins (right) with Dr Thomas Jenkins and Dr Dan Blackburn.

Building on the success of the master courses, the Department of Neuroscience now offers two further masters degrees in Translational Pathology [Neuroscience] and Genomic Medicine. For more information on postgraduate studies, MSc courses and PhD opportunities, visit the PGR web pages of SITraN and the Department of Neuroscience.

Congratulations to all our students and the very best wishes for their future!

For more images from the day, please visit our Graduation 2016 album on Facebook.