Top professor moves from Harvard to Sheffield

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A top Harvard scientist has relocated to Sheffield to boost the University of Sheffield’s genomics research.

Prof Winston Hide is now working for the Institute for Translational Neuroscience.

He said: “Everyone here is motivated and equipped to take on the challenge. From top to bottom, people here set aside their own problems to pitch in. Nowhere else have I found such a combination of scientific excellence and motivation for success.

“I’m ready to take this on and help move the University into a new genome-ready way of doing medicine and research.”

Genomics is the branch of molecular biology concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes - the complete set of DNA within a single cell of an organism.