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Welcome to the Mellanby Centre

The Mellanby Centre for Musculoskeletal Research (formerly known as the Mellanby Centre for Bone Research), based in the University of Sheffield’s Medical School, was established in 2009 and aims to:


  • Establish a focus for bone research at the University of Sheffield
  • Foster the development of inter-disciplinary research across the University of Sheffield
  • Develop collaborative research programmes and grant applications
  • Develop links with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry
  • Widen the profile of bone research at the University of Sheffield

Central to these aims is a world-class translational programme of basic and clinical bone research with a wide-ranging and comprehensive remit. This makes the Mellanby Centre for Musculokeletal Research unique in the UK, and one of only a small number of institutes worldwide.

Basic biomedical research within the Mellanby Centre covers all aspects of bone cell biology and is supported by two dedicated core laboratories for bone research and bone analysis.

The laboratories contain the latest automated immunoassay analysers, state of the art high resolution microCT imaging equipment, and the equipment and expertise necessary to undertake quantitative dynamic bone histomorphometry.

Clinical Research within the Mellanby Centre ranges from skeletal diseases in childhood through to adult and elderly people, and covers both benign and malignant bone disease. The clinical research programme includes metabolic bone disease is partly supported by the National Institute of Health Research through the Clinical Research Facility.

As a dynamic institution at the forefront of bone research, The Mellanby Centre hosts international speakers at our regular Research Seminar Series.

For more information on the Mellanby Centre and details on how to contact us, please use the links at the top of the page.

Mellanby Alumni


The Mellanby Centre welcomes everyone for the regular seminars, workshops and annual meetings on the topic of bone and its diseases.