Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine (ITSMed)

Ranked first in the UK for research output quality in Clinical Medicine

Welcome to the University of Plymouth’s Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine (ITSMed).

Headquartered in the University’s prestigious new £17M Derriford Research Facility, next door to University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, ITSMed brings together world-class research strengths in both basic laboratory and translational clinical science, providing a strong, collaborative, interdisciplinary environment to develop high-impact, translational research of clinical relevance.

The Institute hosts two major research groups, Biomedical Research Group and Clinical Trials and Population Studies Group, with combined facilities and resources that cluster researchers with recognised expertise from across the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and beyond. 

ITSMed is home to the University of Plymouth's internationally renowned Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence.

Our focus is on three core research themes: Cancer, Clinical Neuroscience and Infection, Immunity, Inflammation, facilitated by cross-cutting expertise in Diagnostics, Clinical Trials and Public Health research.

This translational research is enabled by the University of Plymouth’s UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU), Medical StatisticsSystems Biology Centre and Light Microscopy teams.

Our research strengths were confirmed by the excellent results from our submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 which ranked us first in the UK for quality of research outputs in clinical medicine, above medical schools at Oxford and Cambridge.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Professor Oliver Hanemann

ITSMed Director

Derriford Research Facility (DRF)

Recently opened by HRH The Princess Royal, the DRF is the state-of-the-art new headquarters of the University of Plymouth’s Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine (ITSMed).

Home to ITSMed's world-class clinical and biomedical research and our internationally renowned Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence

Find out more about the Derriford Research Facility