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 Derriford Research Facility, next door to University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, ITSMed brings together scientists, clinicians and expertise from across the spectrum of scientific discovery, medical research and health technology, to conduct world-class laboratory, clinical and applied health research.
The Institute’s dynamic, collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment and integrative ‘bench to bedside and back’ approach enables development of new therapeutics, diagnostics, interventions and approaches to prevent, detect and treat devastating diseases, enhance patient outcomes, and improve global healthcare.
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 University of Plymouth’s 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 Statistics, Systems 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.
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 ExcellenceFind out more about the Derriford Research Facility
- £2 million research funding to address chronic lung disease in developing world 9 August 2018
- World-first study aims to improve survival rates after major surgery 27 July 2018
- Dementia could be detected via routinely collected data, new research shows 18 July 2018
- Grant to develop chair-side test for serious gum disease 20 June 2018
- ‘Be personal and appreciative’ – research highlights effective responses to online patient feedback 15 June 2018
ITSMED annual reports
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Brain Tumour Research
The Cure Parkinson’s Trust
Horizon 2020 – European Funding for Research & Innovation
Cancer Research UK
Medical Research Council (MRC)
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
NHS National Institute for Health Research
Public Health England