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The UN’s Sustainability Development Goals influence our research and your learning

Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages

“We believe that deep-sea sponges contain diverse populations of new cultivable and non-cultivable bacteria. These represent a substantial uncharacterised and untapped source of bioactive molecules which could help meet the urgent need for new antimicrobials and have other health benefit applications.”


Professor Mathew Upton
Associate Head of School (Research), School of Biomedical Sciences

<p>Deep-sea sponges antimicrobials</p>

We are on a mission to meet the needs of people and communities worldwide

We are recognised as an innovative leader in higher education for sustainability, across teaching and learning, research and our University operations

<p>Biofilm of antibiotic resistant bacteria, close up view. Rod-shaped and spherical bacteria. Shutterstock image</p>

PLymouth ANtimicrobial EngagemenT (PLANET) Initiative
Committed to discovering new antibiotics that will ensure future health conditions can be treated

<p>Antibiotic resistant pathogens with ITSMED visual mark<br></p>

Antibiotic resistant pathogens research group
Researching pathogens that cause drug-resistant infections

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Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research (PIHR)
Conducting adventurous world-leading research with the explicit purpose of improving the health and care of the populations we serve

<p>Be part of a university tackling global issues (antibiotics)</p>


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At Plymouth, you’ll be part of a community that takes the future of health and wellbeing seriously.
Our masters programmes are specifically designed for those who care about improving people’s lives.

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