Research at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Translational interdisciplinary medical, dental and biomedical research with global impact, from the lab to the clinic and the community
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
On behalf of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, it is my pleasure to introduce you to our world-class research and innovation.
Ranked first for research outputs in Clinical Medicine in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, we are an exciting, dynamic, rapidly expanding research operation with a reputation for exceptional quality. Our capabilities have been further enhanced by the construction of the Derriford Research Facility, a £17 million investment into the University’s biomedical research infrastructure, which will provide additional state-of-the-art laboratories for the Faculty's researchers and our partners.
This facility forms part of and is the headquarters for our flagship Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine (ITSMED), where research into the development of new therapeutics, diagnostics, interventions and preventative approaches is driven by our Biomedical Research Group and Clinical Trials and Population Studies Group,
focusing on our core research themes of Cancer,
Neuroscience and Infection,
Immunity, Inflammation and cross-cutting Diagnostics,
Trials and Public
Our high-impact, interdisciplinary Community and Primary Care Research, connects researchers, expertise and activity across both ITSMed and the University’s Institute for Health and Community (IHC), to investigate and evaluate treatments and preventative approaches across the healthcare sector.Our research across health and medicine is enabled by the University of Plymouth’s UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registered Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU).
Our Healthcare Education and Assessment Research, led by the Internationally renowned team at CAMERA (Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical Education Research and Assessment), facilitates improvements in patient safety and engagement through evidence-based professional education.
Central to our continuing success are the key partnerships, particularly with neighbouring University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, facilities and services that underpin our research and innovation activity, our skilled and dedicated academic, research, professional services and administrative staff and our exceptional research students.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Professor Adrian Taylor Associate Dean for Research
Professor Adrian Taylor - Associate Dean for Research at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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- New bus to raise awareness of world-leading research 3 April 2018
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2018 'On the Enigma of Glutathione-Dependent Styrene Degradation in Gordonia rubripertincta CWB2' APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY 84, (9) , DOI
2018 'LonB Protease Is a Novel Regulator of Carotenogenesis Controlling Degradation of Phytoene Synthase in Haloferax volcanii' JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH 17, (3) 1158-1171 , DOI
2018 'Haloferax volcanii Proteome Response to Deletion of a Rhomboid Protease Gene' JOURNAL OF PROTEOME RESEARCH 17, (3) 961-977 , DOI
2018 'The use of cost-utility analysis for the evaluation of caries prevention: an exploratory case study of two community-based public health interventions in a high-risk population in the UK' COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH 35, (1) 30-36 , DOI