Exterior view of the Derriford Research Facility
From brain tumours to vaccines, tissue regeneration to new cancer drugs, our state-of-the-art centre brings together all of the University’s lab-based research to focus on the development of new therapeutics, diagnostics, interventions and approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases, enhance patient outcomes and improve global healthcare.
Located adjacent to the University’s Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry at , and next to Derriford Hospital, the facility allows greater collaboration between medical, dental and biomedical researchers at the university, as well as with research clinicians from University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.

Derriford Research Facility demonstrates our commitment to inspiring our students, to supporting our brilliant staff, to attracting new talent, and together, to finding the solutions to some of the biggest medical challenges in the world.

Hisham KhalilHisham Khalil
Professor of ENT Surgery and Clinical Education

 

World-class research

From brain tumours to vaccines, tissue regeneration to hepatitis, antibiotic resistance to innovative cancer drugs, research at the Derriford Research Facility focuses on the development of new therapeutics, diagnostics, interventions and approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat devastating diseases, enhance patient outcomes and improve global healthcare.
Research into cancer, clinical neuroscience and infection, immunity, inflammation, is facilitated by cross-cutting expertise in diagnostics, clinical trials and public health research.
 

State-of-the-art facilities

The facility incorporates a range of cutting edge technical capabilities including:
Genomics, proteomics, Next Generation Sequencing, quantitative mass spectrometry
HPLC/LCMS analytical services
Microarray platform technology
Level two and three containment facilities
Cell/tissue culture and analysis facilities
Flow cytometry/FACS suite
Extracellular flux analysis
Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR)
Biobanks/tissue banks
Black and white image of staff working in medical research laboratory. Peninsula Medical School