There is a wide variety of Research carried out in the Peninsula Medical School, in collaboration with University Hospitals Plymouth and other healthcare providers.  The Derriford Research Facility is a new £27 million building, built by the University of Plymouth and has state-of-the-art laboratories.

Derriford Research

The Derriford Research Facility is the headquarters of the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research (PIHR), led by the Director Professor Sheena Asthana.  From brain tumours to vaccines, tissue regeneration to hepatitis, antibiotic resistance to innovative cancer drugs, research at the DRF 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.

The Peninsula Medical Foundation supports research by providing PhD Studentships, and enables local research projects which can lead to major grants from the large national funding bodies.


More information the Research teams can be found by clicking on the name below:

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