Organisation profile

      Welcome to the School of Pharmacy's research pages. In the 2008 UK RAE(Research Assessment Exercise - national assessment of university research quality), 95% of our research was judged as international quality, with 55% classed as world leading or internationally excellent, ranking us as one of the leading academic centres for Pharmacy research in the UK.

      Our research ethos
      Pharmacy is a multidisciplinary subject; hence you will see that we are working on aspects of social sciences, clinical sciences, physicochemical sciences and even engineering!  As a Pharmacy school, we focus on drugs to prevent, alleviate or cure diseases and our research programmes range from drug design and discovery, to formulation and delivery, and on to action and use. Increasingly, many aspects of our research are carried out in collaboration with world leading colleagues and research centres in Europe, Asia and North America.

      How we work
      Our research is organised under two divisions or clusters - Pharmaceutical Science and Practice, and Molecular Therapeutics. Both clusters have a number of key themes and associated research programmes which are mainly funded by UK and European Government sources, leading medical charities and the pharmaceutical industry. Our ultimate aim is to deliver real benefits for patients from our academic research programmes. Thus, we value highly the translational aspects of research.

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      Contact information

      97 Lisburn Road
      Medical Biology Centre
      BT9 7BL
      United Kingdom
      • Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 2086
      • Fax: +44 (0)28 9024 7794

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      Frequent Journals

      • International Journal of Pharmaceutics

        ISSNs: 0378-5173


        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.24 SJR 1.284 SNIP 1.395


      • Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology

        ISSNs: 0022-3573

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2042-7158

        Pharmaceutical Press

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.55 SJR 0.705 SNIP 0.882


      • International Journal of Pharmacy Practice

        ISSNs: 0961-7671

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2042-7174

        Pharmaceutical Press

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.08 SJR 0.448 SNIP 0.766


      • Peptides

        ISSNs: 0196-9781

        Elsevier Inc.

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.72 SJR 0.935 SNIP 0.857


      • Regulatory Peptides

        ISSNs: 0167-0115


        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.77 SJR 0.668 SNIP 0.795


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