The research in the AMC that is captured in the theme of ‘Infection and Immunity’ covers with more than 60 Principal Investigators (PI’s) the full spectrum from fundamental to clinical research, with a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary approaches, translational research, as well as the translation of research findings into public health policy. AMC research on this theme focuses both on pathogens and on protective and harmful immune reactions. Moreover, a longstanding collaboration, research on human blood cells is being carried out with the Landsteiner Laboratory at Sanquin Research.
Research topics include the unravelling of innate and adaptive immune responses during infection, the epidemiology of infectious diseases, the immunopathology of rheumatoid arthritis, sepsis, asthma, allergy and respiratory infections. Research within this theme is clustered in two virtual centres: the Centre for Infection and Immunity Amsterdam (CINIMA), which harbours investigators in the field of infectious diseases and the immune response during infections, and the Centre of Immunology Amsterdam (CIA), which harbours investigators studying non-infectious immunology.