Experimental Immunology

The department of Experimental Immunology (EXIM) performs both fundamental and translational research. The department hosts various clinical groups from the AMC to maximize the link between basic and translational research.

The research within the department focuses on understanding of molecular and cellular immunological processes that govern both innate and adaptive immunity. These processes are deregulated in wide variety of diseases. Synergy between the fundamental and clinical research is obtained by partnering the fundamental research with translational and clinical research in the areas of transplantation immunology, rheumatology, hemato-oncology, pediatric immunology, allergy, pulmonary immunology and viral immunology. The department participates in the Amsterdam Cohort Studies on HIV infection and AIDS, and the AgehIV cohort study on comorbidity and aging with HIV.

The department contains a diagnostic laboratory responsible for the immunological diagnostics within the AMC. The fundamental/translational research within EXIM drives the development of novel innovative diagnostic tools to better treat immunological diseases and combat infections.

EXIM is the training ground for both bachelor and master students in Biology, Biomedical Sciences and Medicine, by providing group courses and individual internships.


Prof. dr. T.B.H. Geijtenbeek,
Head of department
Phone: +31 (0)20 566 6063


Phone: +31 (0)20 566 8590

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