Introduction

The immune system protects us from a myriad of pathogens. A malfunctioning immune system can therefore lead to all kinds of life-threatening infectious diseases. On the other hand, unwanted or exaggerated immune reactions may cause autoimmune diseases and allergies.

AMC research on the theme of immunology and infectious diseases 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.

Within each research theme, AMC Principal Investigators and their co-workers are collaborating in clusters or centers. In the case of ‘Infection and Immunity’, this is realized in the Center for Infection and Immunity Amsterdam (CINIMA) and Center for Immunology Amsterdam (CIA).

Principal Investigators in the field of Infection and Immunity can be found under the heading of Who is Who in Research.

Amsterdam Infection and Immunity

The AMC researchers on infection and immunity collaborate with their VUmc colleagues within the research institute Amsterdam Infection and Immunity. Amsterdam Infection and Immunity is one of the eight AMC – VUmc research institutes. These institutes bring together opinion leading academic research in the field of Health & Life Sciences developed in the Amsterdam Region.