AMC Science Park

AMC Science Park

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Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN)

NIN (an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences; KNAW) conducts fundamental research into the human brain and visual system with a multidisciplinary approach, focussing mainly on the brain’s development, plasticity and ageing. In addition, it houses the Netherlands Brain Bank, which collects documented brain tissue from deceased neurological and psychiatric patients and makes it available for scientific research.

Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

The Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging

The Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging is a joint initiative of AMC, Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Vrije University (VU).

Diseases of the brain are set to become one of the great medical problems of the future – and it is a problem that has a huge social, psychological and economic impact. Amsterdam is a major centre of very high quality neurological research: it is carried out at the city’s two universities, two teaching hospitals and a number of other institutions. By building an advanced shared infrastructure, the Spinoza Centre aims to further strengthen the Amsterdam Neuroscience community with its high- and ultra-highfield MRI equipment in order to look into the living human brain. In addition, the Spinoza Centre welcomes business collaborations seeking imaging solutions to applied human neuroscience.

The Spinoza Centre has it's own website; click on the logo below.

Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging
Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD)
Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development

Our extensive expertise in tropical medicine is brought together under the auspices of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, with which AMC seeks to maintain its position as the European leader in scientific research into disease and healthcare in non-Western countries. The institute accommodates the Center for Poverty-related and Communicable Diseases(CPCD), development economists from the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam, the PharmAccess Foundation and the Health Insurance Fund for workers and their families in Africa. In terms of clinical and research collaboration, Africa and Asia are relatively well-represented. AMC groups are active in such countries as Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania, helping in the battle to prevent and treat infectious diseases ranging from HIV/AIDS and malaria to tuberculosis and leishmaniasis. This focus is closely associated with the leading role AMC has traditionally played in caring for Dutch HIV and AIDS patients.

Dutch Cochrane Centre
The international Cochrane Collaboration

The Dutch Cochrane Centre is the representative in the Netherlands of the international Cochrane Collaboration, with which it shares a mission to assist doctors in taking scientifically sound decisions concerning medical treatment. This is achieved by publishing ‘Cochrane intervention reviews’, which are systematic summaries of all the available research concerning the effects (or otherwise) of specific interventions. Since March 2008 the Collaboration has also issued ‘Cochrane diagnostic test accuracy reviews’, which systematically evaluate such tests. The Cochrane Collaboration is an independent, international not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to making unbiased, high-quality information readily available.

AMC Medical Business Park

A Medical Business Park has been developed at the AMC site. The park is intended for companies that wish to develop products and services in the medical or biomedical sciences, either in partnership with or with the support of AMC.