The mission statement of the department is to be one of the international leading groups studying the functions of cell-derived vesicles in health and disease and to remain a "state of the art" facility that facilitates platelet studies within the AMC.
Goals and ambition Generate a knowledge platform of scientists and clinicians for development of novel assays and equipment to study the relevance of cell-derived vesicles in health and disease. Provide state-of-theart knowlegde and facilities to study platelets in a clinical environment, including their emerging roles in inflammation, angiogenesis, cancer progression and wound healing.
Worldwide, we have a firmly established international reputation on vesicle research. We have developed a unique infrastructure to perform platelet research. The increasing clinical interest in platelets requires continuous investment in novel techniques and methodologies to enable "state-of-the-art" platelet research within the AMC.