Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam – Infectious Diseases and Center for Experimental Molecular Medicine (CEMM)

Academic Medical Centre (AMC), University of Amsterdam, is one of the foremost research institutions in the Netherlands, as well as one of its largest hospitals. Some 1500 members of staff are either fully or partially employed in medical research. The AMC provides modern, patient-oriented teaching for almost 2500 medical and medical informatics students. The AMC Graduate School for Medical Sciences provides support for over 1000 PhD students from all over the world. More specifically, the large Division of Infectious Diseases and the Center for Experimental Molecular Medicine (CEMM) have ample experience with training PhD students in murine infectious disease models, FACS, cell culture, pathology, gene expression and system biology pathway analysis.

Involved researchers:

Joost Wiersinga, PhD, MD, MBA, is one of AMC’s principal investigators and heads the sepsis research group that focuses on host-pathogen interactions in sepsis. Studied pathogens include S. pneumonia, K. pneumoniae, B. pseudomallei and S. typhi)

Brendon Scicluna, PhD is Head of Genomics at CEMM and an expert on epigenetics and high-throughput genomics in the field of sepsis.

Tom van der Poll, PhD, MD is Professor of Medicine and Head of CEMM and Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases. In addition, he is Chair of the AMC Research Council, which advises the Dean on all scientific matters. Prof. Van der Poll has made fundamental contributions to the understanding of the pathophysiology of sepsis.

Kees van ‘t Veer ,PhD, Is molecular biologist and head of the bacterial infections and coagulation research group and an expert on IRAK-M and the immunosuppressive phase of sepsis.