An unbalanced immune system is the basis for many infections, inflammatory diseases and also cancer. Due to global threats such as emerging infectious pathogens and increased antibiotic resistance, the need for new vaccination strategies and antimicrobial drugs is urgent. In addition, there is an unmet potential and need for novel innovative immune therapies and vaccination strategies to treat cancer. Chronic inflammatory diseases have increased over the years in most developed countries and not only severely reduce quality of life but are a high burden on the health care systems. The need to focus and combine research activities in inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases and cancer immunity is crucial in order to identify common and novel immune correlates and pathways to work towards innovative treatment regimens.

To make clear what we stand and to promote our research nationally and internationally we have created as the Amsterdam institute for Infection and Immunity (AII) a new look.

This short movie shows who we are, what we do and what our ambitions are. An integrated collaboration of different partners in Amsterdam that form our institute: Amsterdam UMC at locations Boelelaan and Meibergdreef, Sanquin, Reade and GGD.

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Our programs, Cancer Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Inflammatory Diseases are the cornerstones of our institute and have their own symbol with which they can be identified.

In order to stimulate collaboration within our institute we created a database which will make it easier for our researchers to find and connect with each other, based on name, research topic, technology, disease etc. The database is only accessible for the researchers of the AII.