Amsterdam Movement Sciences focuses on human movement, a key issue for today’s society. We approach this from a broad interdisciplinary frame of reference, covering from fundamental to clinical and from cellular to population research. We aim at being world leading in the field of interdisciplinary translational research on human movement and physical performance, and to disseminate our results to patient groups and end-users so that society benefits optimally from our research. We are driven by questions arising from the clinic, society, and from our interest in the nature of the human motor system and human movement. Our research focuses on improving, preserving and restoring the human motor system to allow optimal physical performance in work, sports, ageing and disease, based on fundamental knowledge of underlying mechanisms and principles.