Centers of Excellence

Translational cardiovascular research within Amsterdam Cardiovascular Sciences is organized within five Centers of Excellence and a Research Cluster on Microvascular Disease. Problems in patient care are the motivation for novel experimental research concepts giving rise to a cycle of research from ‘bedside to bench and back’. Moreover, research expertise on microvascular (dys)function (i.e. endothelial (dys)function), which is central to cardiovascular diseases, is organized within a Research Cluster.

Our strategy enables us to move from the patient care problem to experimental designs in the laboratory, and to subsequently test novel treatment strategies in selected patient groups.


Education, research and clinical activities within the four Centers of Excellence are supported by five programs. Expertise on vascular endothelium is organized within the Research Cluster Microvascular Disease.

Imaging Facilities

AO|2M and ALM


Blood Vessels