Research groups

AIMMS consists of research groups from the Faculty of Science of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Multiple co-operation links exist between these research groups and research groups within the VU Medical Centre.

These research groups comprise:

  • Analytical Chemistry: Design and application of novel and improved analytics in order to gain new and improved insights into biomolecular and drug characteristics, and biological and chemical processes.
  • Analytics of Biomolecular Interactions: Development of mass spectrometric techniques for glycomics and glycoproteomics.
  • Environmental Bioanalytical Chemistry: Linking metabolic processes, functioning of organisms and phenotypical changes, human health and chemical exposure.
  • Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology: Risk assessment of environmental contaminants and development of methods for their analysis.
  • Environmental Health and Toxicology: Assessment of health effects of environmental chemicals on different biological levels.
  • Integrative Bioinformatics: Theoretical modeling and quantitative experimentation to understand how and why biomolecules interact to perform biological functions at the systems level.
  • Medicinal Chemistry: The binding and the mechanism of action of biologically active molecules.
  • Molecular Microbiology: Mechanisms and applications of protein trafficking in pathogenic bacteria.
  • Molecular Neurobiology: Target finding in the central nerve system. 
  • Molecular Toxicology: From structures to effects in molecular and computational toxicology.
  • Organic Chemistry: Peptide-inspired modulators of biological functions plus design and development of highly efficient, asymmetric synthetic methodologies and their application to the synthesis of diverse, biologically relevant compounds.
  • Science, Business and Innovation: R&D-based innovation and valorization of scientific knowledge.
  • Structural Biology: Dynamics of protein interactions in cellular regulation and transport processes.
  • Systems Biology Lab: Understanding the design principles of biomolecular networks.
  • Theoretical Chemistry: Theoretical organic chemistry, biocatalysis, density functional theory, quantum chemistry, multiscale modeling and supramolecular chemistry.

Theoretical Organic Chemistry and Biocatalysis

Theoretical Organic Chemistry and Biocatalysis