Research stories

  • Top doctors supporting top Dutch athletes
    Top doctors supporting top Dutch athletes The medical supervision of top-level athletes requires the know-how of top doctors. Known as High Performance Partners (HPP), eight doctors from Amsterdam UMC work together with TeamNL to support the country's best athletes. Orthopaedic surgeon Gino Kerkhoffs and paediatrician Annemarie van Bellegem are two of these High Performance Partners.
  • Priming, Shaping and Polishing: In search of a HIV Vaccine
    Priming, Shaping and Polishing: In search of a HIV Vaccine Worldwide, an estimated, 40 million people live with HIV. Two-thirds of this group on the African continent. In 2022, more than 600,000 people died from HIV-related causes and more than 1.3 million were infected. There is no vaccine against the world's second most deadly infection, after TB. Thanks to a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Amsterdam UMC's Rogier Sanders leads a project that aims to develop the first effective HIV vaccine.
  • Tackling the effect of climate change on diarrheal diseases
    Tackling the effect of climate change on diarrheal diseases Diarrhoea is, globally, the second largest cause of death for children under 5. Contributing to more than 500,000 deaths, only pneumonia kills more children each year. Climate change, driving increased flooding and droughts, threatens the fragile progress made in reducing the burden of diarrheal disease over the past decades. Together with the Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development, Amsterdam UMC is set to lead a global consortium in the hunt for improved interventions.