The study of immunogenetics contributes to understand the pathogenesis of chronic inflammation, autoimmune and infectious diseases.
The field of immunogenetics also covers the relationship between chronic inflammation and malignancy.


The  dissemination of knowledge of immunogenetics in chronic inflammatory diseases.
The Laboratory of Immunogenetics of the VUmc promotes the study of immunogenetics as an integral part of health care disciplines.

The accent is a multidisciplinary approach to unravel the mechanisms of chronic inflammation.
The aim is to improve the management of chronic inflammatory diseases, to classify and predict prognosis by clinical and genetic research.