The department of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology (MCBI), headed by prof. dr. Yvette van Kooyk, performs fundamental-preclinical research in the field of : Cancer Immunology, Mucosal Immunology, Neuroimmunology, Skin Immunology and Immunodeficiencies and disorders of immune dysregulation. The research is embedded in Amsterdam Research: The main goals of the department are to 1) perform innovative, cutting-edge and excellent fundamental research with translational character and 2) to  provide education of the highest quality level both theoretical and hand-on in topics such as in immunology, cell biology and biochemistry.

The department of Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology (MCBI), consists of around 120 researchers and 12 research groups supervised by principle investigators. MCBI  is a preclinical department with outstanding facilities to perform state-of-the-art research fundamental and translational research. Clinical research questions are approached in experimental models, and new fundamental research results are translated into potential clinical applications..