The department receives research funding from major national and international organizations and institutes, such as the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the European Union (EU), AgentschapNL, Dutch MS Research Foundation, Dutch Kidney Foundation, Dutch Burn wound foundation, Lung foundation, KWF and others.

The research is embedded in Amsterdam Research: www.amsterdamresearch.org.

MCBI consists of thirteen principal investigators with his or her own topic:
-  Timo van den Berg
-  Jan Van den Bossche
-  Irma van Die
-  Marjolein van Egmond
-  Juan J. Garcia Vallejo
-  Joke den Haan
-  Anton Horrevoets
-  Jack van Horssen
-  Yvette van Kooyk
-  Reina Mebius
-  Sergey Nejentsev
-  Sandra van Vliet
-  Elga de Vries