About Sepsis Amsterdam
Sepsis Amsterdam is a multidisciplinary unit associated with the Center for Expertimental and Molecular Medicine (CEMM) at Amsterdam UMC and embedded within the Infection & Immunity research institute. Our mission is to perform high quality fundamental and clinical research to reduce the burden of sepsis. In particular, we aim to develop a better understanding of sepsis pathophysiology and to optimise the work flow in terms of recognition and treatment.
Research into sepsis, our approach
Sepsis is a highly heterogeneous syndrome of which the pathophysiology is still not fully understood. Currently there are multiple definitions and screening tools, as well as various treatment protocols – presenting both diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas.
Our focus is on elucidating the pathological mechanisms involved in the development of sepsis. This involves fundamental, lab-based research.
We are also working on developing evidence based protocols so that we have a more streamlined approach to the treatment of sepsis.
In short, we aim to:
- Elucidate the sepsis pathophysiology.
- Establish a base line for new treatments.
- Enable earlier diagnosis.
- Develop new treatment protocols.
A multi-disciplinary approach
Our team is made up of around 40 doctors, bio-medical specialists, post-docs, PhD students, research nurses, lab technicians and other support staff. Find out more on the team page.