AIMMS is VU Amsterdam’s molecular research accelerator kickstarting the next big discoveries in food, pharma, environmental & life sciences.

Where solutions start

AIMMS Festival 2023

On 3-4 July we had 2 fantastic days during the first AIMMS VU Festival with 150 of our own top academic researchers and industrial partners including Pfizer, DSM, Waters, MS Vision and more. Our focus was on making connections, sparking new ideas and talking about how we can leverage connections both within our academic institution and in public-private settings to accelerate our scientific impact.

Interact with 150 top scientists,
from established professors to ambitious PhDs

Multidisciplinary Challenges

What impact do you want to make on the world? Via challenges, you can work together to help push science further and tackle big societal issues. The purpose is to think outside our indidivual expertise areas and demonstrate the power of collaboration.

Soft Skills Development

Doing great science is key but developing professional skills are equally important. AIMMS is responsible for fostering research collaborations but also to help you write and present effective pitches, tips to work with industry partners, advise on IP protection and more.

PhD Poster Reviews

Poster reviews from our PhD's are a great way to learn more about the science within AIMMS and get closer to our highly skilled talent. We regularly have sessions to share and develop our soft skills while presenting the posters.

Industry Partnerships

Working together with industry to showcase the cutting edge science each other are doing or to demonstrate the power of collaborations between industry and academia, the magic happens when both are sharing, collaborating and pushing science further.

Networking amongst colleagues

Find your next talent, discover your next career move or spark a research collaboration by interacting with the bright minds within AIMMS. Fostering relationships is key to the culture AIMMS is creating.

Serious Fun

All work and no play is no fun at all. Activities such as friendly get togethers, interactive lunches, small, medium and large scale events will provide plenty of opportunities to get together.

Participate in our mini-challenges.
Magic happens when we work together.

How can we eradicate the use of testing animals in the life sciences?

WHY? There is a societal push to move away from animals and a scientific pull from new technologies (in cell culturing, possibly AI/modeling) and awareness that mice are not good models for humans.

How can we prevent antibiotic resistance from becoming our next pandemic?

WHY? Infectious diseases are on the rise due to AMR and a serious threat for humans (and animals).

How can we identify targets in complex biological systems? Should we aim for more than one and is that possible?

WHY? Low hanging fruit in pharma with the one target one drug is harvested and this model is under pressure. What are the options?

Personalized medicine, nutrition and toxicity: how to unleash its potential?

WHY? Improved quality of life (efficative drugs with no off target effects, personalized diets with specific health benefits, awareness of sensitivities to toxic compounds)


From Industry?
Join us!

We are looking for companies who want to foster faster scientific breakthroughs thanks to the power of dynamic collaborations & partnerships.
e have rockstar scientists ready to tackle your complex societal issues. 

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Featured Accelerated Project

Food Hackathon

We recently hosted a food hackathon to kickstart ideas in response to chemistry for the protein transition together with industry partners. 

AIMMS is VU Amsterdam’s molecular research accelerator kick starting the next big discoveries in food, pharma, environmental & life sciences.