The Department of Pathology of VU university medical center houses around 250 people, including students and temporary employees. Our laboratories are accredited  by ISO 15189.

Diagnostics - We perform diagnostic work for the clinical departments of VUmc and for other hospitals and general practitioners in the surrounding region of Amsterdam. To this end, we have all modern infrastructure to execute histo-diagnostics, immunodiagnostics and molecular diagnostics at a high level. The diagnostic volume of the department is among that of the biggest academic departments in The Netherlands.

Research - We do research with a largely translational character based on a solid foundation of more basic research and facilitate the translational research of other departments.

Education - Lastly, we teach medical and biomedical students, technicians and residents in pathology.