AIMMS provides a complementary platform to perform molecules and medicines research at an integrated systems level. This is essential for the acquisition of an integrative fundamental understanding of biological processes at the molecular level. This platform is also crucial for the discovery and development of drugs (low molecular weight compounds) and therapeutics (proteins, antibodies and other biologics), as well as the development of translational biomarkers and molecular diagnostics.

The AIMMS approach is facilitated by the vertical integration multiple scientific disciplines from three departments at VU Amsterdam. Within the conventional horizontal and discipline oriented organization at VU Amsterdam, this structure is a novelty.

The research groups involved in AIMMS belong to: