The Bioinformatics Laboratory was initiated in 1997 to advance biomedical research in the Academic Medical Center (AMC, Amsterdam) and is headed by Antoine van Kampen. The laboratory is part of the department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (KEBB). The group members represent a broad range of (bio)informatics, biostatistics, and e-bioscience expertise and engage in research, education, and data analysis. Van Kampen is appointed part time at the Biosystems Data Analysis group of the Science Faculty to facilitate collaborations between the AMC, the BDA group, and other groups at the Science Faculty.