Inaugural Lecture Sander Meijer

Mass communication in the Blood
Utrecht Unversity; Academy Building
Domplein 29
3512 JE Utrecht
The Netherands

On January 15, 2018 professor Sander Meijer will give his inaugural lecture at the University of Utrecht. He is Professor of Pharmaceutical plasma proteins at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Utrecht University and head of the Laboratory of Proteomics and research manager of the Research Facilities of Sanquin. This department manages all the techniques in imaging and microscopy, next-generation DNA sequencing, proteomics, bioinformatics and animal models. There is a longstanding collaboration between Sanquin and Utrecht University.  

Prof Meijers’ research interest focuses on the biochemistry and clearing mechanisms of coagulation factors, in particular factor VIII and factor IX. His aim is to develop new therapeutics for the treatment of patients with haemophilia. In addition, prof Meijer develops innovative proteomics applications in his research on rare disorders of platelets. The chair Pharmaceuticals Plasma proteins exists since 1999, held by prof Koen Mertens, who will retire next year. With the appointment of prof Meijers, the continuity of education of pharmacy students and pharmacists in the field of plasma proteins is ensured.