About Research

Within all divisions of Sanquin, research relating to blood transfusion medicine and immunology in the broadest sense is performed by a dedicated research staff. This staff consists of about 150 researchers (including 17 scientists holding professorships, and around 80 PhD students), and over 80 technicians. Every year over 250 papers are published, mainly in peer reviewed journals and more than 15 PhD theses are defended. 


Director of Research: Prof Gerald de Haan PhD

Our research is focused around four medical priorities:


Research portfolio

Sanquin’s research portfolio is divided into strategic research (ranging from basic to applied and clinical research) and product- and process development. all our research is focused on four medical priorities 

Co-development and business activities

Sanquin also performs research for third parties and is involved in co-development with other organizations.