Britt (B) Blanken


Bachelor and Master Biomedical Sciences

Research interests

The pathophysiological mechanism behind immune-mediated transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI), with a focus on endothelial cells.


Immunological assays, endothelial cells, experimental mouse models



2022 – present PhD candidate at Department of Experimental Immunohematology, Sanquin Research and Amsterdam UMC
2016 – 2022 BSc and MSc in Biomedical Sciences with specialization in teaching and immunology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands




Selected papers

Cees Oudejans, Vera Manders, Allerdien Visser, Remco Keijser, Naomi Min, Ankie Poutsma, Joyce Mulders, Tarah van den Berkmortel, Di-Jan Wigman, Britt Blanken, Aldo Jongejan, Eva Pajkrt, Marjon de Boer, Erik A Sistermans, Daoud Sie, Myron G Best, Tom Würdinger, Gijs Afink, Circular RNA Sequencing of Maternal Platelets: A Novel Tool for the Identification of Pregnancy-Specific Biomarkers, Clinical Chemistry, Volume 67, Issue 3, March 2021, Pages 508–517