Carlijn (C.) Voermans PhD


Cell biology, hematopoiesis and transplantation biology


Migration of human hematopoietic progenitor cells
Promotor: Prof D. Roos, PhD and Prof A.E.G.Kr von dem Borne, MD PhD
co-promotors: Prof C.E. van der Schoot, MD, PhD en Dr. W.R. Gerritsen, MD PhD
Maart 2001

Research interests

Projects are focused on bone marrow micro-environment; i.e. hematopoietic stem cell regeneration, megakaryocytopoiesis, mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) migration and the development of new cellular therapies


  • Selection and culturing of CD34+ cells
  • In vitro adhesion/migration assays
  • Lentiviral transduction of CD34+ cells
  • Micro-array
  • Flowcytometry
  • rt-PCR
  • Isolation and culturing of MSC
  • In vivo analysis of stem cell homing


2006-present Senior scientist/head of Laboratory for Stem Cell transplantation of Sanquin Research, Amsterdam
2004-2005 Postdoctoral fellow at Duke University Medical Center, dept Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Durham (NC), USA at the laboratory of Dr. T. Reya
2001-2004 Postdoctoral fellow/head of laboratory for Stem Cell transplantation of Sanquin Research Amsterdam
1996-2000 PhD student at Dept of Experimental Immunohematology, CLB/ SanquinAmsterdam and the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Dept of Medical Oncology Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Research project: Migration of human hematopoietic progenitor cells
1995-1996 Research fellow at the Nelson Institute of environmental Medicine, New York University Medical Centre Tuxedo (NY), USA
1989-1995 University of Amsterdam, Medical Biology