Katka (K.) Franke PhD




Role of Inflammation in Development of Atherosclerosis, 26 February 2016, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

Research interests

improving neutrophil-mediated immunotherapy in cancer, focusing on translational aspects of the projects in the Phagocyte group portfolio


  • Flow cytometry
  • Image Stream
  • In vivo cancer models
  • Primary cells and cell lines
  • ADCC
  • ADCP
  • Pre-clinical development


2015-present Postdocoral researcher, Dept of Blood Cell Research, Sanquin Research, Amsterdam
2009-2015 PhD student, Dept of Blood Cell Research, Sanquin Research, Amsterdam
2007 Erasmus/Socrates Internship Department of Pediatric Oncology/Hematology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam
2005-2009 Dept of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, P.J. Safarik University, Kosice, Slovakia
2002-2005 Pharmacist, Kosice, Slovakia
1997-2002 Faculty of Pharmacy, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Other publications

Szilagyi K, Podracka L, Franke NE, Mojzis J, Mirossay L. A new link between steroid resistance, glucocorticoid receptor and nuclear factor kappa B p65 in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome. Neuro Endocrinol Lett 2009; 30(5):629-36.

Sabova L, Pilatova M, Szilagyi K, Sabo R, Mojzis J. Cytotoxic effect of mistletoe (Viscum album L.) extract on Jurkat cells and its interaction with doxorubicin. Phytother Res 2010; 24(3):365-8.