Theses 2017

Within Sanquin around 80 PhD students are working on a thesis. In most cases Sanquin Researchers that hold a professorhip at one of the Dutch universities act as supervisor/promotor.

Most PhD students follow courses at those universities, as part of their research training. Sanquin researchers also contribute to these courses. Each year, around 15 PhD theses are defended.


PhD student Date Title
Doothea Evers 19 December 2017
13:45 hrs
Leiden University
'Clinical Determinants of red cell alloimmunization: implications for preventative antigen matching strategies'
Sem van Brummelen 14 December 2017
14:45 hrs
University of Twente
'Bloody fast blood collection'
Eduard Ebberink 11 December 2017
10:30 hrs
Utrecht University
'Footprinting haemostatic networks'
Gillian Dekkers 1 December 2017
10:00 hrs 
Agnietenkapel, University of Amsterdam
'Influence of immunoglobulin G-glycan and subclass variation on antibody effector functions'
Camilla Caram Deelder 30 Novemver 2017
16:15 hrs
Leiden University
'The bright and the dark side of blood transfusion: Turning data into knowledge'
Maurits Hoogerwerf 1 November 2017 Agnietenkapel, University of Amsterdam 'Giving blood: donor stress and hemostasis. Don't let your blood run cold'
Karin van Schie 12 October 2017
University of Amsterdam
Immunogenicity of therapeutic antibodies: Immunological mechanisms & clinical consequences
Myrthe Sonneveld 22 September 2017
14:00 hrs
University of Amsterdam
 'IgG-Fc-glycosylation in immune-mediated cytopenias'
Charles Lelkens 30 June 2017
11:00 hrs
Aula, University of Amsterdam
'Frozen Red Cells for Military and Civil Purposes. Relevance, Experiences and Developments'
Loan van Hoeven 29 Juni 2017
16:15 hrs
Academy Building, Utrecht University
'Transfusion data: from collection to reflection'
Marein Schimmel 20 June 2017
12:00 hrs
Agnietenkapel, University of Amsterdam
'Sickle cell disease: pathogenesis and biomarkers'
Robin Hartholt 9 June 2017
13:00 hrs
Aula, University of Amsterdam
'Determining factors of inhibitor formation in hemophilia A'
Felipe Vieira Braga 8 June 2017
12:00 hrs
Agnietenkapel, University of Amsterdam
'Transcriptional control of cytotoxic lymphocytes: an unexpected journey with Hobit'
Fabian Verbij 19 April 2017
14:00 hrs
Agnietenkapel, University of Amsterdam
‘Immune recognition of ADAMTS13 in acquired TTP’
Sietse Nagelkerke 12 April 2017
14:00 hrs
Agnietenkapel, University of Amsterdam
'A field guide to human Fc-gamma receptors: genetics, cellular expression and interaction with immunoglobulins'
Niels Heemskerk 10 February 2017
14:00 hrs
Agnietenkapel, University of Amsterdam
'Leukocyte trafficking and vascular integrity'
Gerben Marsman 12 January 2017
12:00 hrs
Agnietenkapel, University of Amsterdam
‘Factor VII-activating protease: Unraveling the release and regulation of dead cell nuclear damps’

External theses

Theses from non-Sanquin researchers where Sanquin researchers act as (co)promotor

Rens Braster. Manipulating macrophages: increasing the effectiveness in anti-cancer therapy.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 2 February 2017.
Promotores: Prof M. van Egmond MD PhD, prof R.H.J. Beelen MD PhD;
copromotor: G. Vidarsson PhD


Ilse (EN) Rooyackers: Migrant family matters. Comparing patterns of intergenerational solidarity and partner separation in the Netherlands

University of Groningen. 5 October 2017
Promotor: Prof HAG de Valk PhD
Copromotor: EM Merz, PhD