Theses 2020

Within Sanquin around 75 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.

Due to Corona-virus measures some defenses will be done on-line, without public attendance, or are postponed. 


PhD student Date Title  University
Dacia Henriquez 1 December 2020 Recognition and management of persistent postpartum haemorrhage; time to take timing seriously     Leiden University (Faculty of Medicine)
Marlijn Verwimp-Hoeks 3 November 2020 Red Blood Cell Transfusions in Hemato-oncological Patients: Don’t iron out the consequences Leiden University (Faculty of Medicine)
Malgorzata Przeradzka  26 October 2020 ‘Le charme discret’ of the Von Willebrand factor - factor VIII complex Utrecht University (Faculty of Science)
Eelke Béguin 7 October 2020   Utrecht University (Faculty of Science)
Lisa Klinkenberg 6 October 2020 Engaging African ethnic minorities as blood donors University of Amsterdam (Faculty of Medicine)
Tjeerd Piersma 8 September 2020 Blood donor careers: A dynamic approach to donating blood Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Faculty of Social Sciences)
Benoit Nicolet 3 September 2020 You only live twice: Gene expression regulation in hematopoiesis and T cells University of Amsterdam (Faculty of Medicine)
Julian Freen-van Heeren 10 June 2020 FISHing out the good guys: enhancing T cell effector function University of Amsterdam (Faculty of Medicine)
Peter-Paul Unger 30 April 2020 B Cells and Beyond: Regulation of human B cell differentiation and antibody formation. University of Amsterdam (Faculty of Science)
Ellie Karampini 24 April 2020 Weibel-Palade Body Formation and Release: an Odyssey through the Secretory Pathway University of Amsterdam (Faculty of Medicine)
Joost van Sambeeck POSTPONED till later this year
Optimal red blood cell matching Twente Unversity (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science)
Maike van Hezel 28 February 2020 Effect of red cell transfusion on the host immune response in critically ill patients University of Amsterdam (Faculty of Medicine)
Nigel Stapleton 21 February 2020 To bind or not to bind: A study into FcRn interactions University of Amsterdam (Faculty of Medicine)
Suzanne Gunnink 31 January 2020 Not all that glitters is gold – platelet transfusions for preterm neonates University of Amsterdam (Faculty of Medicine)
Yvonne Dorland 21 January 2020 Crosstalk in the bone marrow. Interactions of endothelial, hematopoietic and mesenchymal stromal cells University of Amsterdam (Faculty of Medicine)
Willem Falkenburg 16 January 2020 Rheumatoid Factors University of Amsterdam (Faculty of Medicine)