Robin van Bruggen started his career at Sanquin in 1998 as a PhD student. After his PhD and two post-doc projects, he is currently the group leader of the Red Blood Cell research group at the Laboratory of Blood Transfusion Technology.
Paula Ypma is a hematologist in The HagaZiekenhuis in The Hague for over ten years now. Although, during her study Ypma was never much involved in research, the drive to be part of a scientific study was still there. So, since two years now, she spends one day a week on research; a clinical trial study performed by Sanquin.
Jean-Louis Kerkhoffs is a hematologist in The HagaZiekenhuis in The Hague and a senior researcher at the Department of Clinical Transfusion Research at Sanquin as from 2004. In May 2012 he finished his PhD ‘Efficacy of platelet transfusions’. He is a specialist in the areas of platelet research, sickle cell disease and therapeutic aphaeresis.
Monika Wolkers is a group leader at the Department of Hematopoiesis as from October 2010. Before she came to Sanquin she worked for the Netherlands Cancer Institute, the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology in the USA. Her research is mainly aimed at T cells and antigen presenting cells.
Javier Martin-Ramirez has done his PhD study at the University of Leiden. During his studies he has focused on the role of FcγRIIB in autoimmunity. J. Martin-Ramirez currently works as a Post Doc at the Department of Plasma Proteins (PP).