Carlijn Voermans started working for Sanquin in 1996 as a PhD student at the Department of Experimental Immunohematology (IHE) and obtained her PhD in 2001. In that same year she became head of the laboratory for Stem Cell Transplantation of Sanquin. After a one and halve year leave to the Duke University Medical Center in Durham as a Postdoc, she returned to Sanquin in 2006, again as head of the laboratory for Stem Cell Transplantation (now called Laboratory for Cell Therapy) and group leader within the department of IHE. She currently works as a group leader within the department of Hematopoiesis. The projects she and her group are working on are focused on the bone marrow micro-environment.
Prof Peter Hordijk is working for Sanquin since 1997. He started as a staff member at the Department of Experimental Immunohematology. In 2005 he became head of the Molecular Cell Biology department. Hordijk is a specialist in the area of intracellular signaling in leukocyte transendothelial migration. The work of his group is focused on the role of small GTPases as well as specific cell adhesion molecules in the control of leukocyte and stem cell chemotaxis, leukocyte adhesion to endothelium and the modulation of endothelial integrity.