Sanquin company visit

Join us on Thursday 7 October, when we visit Sanquin in Amsterdam to explore the diversity of activities and career opportunities at this organisation.

Research and other careers at Sanquin



On Thursday 7 October PCDI and the Amsterdam Biomed Cluster are organising yet another Life Sciences Company Visit.

 This time we will be visiting Sanquin in Amsterdam to explore the diversity of activities at this hybrid organisation (profit and not-for-profit). Of course you will hear all about the career opportunities for PhDs in the Life Sciences.

You may know Sanquin as the Blood Supply Foundation but did you know that the organisation includes no less than four divisions, two business units and a consulting services unit? And that scientific research is an important activity of Sanquin? Join us to learn about the activities of Sanquin and the variety of careers associated with them.

The company visit will be interactive, fire all your questions at the presentations and network drinks.




Coffee/tea at auditorium foyer

14:00 - 14:05

Sanquin introduction

Prof René van Lier

Member Sanquin Executive Board

and Director Sanquin Research
14:05 - 14:30

Sanquin Research
'Towards new cellular therapies'
Daphne Thijssen - Timmer PhD
Manager R&D Cellular Therapies

14:40 - 14:50

Sanquin Reagents
'Developing a complete new diagnostic test system'
Roel Melsert PhD

Managing Director
 Sanquin Reagents

15:00 - 15:30




Lab visits (2x15min parallel)

  1. Product Development Lab

    (Sanquin Reagents)
    'It takes 6 to tango' (demo Cellbind/Magister)
  2. Core Facility Lab (Sanquin Research)
    'Protein detection by fluorescent markers
    (confocal microscopy/flow cytometry)

Eric van der Donk PhD
Head of Product Development

Erik Mul Msc

Core Facility Manager Research

15:40 - 16:00


Sanquin Plasma Products/Research
'C1-inhibitor: crossing borders and building bridges'

'C1 esterase inhibitor, ReSearching for new indications'

Christine Kramer
Product Manager Plasma Products

Diana Wouters PhD
Head Complement Research

16:00 - 17:00

Round up
Informal reception at foyer auditorium

Meet colleagues of Sanquin divisions



Sanquin Company Visit


Thursday 7 October 2010
13:45 - 17:00

Sanquin - Auditorium
Plesmanlaan 125
1066 CX Amsterdam
For who? Postdocs and final year PhD students

Free of charge
but registration before 2 October
via PCDI is required

Registration is now closed

Background information

Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation  website

The Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation is responsible for the blood supply in The Netherlands on a not-for-profit basis. Sanquin delivers products and services, conducts scientific investigations and provides education, instruction, in-service training and refresher courses. The Sanquin organisation is constantly conducting research and developing new and improved products for therapeutic, diagnostic and research use.