Research team of Donor InSight

Katja van den Hurk

Katja van den Hurk PhD
Katja is a health scientist and epidemiologist, working as a senior researcher at the Department of Donor Studies. She is project leader for DIS-III and involved in studies using DIS-I and –II data.

Eva-Maria Merz

Eva-Maria Merz PhD
Eva is a sociologist and psychologist, working as a senior researcher at the Department of Donor Studies. She is and will be involved in studies using DIS data.

Femmeke Prinsze

Femmeke Prinsze PhD
Femmeke is a medical biologist, working as a post-doc researcher and datamanager at the Department of Donor Studies. She will manage the DIS data.

Wim de Kort Prof Wim de Kort MD PhD
Wim has initiated Donor InSight, led DIS-I and DIS-II together with Paul, Ingrid and Femke, and will also be leading DIS-III together with Katja.
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Tiffany Timmer
Tiffany is a health scientist, working on her PhD at the Department of Donor Studies. She joined the DIS team in 2014 and is responsible for the data collection for DIS-III. The main aim of her PhD project is to investigate associations of genetic factors with trajectories of Hb levels in blood donors, for which she will DIS-III data.

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Rosa de Groot
Rosa de Groot is a health scientist and an epidemiologist in training, working on her PhD on the influence of environmental factors and donor lifestyle on blood quality parameters. She joined the DIS team in 2015 and will be responsible for an extra measurement of physical activity using accelerometers in a subset of the DIS-III participants.

Not working at Sanquin anymore, but still very valuable participants of the team:
Ingrid Veldhuizen PhD
Femke Atsma PhD
Paul van Noord MD PhD
Karin Habets

Last edited on: 27 October 2016