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Anja (J) Gerrits PhD

Blood Cell Research

Biomedical Sciences


‘Insulin resistance in platelets and monocytes’
Department of Clinical Chemistry and Haematology
2010 - University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht

Research interests
  • Megakaryopoiesis and platelet formation
  • Platelet flow chamber perfusion experiments
  • Cell culturing
  • Knockdown technology (shRNA)
  • (q)PCR
  • Western blotting
  • Flow cytometry
  • Flow chamber perfusion
2010-presentPostdoctoral fellow, Dept of Blood Cell Research, Sanquin Research, Amsterdam
2005-2010PhD student, Dept of Clinical Chemistry and Haematology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht
1998-2004Biomedical Sciences, University of Utrecht, Faculty of Medicine, MSc


Sanquin publications
Other publications

Gerrits AJ, Koekman CA, van Haeften TW, Akkerman JW. Increased tissue factor expression in type 2 diabetes monocytes caused by insulin resistance. J Thromb Haemost 2011; (9):873-5.

Gerrits AJ, Koekman CA, van Haeften TW, Akkerman JW. Platelet tissue factor synthesis in type 2 diabetic patients is resistant to inhibition by insulin. Diabetes 2010; 59(6):1487-95.

Akkerman JW, Gerrits AJ, Ferreira IA, Heemskerk JW. Insulin inhibition on platelet-endothelial interaction is mediated by insulin effects on endothelial cells without direct effects on platelets: a rebuttal. J Thromb Haemost 2009; 7(2):369-71.

Gerrits AJ, Koekman CA, Yildirim C, Nieuwland R, Akkerman JW. Insulin inhibits tissue factor expression in monocytes. J Thromb Haemost 2009; 7(1):198-205.

Last edited on: 20 September 2013
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