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Pieter (PF) van der Meer

Clinical Transfusion Research
Medical Biology

New Developments in Blood Component Preparation
Promotor: Prof dr PC Huijgens
Co-promotores: Dr HW Reesink and dr RNI Pietersz

Research interests
Optimization of the composition of additive solutions for storage of platelets. Optimization of anticoagulants and storage solutions to improve the quality of red blood cells. New leukoreduction filters and storage containers for red cell and platelet concentrates. Pathogen reduction technologies for cellular blood components. Recovery and survival studies of platelet concentrates. Clinical evaluation of platelet concentrates, including determination of ‘bleeding’ as a relevant study outcome. Clinical trial design. Determining the value of laboratory tests for prediction of transfusion outcomes. Knowledge transfer between blood bank and hospital on the use and effectiveness of cellular blood components.
  • Flow cytometry
  • Functional platelet analyzers
  • Biochemical assays
  • Observational trials
  • Randomized trials
2009 - present Senior Scientist, Sanquin Research
2009 - present Senior Scientist, Sanquin Blood Bank, Amsterdam
2000-2009 Scientist and Senior Scientist, Sanquin Blood Bank North West Region, Amsterdam
1996-2000 PhD, Red Cross Blood Bank, Amsterdam
1991-1992 Research Technician, Netherlands Research Institute for Ophthalmology, Amsterdam


Sanquin publications
Other publications

van Zanten J, Harmsen MC, van der Meer P, van der Bij W, van Son WJ, van der Giessen M, Prop J, de Leij L, The TH. Proliferative T cell responses to four human cytomegalovirus-specific proteins in healthy subjects and solid organ transplant recipients. J Infect Dis 1995; 172(3):879-82.


Last edited on: 21 April 2016
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