Blood-borne Infections

PI: Prof Hans Zaaijer MD PhD

On November 1st 2008, the Sanquin department for the study of Blood-borne Infections (BOI) came into existence. The department focuses on the one hand on epidemiology of (emerging) blood-borne infections in the donor population, and on the other hand on applied laboratory research on blood-borne infections and on development of tests for blood-borne pathogens. The latter takes place in close collaboration with the Department of Virus Diagnostics (Sanquin Diagnostic Services). 

Research lines

HEV infection and blood safety
Q fever among blood donors
Residual risk


Student projects

At this moment there are no internships available at the department of blood-borne infections.

Last edited on: 9 March 2016