Landsteiner Lectures and Masterclasses

Approximately 10 times a year Sanquin invites international leaders in the research field to give a ‘Landsteiner Lecture’ and a master class for PhD students. The Landsteiner Lectures are free of charge and you don't need to register.

In September 2017 we will publish the new series of lectures on this website as well as publish a poster for the new curriculum, which you can put on your bulletin board for reference.


All Landsteiner Lectures will be held at 1.00 PM, Sanquin, Auditorium, Plesmanlaan 125, 1066 CX Amsterdam.
Please note that dates may change. So we advise you to check the website for the correct dates!

The Master classes usually have a maximum of 15 (presenting) students. In principle, the organizing scientist will invited PhD students through his or her network. However, if you are interested in joining a master class, please send an e-mail to Ms. Wendy Snijder or the organizing scientist. Sanquin PhD students and PhD students from the University of Amsterdam have priority. Master classes are scheduled to take place the morning before or the afternoon adjoining the lecture.

3 October 2016 Prof William Muller MD PhD (Dept
of Pathology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, USA
‘Endothelial cell regulation of transendothelial migration’ Jaap van Buul

10 October 2016 Prof Eamonn Ferguson PhD (Risk Analysis, Social Processes and
Health Group, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom)
'Motivation and innovations in donor recruitment: altruism revisited’ Wim de Kort

7 November 2016 Prof Kenneth M Murphy MD PhD (Washington University School of Medicine, Dept of Pathology and Immunology, St. Louis, USA) ‘The development and function of dendritic cell subsets’ Robin van Bruggen

21 November 2016 Prof Peter Collins PhD (Dept of Haematology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom and Arthur Bloom, Haemophilia Centre at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom) ‘Fibrinogen and postpartum haemorrhage: an evolving story’ Anske van der Bom

23 January 2017 Prof Brian Sutton PhD (Randall Division of Cell & Molecular Biophysics, MRC & Asthma UK
Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom)
‘IgE in allergic disease - a dynamic target’ Theo Rispens

20 February 2017 Prof Alan Lazarus PhD (The Canadian Blood Services, St. Michael’s Hospital, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, Toronto, Canada) ‘The mechanism of action of anti-D in preventing hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn: What do we really know?’ Gestur Vidarsson

20 March 2017 Prof David Gailani MD (Division of Hematology/Oncology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA) ‘Factor XI and the kallikrein-kinin system - novel targets for antithrombotic therapy’ Joost Meijers

10 April 2017
Rescheduled to 24 April 2017

Prof Doreen Cantrell (College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom) ‘The control of T cell metabolism and differentiation’ Derk Amsen

1 May 2017
1:00-2:00 PM
Prof Louis Picker MD PhD
Vaccine and gene herapy institute, Beaverton, Oregon, USA
‘Programming CD8+ T Cell Immunity: (Advanced) Lessons from Cytomegalovirus’ René van Lier 

22 May 2017
Johannes Huppa PhD
(Institute for hygiene and applied immunology, Immune recognition unit, Medical University of Vienna, Austria)
‘How T-cells recognize antigens - a molecular imaging approach' Robbert Spaapen

26 June 2017 Prof Louis Kroes PhD (Dept of Medical Microbiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden,
The Netherlands)
‘Parvovirus’ Hans Zaaijer


11 September 2017 Prof Henrik Ullum PhD
(Copenhagen Hospital Biobank Unit, Section for Virology, Dept of Clinical Immunology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark)
‘Cohort, biobank and registry data in Denmark: a wealth of opportunities’ Katja van den Hurk


Last edited on: 25 April 2017