Dirk (D) de Korte PhD
- Blood Cell Research
'Ribonucleotide metabolism of leukemic cells'
1987 - University of Amsterdam
- Research interests
Quality and safety of cellular blood products (red cell concentrates, platelet concentrates) isolated from whole blood or by apheresis. Research on improved storage of erythrocytes and platelets, supported by studies of cell metabolism. Development and evaluation of methods for pathogen inactivation in cellular products. Process improvement and development, evaluation of new products in production department of Blood Bank. Improvement of disposables and equipment used in the Blood Bank process.
- HPLC Analysis of metabolites, in particular nucleotides, nucleosides and bases
- Flow cytometric assays
- Enzymatic determinations of metabolites
- Devices for blood component preparation
2008-present Senior investigator Blood Transfusion Technology Laboratory, Dept of Blood Cell Research 2007-present Manager Product and Process Development, Sanquin Blood Bank 2005-2008 Head Blood Transfusion Technology Laboratory, Dept of Blood Cell Research 2002-2003 Sabbatical leave: Bonfils Blood Center, Denver, work on pathogen inactivation methods for platelet concentrates and cold storage of platelets 1997-2004 Head Blood Transfusion Technology, Dept of Transfusion Technology 1991-1996 Senior Investigator in the Dept of Tranfusion Technology 1986-1990 Post-doc at the Dept of Blood Cell Chemistry
- Other professional activities
2014-present Scientific Member BEST Collaborative, Conventional Components team 2014-present Member Scientific Advisory Board Australian Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service 2014-present Representative for the Netherlands in the GTS Working Group for the yearly update of the Guide to the preparation, use and quality assurance of blood components (EDQM), Council of Europe 2013-present Scientific member of ISBT Working Party Transfusion Transmitted Infections, subgroup Bacteria 2011-present Chair Technical Committee EBA European Procurement Group 2010-2014 Associate Scientific Member BEST Collaborative, Conventional Components team 2009-present Advisory member UK Standard Advisory Committee Blood Components (SACBC) 2006-present Member of working party to maintain URS for Eurobloodpack (EBA) 2005-present Lecturer HAN course Blood Bank Knowledge (‘Bloedbankkunde’) 1988-present Reviewer for various journals, e.g. Transfusion, Vox Sanguinis, Transfusion Medicin etc.
- Sanquin publications