Monthly Archives: February 2014

Leo Vroman; undercover blood researcher

Last saturday, it was in the news that Leo Vroman had passed away at the respectable age of 98. In the Netherlands, he is/was quite famous for his poetry, for which he received prestigious awards, including the P.C. Hooft award. In early 2008, our department’s previous Professor, Prof.dr. Jan Sixma informed me that my most recent experiments seemed to offer an explanation for the puzzling observations that Leo Vroman had made decades earlier. I did not even know that he ever did experiments!? – Leo Vroman was a poet: my…

Geheime Ratstube: GTH Conference Vienna

  From 12 to 15 Februari 2014, the German Organization for Thrombosis and  Haemostasis Research (GTH) hosted a conference in Vienna, Austria. The reason for this non-german location was a joint conference with many sister organizations, including the Austrian.  I had earlier visited one in Nurnberg in 2010, which I enjoyed a lot. A few months ago, the Dutch Organization for Thrombosis and  Haemostasis Research (NVTH; sister to GTH) to the  sent around an email to encourage everyone in our field to send in research abstracts. So, me and Steven sent…