Monthly Archives: July 2017

Research Grant from Trombosestichting Nederland

I recently received some amazing news in the middle of the great funding massacre that nearly killed me only a few days earlier. My project “Nature’s Nanoparticles” was granted funding by Trombosestichting Nederland! I am very thankful! This means that we can investigate the properties of platelet polyphosphate nanoparticles in health and cardiovascular disease. I believe that polyphosphate nanoparticles are the ‘cement’ that keeps the bricks (cells) of a blood clot together (drawn below). If a blood clot is torn apart, this material is exposed to the blood stream, calling in…

New paper! Barendrecht et al. – Live-cell Imaging of Platelet Degranulation and Secretion Under Flow.

We recently made a video with JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments). It was really fun! You can find the movie and paper here. It took me quite some time to prepare the ‘movie-script’ (really different than writing a normal publication), but it does count as a real publication on pubmed! Arjan and Silvia organized the ‘show’ on the filming day (impressively organized) and all of us had to say a few words. I was reminded how terrible I am in front of a camera! It was much more comfortable to…