Hosted by Prof. Dr. Johan Heemskerk (Laboratory of Cellular Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Maastricht University), Dr. Bas de Laat and Dr. Mark Roest (Synapse)
The laboratory of Cell Biochemistry of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (Heemskerk lab) at the University of Maastricht uses flow chips and advanced microscopic imaging technologies to assess thrombus formation in small blood samples. This technology is fundamental to the research of the signalling mechanisms of platelet and coagulation activation.
Synapse b.v. provides cutting edge developmental research and tailored products for the treatment of Haemostasis and Thrombosis. The central enzyme in hemostasis and thrombosis is thrombin, because it is the crucial enzyme in fibrin formation and an activator of platelets. Using the scanning electron microscope of Phenom we visualize fibrin structures and the structure of platelets and other blood cells.
There is a limited number of slots for the hands-on sessions, so we will do the workshop twice: the morning is identical to the afternoon. We provide carousel sessions (groups will circulate), so everybody will do both 2 sessions:
A] Delphi, fully integrated CLEM; hands-on with test sample
B] Phenom, tabletop SEM; hands-on with test sample