Research Themes

The molecular mechanisms of thrombosis in cancer


BSc Biomedical Sciences, MSc Infection Biology & Immunology

Aster Pijning

PhD Candidate

Aster Pijning has been a PhD candidate at the CTC since 2019. Her research aims to understand novel covalent regulation of thrombosis (blood clotting) by allosteric disulphide bonds, as well as how this control is impaired in hyper-thrombotic settings such as diabetes and cancer. Aster has a BSc in biomedical sciences and a MSc in infection biology and immunology, both from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands. She employs state-of-the-art protein chemical and cell biological techniques in her research.