Dr Astrid Voskamp
I have been involved in human immunological research for over 12 years, with a particular interest in allergy and asthma. I have extensive experience in cellular techniques including cell isolation from various tissues, cell culture, stimulation assays, T cell cloning, flow and mass cytometry, and single cell RNA sequencing. In my role as both a PhD student and Post doctoral researcher, I was responsible for the set-up, execution and analysis of immunological assays within clinical trials and projects. More recently, I have focussed on the use of diverse new techniques for cellular phenotyping, including mass cytometry (publication) and single cell RNA sequencing. For the latter, I received a ZonMW grant to perform single cell RNA sequencing on human airway derived cells with the 10x Genomics Chromium platform. As a consultant, I enjoy applying my research experience to advise in the set-up and analysis of immunological assays for new and exciting projects.