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Marieke is a PhD student working on the 'Data Science for State-of-the-Art Blood Banking' (BloodStart) project. This project is a collaboration between Sanquin and Leiden University, and aims to significantly improve the prediction of donor medical test outcomes and donor behaviour. Data of the past 20 years is available, on around 12 million donations. The BloodStart project will deliver enhanced data-driven models and evidence-based donor management strategies that will maximise the effectiveness of resources and minimise donor loss. The main supervisors of the project will be Mart Janssen from Sanquin and Matthijs van Leeuwen and Aske Plaat from Leiden University.
Marieke completed the Master Statistical Science with a specialisation in Data Science in 2018 at Leiden University. Her Bachelor's degree is in Biology, and she enjoys combining knowledge from both scientific areas in her research.