Kathinka van Hooren



After completing a research master’s in Cardiovascular Biology and Medicine at Maastricht University, Kathinka left for Amsterdam to pursue doctoral research at Sanquin Blood Supply. She got her attainment of a doctorate from the University of Amsterdam in 2014, she nonetheless preferred the dynamic world of pharmaceutical manufacturing. As such she made the move to the production environment and started work at Sanquin Plasma Products as a quality officer. During this period she mainly worked on deviation management, change control, drawing up procedures and batch review and gained in-depth familiarity with the GMP regulations for both the European and the US market (FDA). She also worked on process excellence (DMAIC, Lean six sigma) projects and stated her Green Belt. At Sanquin she was also involved in setting up and optimising production lines. 


Kathinka (1984) enjoys exercising with her dog, but is happiest spending time with her husband and young son camping or walking in the great outdoors. 


  • Project management
  • GMP consultancy
  • QA support
  • Quality by design
  • Process excellence; Lean Manufacturing and Greenbelt