Mieke Smits has been a research analyst at the Research group Innovative Testing in Life Sciences & Chemistry since June 2010, where she is involved in various studies. She is also an lecturer for the bachelor’s programme at the HU.
Mieke studied Microbiology at senior secondary vocational education level, after which she completed a higher professional education (HBO) programme in Biology and Medical Laboratory Research. During her studies and subsequent career, her focus has been on the academic discipline of immunology. As a research analyst, Mieke worked on various research projects at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Utrecht University and the former Dutch Vaccine Institute.
Fields of expertise
- Innovative testing
- Release of major peanut allergens from their matrix under various pH and simulated saliva conditions—Ara h2 and ara h6 are readily bio-accessible
- Intra- and inter-laboratory validation of an innovative huFcεRIα-RBL-2H3 degranulation assay for in vitro allergenicity assessment of whey hydrolysates
- Comparison of Six Commercial ELISA Kits for Their Specificity and Sensitivity in Detecting Different Major Peanut Allergens