Dr Frauke Swieringa graduated from the bachelor study Molecular Life Sciences at Maastricht University, after which she specialised in Clinical Molecular Sciences. She carried out her graduate internship, focussing on the identification of blood platelet-reactive sites in collagen, at the Department of Biochemistry at Maastricht University and at the University of Cambridge (UK). After obtaining her (cum laude) diploma in 2010, she started her PhD research at CARIM at the Department of Biochemistry at Maastricht University. She conducted research in the field of platelets, thrombosis and haemostasis. After being awarded a Humboldt research Fellowship in 2016 she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences – ISAS in Dortmund, Germany, focussing on platelet proteomics in disease.
Since 2018, she is again working at Maastricht University. The current focus of her research is uncovering the complexity of platelet (dys)functions in thrombosis and haemostasis using microscopy-based platelet phenotyping and advanced platelet proteomics. She aims to develop a diagnostic and predictive platform for platelet-related disorders based on the combined characterisation of platelet function and proteomics.