Interview Minka Zivkovic


Born: in 1997, Ede, The Netherlands

Lives in Utrecht

Studied: Biomedical Sciences at the University of Utrecht

First job: Cashier at Albert Heijn

Sports: Gymnastics, in student days rowed at a student association

Book: The subtle art of not giving a f*ck (Mark Manson)

Film: The Notebook

Music: Hiphop and Techno

Instrument: I used to play the guitar

Favorite Quote: Do it together, but think for yourself (Loesje)

Essential: Family, friends, (and secretly also my phone…)

What is your goal and what have you achieved in 4 years?

In 4 years’ time I hope to have written a nice thesis, in which I have contributed to improved diagnostics.

What disease do you work on?

Delta-Storage Pool Disease

How will your research improve the lives of these patients?

With my research we hope to improve the diagnosis of platelet function disorders, so that patients can be diagnosed better and earlier.

Who is your great inspiration?

My mother, who had also started a career in scientific research herself, but unfortunately had to end it prematurely due to the Balkan war.