Plattel and her team: ‘We won’t wait for funding – research and education just is necessary, full stop.’

B12 Institute Rotterdam General Director Ms Plattel:

‘A lot has been written on B12 and folate deficiency. Further studies are required to optimize B12 and folate deficiency diagnostics and treatment and map the “Black Holes” (so called by Prof. Ebba Nexø during the opening of the Homocysteine Conference in Aarhus, Denmark, 2017). 

That is why we will not wait for our research to be funded but we will initiate them in our free time. This was in fact one of the aims for my team and I to set up this center: apply diagnostics and treatment based on the most recent academic research results and conduct studies ourselves.

For that reason I have invested many years on establishing a solid network of international academic top researchers focusing on B12 and folate metabolism. Their knowledge is essential and of major importance for the diagnosis and treatment in our practice, enabling us to use up-to-date expertise and give our patients the best possible care.

Conversely, the practical expertise and experience gained at B12 Institute is essential for researchers all over the world. During the FASEB Conference (Folic Acifirst findings on women with B12 deficiency this resulted in a productive exchange of information. The research is still in progress.’

We are happy to share our findings during presentations in hospitals and HAPs.


Update: it is time for the next step!

Samenwerking B12 institute en Erasmus MC, Afd. Klinische Chemie gaat nieuwe fase in: directe en verregaande samenwerking in onderzoek