Dr. Suthesh Sivapalaratnam studied Medicine at the University of Amsterdam. Hereafter he ventured into a combined PhD fellowship between the University of Cambridge (supervisor: Prof. W. H. Ouwehand) and the University of Amsterdam (Supervisor: Prof. M. Levi). In 2012 he successfully defended his thesis “The Molecular Basis of Early onset Cardiovascular Disease”. He subsequently did core medical training at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. During this period he completed a Post-doc at the Center for Human Genetic Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Boston and the Broad in Cambridge. In 2015 he rejoined the Ouwehand Group, where he still works as a Post Doctoral fellow in Rare Bleeding and Platelet Disorders. Since February 2016 he combines this with Specialist Registrar training in Haematology at the Barts Rotation in London as an Academic Clinical Fellow. In 2016 he was one of the recipients of the TRTH EHA ASH Fellows. Next to work he has a passion for good food and aspires to one day do a (mini) triathlon.