PhD theses

Within Sanquin around 60 PhD students are working on a thesis. In most cases Sanquin Researchers that hold a professorhip at one of the Dutch universities act as supervisor/promotor.

Most PhD students follow courses at those universities, as part of their research training. Sanquin researchers also contribute to these courses. Each year, 12 to 15 PhD theses are defended.

PhD student Date Thesis
Anna Daniel 5 February 2016 “In sickness and in health”. Regulation of junctional integrity in Inflamed and healthy endothelial cells
Mark van der Garde 9 February 2016 'Different strategies to improve the use of umbilical cord and cord blood for hematopoietic and other regenerative cell therapies’
Maarten van de Klundert 16 February 2016 On the molecular biology of the hepatitis B virus X protein
Katka Szilagyi 26 February 2016 Role of Inflammation in Development of Atherosclerosis
Esther van Wezel 28 April 2016 Minimal residual disease monitoring in neuroblastoma
Anne Wevers 17 May 2016 Blood, sweat and fears: understanding and influencing blood donor behaviour
Welling Oei 21 June 2016 Modelling the risk of emerging infections for blood transfusion
Reindert Emmens 5 July 2016 The inflammatory response in myocarditis and acute myocardial infarction
Roel Gazendam 28 September
Neutrophil microbial killing mechanisms. Lessons learned from primary immunodeficiencies
Tamara Stegmann 29 September
Immune responses to red blood cell antigens
Elena Kostova 5 October 2016 TRUE BLOOD. From storage to immune adherence clearance


External theses

Student Date  Thesis Promotor(es) University
Louis Jansen 15 January  2016 Virus-Host Interplay in Chronic Hepatitis B. Predicting Response to Immunomodulating Antiviral Therapy Promotores: Prof HL Zaaijer PhD and prof UHW Beuers PhD
Copromotores: HW Reesink PhD and NA Kootstra PhD
University of Amsterdam
Anniki de Niet 2 February 2016 New Treatment Strategies for Chronic Hepatitis B. Viral, Genetic and Immunological Factors Predicting Treatment Outcome Promotores: Prof HL Zaaijer PhD and prof UHW Beuers PhD
Copromotores: EMM van Leeuwen PhD and HW Reesink PhD
University of Amsterdam
Kirsten Hertoghs 10 February 2016 In search of a master regulator of cytotoxicity: Transcriptional control of cytolytic effector function in human lymphocytes Promotor: Prof RAW van Lier PhD
Copromotor: KPJM van Gisbergen PhD
University of Amsterdam
Kazem Nasserinejad 7 September 2016 Modeling Longitudinal Data of Blood Donors Promotor: Prof EMEH Lesaffre and prof WLAM. de Kort
Co-Promotor: JM van van Rosmalen PhD
Erasmus University Rotterdam