Bioengineering Sciences Department
DBIT
30/08/2017 - 17:00

On August 30 2017 Jiri Keirsse obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bioengineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Functional role of tumour-associated dendritic cells and liver Kupffer cells during solid tumour progression and liver metastasis, respectively.
promotors: Prof. Dr. ir. Jo Van Ginderachter & Prof. Dr. Em. Patrick De Baetselier

21/06/2017 - 16:00

On June 21st 2017 Fanny Coppens obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Structural characterisation of the adhesins SabA from Helicobacter pylori and LpfD from Escherichia coli
Promotor: Prof. dr. Han Remaut

02/06/2017 - 17:00

On June 2nd 2017 Simon Van Kerrebroeck obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bioengineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Sourdough fermentation processes: meta-analysis, impact of pH evolution, and online real-time monitoring by selected ion flow tube-mass spectrometry
Promotor: Prof. Dr. ir. Luc De Vuyst

16/05/2017 - 14:45

On May 15th 2017 Daniele Raimondi obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bioengineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
The effect of genome variation on human proteins: understanding variants and improving their deleteriousness prediction through extensive contextualisation.
Joint PhD with Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Wim Vranken (VUB);  Prof. Dr. Tom Lenaerts (ULB) and Prof. Dr. Marianne Rooman (ULB)

25/01/2017 - 17:00

On January 25th 2017 David Laureys obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Bioengineering Sciences (VUB) and Doctor of Science: Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Univ. Gent)
with the following doctoral thesis: Microbial species diversity, community dynamics, substrate consumption, and metabolite production during water kefir fermentation
Promotors: Prof. Dr. ir. Luc De Vuyst & Prof. Dr. Peter Vandamme
Joint PhD with Universiteit Gent

24/01/2017 - 10:45

In the human body, so-called dendritic cells are responsible for activating our immune system. While researchers previously believed that tumors could repress these dendritic cells – blocking an adequate natural cancer defense mechanism – a new study has painted a more positive picture. A team led by prof. Jo Van Ginderachter (VIB-Vrije Universiteit Brussel) revealed that two immune response-stimulating dendritic cell types do exist within tumors. The scientists were able to isolate these cells and use them to “vaccinate” tumors, slowing tumor growth. This success could lead to innovative new cancer immunotherapies. The results of the study are published in the high-impact journal Nature Communications.

27/09/2016 - 15:00

On September 27th 2016 Ahmed Mohamed Mysara Abdelwahab obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bio-engineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
From Sequencing Reads to Microbial Diversity: Bioinformatic Algorithms for Processing Amplicon Sequencing Data
Joint PhD with KUL
Promotors: Prof. Dr. D. Charlier & Prof. Dr. J. Raes & Dr. P. Monsieurs

26/09/2016 - 17:00

On September 26th 2016 Alexandra Vandervelde obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bio-engineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Mechanisms of transcription regulation in prokaryotic toxin-antitoxin modules
Promotors: Prof. Dr. ir. R. Loris & Prof. Dr. J. Danckaert & Prof. Dr. H. De Greve

15/09/2016 - 17:00

On September 15th 2016 Amanda Sparkes obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bio-engineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Nanobodies as Tools to Monitor Myeloid Cells and Modulate Inflammatory Responses during Disease States
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Patrick De Baetselier, Prof. Dr. ir. Geert Raes & Dr. ir. Benoît Stijlemans

14/09/2016 - 11:15

On September 6th 2016 Raluca FLOREA obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bioengineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Targeting Plasmodium falciparum PfSUB-2 and VAR2CSA proteins to gain new insights in malaria-host interactions.
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Magez

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