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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)

20/04/2017 - 17:00

On April 20 2017 Doris Vandeputte obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bioengineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Covariate identification in the human gut microbiome.
Joint PhD with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Jeroen Raes

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

24/08/2016 - 16:30

On August 24th 2016 Florence Kauffmann obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bioengineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Exploring the immunopathology during Leishmania donovani and Leishmania major infections.
Promotors: Prof. Dr. Stefan Magez & Prof. Dr. Carl De Trez

19/08/2016 - 17:00

On August 19th 2016 Henning Harth obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Bio-engineering Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
Microbial species diversity, community dynamics and metabolite formation kinetics of spontaneous barley, teff, and oat sourdough productions
Promotor: Prof. Dr. ir. Luc De Vuyst

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