Defenses 2015




PhD candidate W.H. Rombouts (Wolf)
Thesis title Composite Hydrogels of Bioinspired Protein Polymers: Mechanical and Structural Characterization
Date & time 18-12-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. J. van der Gucht

PhD candidate E. Paudel (Ekaraj)
Thesis title Water Retention in Mushroom during Sustainable Processing
Date & time 08-12-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. R.M. Boom, Dr. R.G.M. van der Sman

PhD candidate W.G.N. van Heugten (Willem)
Thesis title Shape and stability of liquid threads and jets: A link to droplet formation
Date & time 07-12-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. C.J.M. van Rijn

PhD candidate A.J. Martijn (Bram)
Thesis title Impact of the water matrix on the effect and the side effect of MP UV/H2O2 treatment for removal of organic micropollutants in drinking water production
Date & time 04-12-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. I.M.C.M. Rietjens, Dr. J.C. Kruithof, Dr. J.P. Malley

PhD candidate T.C. Comhair (Tine)
Thesis title Liver Steatosis: Underlying mechanisms and dietary interventions.
Date & time 03-12-2015, 14:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. W.H. Lamers, Prof. C.H.C. Dejong, Dr. E.S. Köhler

PhD candidate K.A.P. Kentgens-Wijnands (Nina)
Thesis title Arginine and the microcirculation; citrulline as supplement to enhance the NO-production during inflammation
Date & time 27-11-2015, 12:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. W.H. Lamers, Dr. M. Poeze

PhD candidate E.E.J.G. Aller (Erik)
Thesis title Obesity Treatment; evaluation of conservative Treatment strategies
Date & time 19-11-2015, 10:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. M.A. van Baak, Prof. H. Kuipers

PhD candidate R.C. Bröring (Renate)
Thesis title Dietary supplement use and colorectal tumors - From prevention to diagnosis
Date & time 18-11-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. E. Kampman, Dr. R.M. Winkels

PhD candidate P.C.J. Schmeits (Peter)
Thesis title Evaluation of in vitro immunotoxicity tests using transcriptomics
Date & time 13-11-2015, 16:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. H. van Loveren, Dr. A.A.C.M. Peijnenburg

PhD candidate J. Bouman (Jacob)
Thesis title Drying and hydration of proteins at high concentration
Date & time 13-11-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. E. van der Linden, Dr. R.J. de Vries, Dr. P. Venema

PhD candidate S.M. Rodrigues Camacho (Sara)
Thesis title Oral Coatings: A study on the formation, clearance and perception
Date & time 13-11-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. C. de Graaf, Dr. M.A. Stieger, Dr. F. van de Velde

PhD candidate S.N. Wulan (Siti)
Thesis title Energy metabolism in relation to diet and physical activity: a comparison between Asians and Caucasians
Date & time 12-11-2015, 16:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. K.R. Westerterp, Dr. G. Plasqui

PhD candidate J.T. Dwarkasing (Jvalini)
Thesis title Hypothalamic regulation of food intake during cancer
Date & time 11-11-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. R.F. Witkamp, Dr. K. van Norren, Dr. M.V. Boekschoten

PhD candidate de Boer (Alie)
Thesis title Interactions between nutrition and medicine in effect and law
Date & time 06-11-2015, 16:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. A. Bast, Prof. E.I.L. Vos

PhD candidate P.L.H.R. Janssens (Pilou)
Thesis title Thermogenic ingredients; energy expenditure and intestinal absorption
Date & time 06-11-2015, 12:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. M.S. Westerterp-Plantenga, Prof. P.H.M. Savelkoul, Dr. J. Penders

PhD candidate E.F. Bosma (Elleke)
Thesis title Isolation, characterization and engineering of Bacillus smithii - A novel thermophilic platform organism for green chemical production
Date & time 06-11-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. J. van der Oost, Prof. W.M. de Vos, Dr. R. van Kranenburg

PhD candidate M.Y. Kessels (Maurijn)
Thesis title Carboxypeptidase Z an extracellular protein in zebrafish development
Date & time 06-11-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. S.C. de Vries, Prof. J.L. van Leeuwen, Prof. S. Schulte-Merker, Dr. S. Kranenbarg

PhD candidate F.P.C. Sijtsma (Femke)
Thesis title Dietary patterns, biomarkers of atherosclerosis, cardiovascular and all-cause mortality
Date & time 05-11-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. D. Kromhout, Prof. D.R. Jacobs, Dr. S.S. Soedamah-Muthu

PhD candidate V.W.T. de Wild (Victoire)
Thesis title Children and vegetables: Strategies to increase children's liking and intake of vegetables
Date & time 30-10-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. C. de Graaf, Dr. G. Jager

PhD candidate U. Chinnaswamy Panchatcharam (Umesh)
Thesis title Ordering properties of oligomeric columnar discotic liquid crystals
Date & time 28-10-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Zuilhof, Dr. A.T.M. Marcelis

PhD candidate I. Mennella (Ilario)
Thesis title A technological and physiological integrated approach for appetite control. From identification of novel biomarkers to development of new functional ingredients
Date & time 28-10-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. V. Fogliano, Dr. P. Vitaglione

PhD candidate A.D. Troise (Antonio Dario)
Thesis title New tools in modulating Maillard reaction from model systems to food
Date & time 27-10-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. V. Fogliano, Dr. C.C. Berton-Carabin, Dr. P. Vitaglione

PhD candidate M.A.H. Hendriksen (Marieke)
Thesis title Public health impact of salt reduction
Date & time 26-10-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H.C. Boshuizen, Dr. J.M.A. van Raaij, Dr. J.M. Geleijnse

PhD candidate S.B. Sovran (Bruno)
Thesis title Mucus and gut barrier in health and disease
Date & time 23-10-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. J.M. Wells, Prof. P. de Vos, Dr. J. Dekker

PhD candidate Eurlings (Irene)
Thesis title Matrix remodeling in COPD; contribution of Epithelial plasticity
Date & time 22-10-2015, 12:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. E.F.M. Wouters, Dr. N.L. Reynaert, Dr. M.A. Dentener

PhD candidate M.S.M. Devezeaux de Lavergne (Marine)
Thesis title Bolus matters: Impact of food oral breakdown on dynamic texture perception
Date & time 22-10-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.A.J.S. van Boekel, Dr. M.A. Stieger, Dr. F. van de Velde

PhD candidate M. van Nielen (Monique)
Thesis title Dietary proteins and aspects of the metabolic syndrome. Evidence from observational studies and short-term interventions
Date & time 20-10-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. E.J.M. Feskens, Dr. M. Mensink

PhD candidate A. Mpofu (Augustine)
Thesis title Development of probiotic mutandabota, a locally sustainable functional food incorporating Lactobacillus rhamnosus yoba
Date & time 19-10-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.H. Zwietering, Prof. E.J. Smid, Dr. A.R. Linnemann

PhD candidate T.A.M. Rovers (Tijs)
Thesis title Microbubble stability and applications in food
Date & time 16-10-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. E. van der Linden, Dr. G. Sala, Dr. M.B.J. Meinders

PhD candidate M.G.M. van de Schans (Milou)
Thesis title Estogenecity and metabolism of prenylated flavonoids and isoflavonoids
Date & time 16-10-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Gruppen, Dr. J.P. Vincken, Dr. T.F.H. Bovee

PhD candidate S. Aisyah (Siti)
Thesis title Induction of prenylated isoflavonoids and stilbenoids in legumes
Date & time 13-10-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Gruppen, Dr. J.P. Vincken

PhD candidate F.L. Duval (Florine)
Thesis title New applications of the interaction between diols and boronic acids
Date & time 09-10-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Zuilhof, Dr. T.A. van Beek

PhD candidate J.W. van der Veen (Jochem)
Thesis title Towards an animal-free integrated testing strategy for the identification of skin sensitizing chemicals
Date & time 09-10-2015, 14:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. H. van Loveren, Dr. J. Ezendam

PhD candidate L. de Jaeger (Lenny)
Thesis title Strain Improvement of Oleaginous Microalgae
Date & time 09-10-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. G. Eggink, Prof. R.H. Wijffels, Dr. D.E. Martens

PhD candidate M.A. Islam (Mohammed Ariful)
Thesis title Improvement of risk assessment by integrating toxicological and epidemiological approaches: the case of isoflavones
Date & time 09-10-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. I.M.C.M. Rietjens, Prof. F.X.R. van Leeuwen, Prof. A.J. Murk

PhD candidate N.A.M. Pansters (Nicky)
Thesis title The role of GSK-3 in myogenesis and recovery of Atrophied muscle
Date & time 08-10-2015, 16:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. A.M.W.J. Schols, Dr. R.C.J. Langen

PhD candidate I.G.M. Slot (Ilse)
Thesis title Regulation of skeletal muscle oxidative phenotype by hypoxia – implications for COPD
Date & time 08-10-2015, 14:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. A.M.W.J. Schols, Dr. H.R. Gosker

PhD candidate J.A.Y. Nicolas (Jonathan)
Thesis title Innovative mode of action based in vitro assays for detection of marine neurotoxins
Date & time 07-10-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. I.M.C.M. Rietjens, Dr. P.J.M. Hendriksen, Dr. T.F.H. Bovee

PhD candidate T.M.A. Wijnhoven (Trudy)
Thesis title Overweight and obesity in primary-school children: A surveillance system for policy-making in Europe from 2007 onwards.
Date & time 06-10-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. P. van 't Veer, Dr. J.M.A. van Raaij

PhD candidate H.J.M. Monteillet (Helene)
Thesis title Complex coacervates and microgels for emulsions: Robust, Responsive, Reversible
Date & time 01-10-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. F.A.M. Leermakers, Dr. J.M. Kleijn, Dr. J.H.B. Sprakel

PhD candidate A.C. Cepeda López (Ana Carla)
Thesis title The double burden of malnutrition: Obesity Iron deficiency
Date & time 30-09-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.B. Zimmermann, Dr. A. Melse-Boonstra, Dr. I. Aeberli

PhD candidate E. van Hoek (Esther)
Thesis title Young children and obesity. Development and evaluation of family-oriented treatment
Date & time 18-09-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. E.J.M. Feskens, Dr. A.J. Janse, Dr. L.I. Bouwman

PhD candidate N. Ottman (Noora)
Thesis title Host immunostimulation and substrate utilization of the gut symbiont Akkermansia muciniphila
Date & time 16-09-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Smidt, Prof. W.M. de Vos, Dr. C. Belzer

PhD candidate T.T.H. Nguyen (Ha)
Thesis title Modelling the formation of heat-induced contaminants during thermal processing of food
Date & time 15-09-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.A.J.S. van Boekel, Dr. H.J. van der Fels

PhD candidate L. Zhang (Lina)
Thesis title Dynamics of the proteome in human and farm animal milk
Date & time 14-09-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. A.C.M. van Hooijdonk, Dr. K.A. Hettinga

PhD candidate A. Rietman (Annemarie)
Thesis title Effect of dietary protein on lipid and glucose metabolism: implications for metabolic health
Date & time 11-09-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. F.J. Kok, Prof. D. Tomé, Dr. M. Mensink

PhD candidate R.G.J. Visschers (Ruben)
Thesis title The treatment of enterocutaneous fistulas and their metabolic sequelae
Date & time 11-09-2015, 12:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. C.G.M.I. Baeten, Prof. P.B. Soeters, Dr. W.G. van Gemert, Dr. S.W.M. Olde Damink

PhD candidate A. Ngala (Sophia)
Thesis title Evaluation of dietary diversity scores to assess nutrient adequacy among rural Kenyan women
Date & time 09-09-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. F.J. Kok, Dr. I.D. Brouwer, Dr. A.M. Mwangi

PhD candidate Y.Koreissi (Yara)
Thesis title Fonio (Digitaria exilis) in West Africa: Towards improving nutrient quality
Date & time 08-09-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.B. Zimmermann, Dr. I.D. Brouwer, Dr. D. Moretti

PhD candidate S. Gutjar (Swetlana)
Thesis title Affective and cognitive drivers of food choice
Date & time 04-09-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. C. de Graaf, Dr. G. Jager

PhD candidate C. Ersch (Carsten)
Thesis title Protein mixtures: Interactions and gelation
Date & time 27-08-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. E. van der Linden, Dr. A.H. Martin, Dr. P. Venema

PhD candidate D.S. Dabadé (Déley Sylvain)
Thesis title Shrimp quality and safety management along the supply chain in Benin
Date & time 25-08-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.H. Zwietering, Prof. J. Hounhouigan, Dr. M.W. den Besten

PhD candidate V. Urbonaité (Vaida)
Thesis title Water holding of protein gels
Date & time 24-08-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. E. van der Linden, Dr. H.H.J. de Jongh, Dr. L.A.M. Pouvreau

PhD candidate A. Gupta (Abhishek)
Thesis title Correlating composition and functionality of soy protein hydrolysates used in animal cell cultures
Date & time 03-07-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Gruppen, Dr. P.A. Wierenga, Dr. J.W. Boots

PhD candidate van der Lans (Anouk)
Thesis title
Date & time 03-07-2015, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. W.D. van Marken Lichtenbelt, Prof. P. Schrauwen

PhD candidate C. Barends (Coraline)
Thesis title "Mum can I have Brussels sprouts again?" Development of vegetable preferences during the first 2 years of life
Date & time 30-06-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. C. de Graaf, Dr. J.H.M. de Vries, Dr. J. Mojet

PhD candidate Y. Shen (Yao)
Thesis title New analytical approaches for faster and greener phytochemical analyses
Date & time 22-06-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Zuilhof, Prof. B. Chen, Dr. T.A. van Beek

PhD candidate E. Jurak (Edita)
Thesis title How mushrooms feed on compost: Conversion of carbohydrates and lignin in industrial wheat straw based compost enabling the growth of Agaricus bisporus
Date & time 19-06-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Gruppen, Dr. M.A. Kabel

PhD candidate L. de Winter (Lenneke)
Thesis title Circadian rhythms in microalgae production
Date & time 19-06-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. R.H. Wijffels, Dr. D.E. Martens, Dr. M.J. Barbosa

PhD candidate S.M. van der Made (Sanne)
Thesis title Diet, postprandial metabolism and endothelial function: effects of lutein-enriched eggs and trans-resveratrol
Date & time 12-06-2015, 14:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. J. Plat, Prof. R.P. Mensink

PhD candidate P.Y. Nugrahedi (Probo Yulianto)
Thesis title Glucosinolates during preparation of Brassica vegetables in Indonesia
Date & time 11-06-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.A.J.S. van Boekel, Dr. M. Dekker, Dr. R. Verkerk, Prof. B. Widianarko

PhD candidate K.A. Bednarska (Karolina)
Thesis title Kinetic modelling of enzymatic starch hydrolysis
Date & time 09-06-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.A.J.S. van Boekel, Prof. R.M. Boom, Dr. A.E.M. Janssen

PhD candidate N. Jaikrishna (Nidhi)
Thesis title Effect of iodine supplementation in Indian pregnant women on maternal and newborn thyroid function and cognitive development
Date & time 09-06-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.B. Zimmermann, Dr. A. Melse-Boonstra, Dr. K. Srinivasan

PhD candidate I.C. Schrieks (Ilse)
Thesis title Influence of moderate alcohol consumption on emotional and physical well-being
Date & time 08-06-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. R.F. Witkamp, Dr. H.F.J. Hendriks

PhD candidate B.J. Jomaa (Barae)
Thesis title Thyroid in a jar: Towards an integrated in vitro testing strategy for thyroid-active compounds
Date & time 05-06-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. I.M.C.M. Rietjens, Dr. A.A.C.M. Peijnenburg, Dr. J.M.M.J.G. Aarts

PhD candidate Reisinger (Kostan)
Thesis title Intestinal cell damage, inflammation and wound healing in major gastrointestinal surgery
Date & time 05-06-2015, 14:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. M.F. von Meyenfeldt, Prof. L.W.E. van Heurn, Dr. M. Poeze

PhD candidate D.C. Swarts (Daan)
Thesis title Evolution, role and mechanism of prokaryotic Argonaute proteins
Date & time 02-06-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. J. van der Oost, Dr. S.J.J. Brouns

PhD candidate R. Heshof (Ruud)
Thesis title Lipoxygenase; a game-changing enzyme
Date & time 01-06-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. W.M. de Vos, Prof. V.A.P. Martins dos Santos, Dr. L.H. de Graaff

PhD candidate P.M.P. Peeters (Paul)
Thesis title Mineral dust induced pneumoconiosis: a pivotal role for the inflammasome
Date & time 29-05-2015, 10:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. E.F.M. Wouters, Prof. B.T. Mossman, Dr. N.L. Reynaert

PhD candidate Y.W. Sari (Yessie Widya)
Thesis title Biomass and its potential for protein and amino acids; valorizing agricultural by-products
Date & time 27-05-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. J.P.M. Sanders, Dr. M.E. Bruins

PhD candidate C.D. Munialo (Claire)
Thesis title Energy storage and dissipation in deformed protein-based networks on seconds time scale is controlled by submicron length scales
Date & time 22-05-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. E. van der Linden, Dr. H.H.J. de Jongh

PhD candidate I. Sarvan (Irmela)
Thesis title Models of the fate of glucosinolates in Brassicaceae from processing to digestion
Date & time 22-05-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.A.J.S. van Boekel, Dr. M. Dekker, Dr. R. Verkerk

PhD candidate X. Zheng (Xiaowei)
Thesis title Daqu - A traditional fermentation starter in China: microbial ecology and functionality
Date & time 21-05-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.H. Zwietering, Prof. E.J. Smid, Dr. M.J.R. Nout

PhD candidate T. van Sloten (Thomas)
Thesis title Vascular dysfunction: at the heart of cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms
Date & time 20-05-2015, 14:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. C.D.A. Stehouwer, Dr. R.M.A. Henry, Dr. M.T. Schram

PhD candidate E.F. Hoek-van den Hil (Elise)
Thesis title Unraveling mechanisms of dietary flavonoid-mediated health effects: effects on lipid metabolism and genotoxicity
Date & time 13-05-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. I.M.C.M. Rietjens, Prof. J. Keijer, Dr. P.C.H. Hollman, Dr. E.M. van Schothorst

PhD candidate M.H.A. Michels (Michiel)
Thesis title Micoralgae for aquaculture
Date & time 13-05-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. R.H. Wijffels, Dr. M. Vermuë

PhD candidate R. Kiwamoto (Reiko)
Thesis title Physiologically based in silico modelling to examine DNA adduct formation by different food-borne a,ß-unsaturated aldehydes at realistic low dietary exposure levels
Date & time 13-05-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. I.M.C.M. Rietjens, Dr. A. Punt

PhD candidate S.K. Dhayal (Surender)
Thesis title Mesoscale structure and techno-functional properties of enzymatically cross-linked α-Lactalbumin nanoparticles
Date & time 11-05-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Gruppen, Dr. P.A. Wierenga, Dr. R.J. de Vries

PhD candidate C.A. van Loo-Bouwman (Carolien)
Thesis title Vitamin A equivalency of beta-carotene in humans
Date & time 11-05-2015, 14:30 hrs, Nijmegen
Supervisors Prof. J.P.H. Drenth, Prof. G. Schaafsma, Dr. A.H.J. Naber

PhD candidate J.A.M. Berghout (Jacqueline)
Thesis title Functionality-driven fractionation of lupin seeds
Date & time 08-05-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. R.M. Boom, Dr. A.J. van der Goot

PhD candidate K. Lange (Katja)
Thesis title Molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of dietary fiber in the large intestine
Date & time 24-04-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M. Müller, Dr. G.J.E.J. Hooiveld

PhD candidate G.F. Honfo (Gbènato Fernande)
Thesis title Quality of traditionally processed shea (Vitellaria paradoxa) kernels and shea butter
Date & time 20-04-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.A.J.S. van Boekel, Dr. A.R. Linnemann, Prof. M.M. Soumanou

PhD candidate K. Kirezieva (Klementina)
Thesis title Impact of context on food safety management systems in fresh produce chains
Date & time 17-04-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.A.J.S. van Boekel, Dr. P.A. Luning

PhD candidate S.G.J.A. Camps (Stefan)
Thesis title How humans economize; energy restriction and end energy expenditure
Date & time 16-04-2015, 10:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. K.R. Westerterp, Prof. E.C.M. Mariman

PhD candidate S. Sankaranarayanan (Selvakumari)
Thesis title Tissue Distribution and Function of Arginase I: an experimental study
Date & time 16-04-2015, 14:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. W.H. Lamers, Dr. E.S. Köhler

PhD candidate K.J.A. Lemmens (Kristien)
Thesis title Protective and adaptive responses by antioxidant flavonoids
Date & time 15-04-2015, 12:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. A. Bast, Prof. W.J.F. van der Vijgh, Dr. G.R.M.M. Haenen

PhD candidate M.H.F. Schreinemacher (Marc)
Thesis title Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair; intraperitoneal Mesh and Adhesions
Date & time 10-04-2015, 14:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. N.D. Bouvy, Dr. S.O. Breukink, Dr. J.W.M. Greve

PhD candidate A. Marasabessy (Ahmad)
Thesis title Valorization of Jatropha fruit biomass for energy applications
Date & time 02-04-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. J.P.M. Sanders, Dr. R.A. Weusthuis, Dr. M.A. Moeis

PhD candidate W. Mwanri (Akwilina)
Thesis title Gestational diabetes mellitus in Tanzania - public health perspectives
Date & time 16-03-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. E.J.M. Feskens, Prof. J. Kinabo, Dr. K. Ramaiya

PhD candidate L.H. Beun (Lennart)
Thesis title Molecular Design, Self-Assembly, and Material Properties of Silk-Like Protein Polymers
Date & time 13-03-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.A. Cohen Stuart, Dr. R.J. de Vries

PhD candidate W.N. Gichohi-Wainaina (Wanjiku)
Thesis title Unravelling the genetics of iron status in African populations. Candidate gene association studies
Date & time 11-03-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.B. Zimmermann, Prof. E.J.M. Feskens, Dr. A. Melse-Boonstra, Dr. G.W. Towers

PhD candidate P.J.M. Pelgrom (Pascalle)
Thesis title Dry fractionation for sustainable production of plant protein concentrates
Date & time 06-03-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. R.M. Boom, Dr. M.A.I. Schutyser

PhD candidate G. Breuer (Guido)
Thesis title The dynamics of oil accumulation in Scenedesmus obliquus
Date & time 06-03-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. R.H. Wijffels, Dr. P.P. Lamers, Dr. D.E. Martens

PhD candidate B. de Koning (Bart)
Thesis title Bridging Domains. A comparison between Information Processing in Archaea and Eukarya
Date & time 23-02-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. J. van der Oost, Dr. S.J.J. Brouns

PhD candidate N. Jankovic (Nicole)
Thesis title Healthy aging through a healthful diet. Never too old to eat healthy?!
Date & time 13-02-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. E. Kampman, Prof. C.P.G.M. de Groot, Prof. E.J.M. Feskens, Dr. A. Geelen

PhD candidate L.Y. Yi (Liya)
Thesis title A study on the potential of insect protein and lipid as a food source.
Date & time 09-02-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.A.J.S. van Boekel, Prof. A. van Huis, Dr. C.M.M. Lakemond

PhD candidate A.G.M. Leijdekkers (Martijn)
Thesis title Characterization of sugar beet pulp derived oligosaccharides.
Date & time 23-01-2015, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Gruppen, Dr. H.A. Schols

PhD candidate K.F.M. Teunissen-Beekman (Karianna)
Thesis title Dietary proteins and blood pressure regulation.
Date & time 23-01-2015, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. M.A. van Baak, Prof. P.W. de Leeuw

PhD candidate F. Hugenholtz (Floor)
Thesis title Mouse gut microbiomics of short chain fatty acid metabolism and mucosal responses.
Date & time 23-01-2015, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Smidt, Prof. M. Kleerebezem

PhD candidate J. Gerritsen (Coline)
Thesis title The genus Romboutsia: Genomic and functional characterization of novel bacteria dedicated to life in the intestinal tract.
Date & time 23-01-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Smidt, Prof. W.M. de Vos, Dr. G.T. Rijkers

PhD candidate A.P. Walczak (Agata)
Thesis title Development of an integrated in vitro model for the prediction of oral bioavailability of nanoparticles.
Date & time 05-01-2015, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. I.M.C.M. Rietjens, Dr. H.J. Bouwmeester, Dr. P.J.M. Hendriksen