Defenses 2016

past PhD defenses - 2016


PhD candidate M.W. van den Dungen (Myrthe)
Thesis title Persistent organic pollutants. Aberrant DNA methylation underlying potential health effects
Date & time 08-07-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. A.J. Murk, Prof. E. Kampman, Dr. W.T. Steegenga, Dr. D.E.G. Kok

PhD candidate W.F. Duvivier (Wilco)
Thesis title Improved forensic hair evidence for drugs of abuse by mass spectrometry
Date & time 05-07-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.W.F. Nielen, Dr. T.A. van Beek

PhD candidate J.I. Dower (James)
Thesis title Dietary epicatechin and quercetin in cardiovascular health and disease
Date & time 27-06-2016, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. D. Kromhout, Prof. J.M. Geleijnse, Dr. P.C.H. Hollman

PhD candidate A.A.M. Poelman (Astrid)
Thesis title Understanding and changing children's sensory acceptance for vegetables
Date & time 27-06-2016, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. C. de Graaf, Dr. C.M. Delahunty

PhD candidate C. Rösch (Christiane)
Thesis title In vitro fermentation and immunomodulating characteristics of dietary fibres
Date & time 16-06-2016, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Gruppen, Prof. H.A. Schols, Dr. K. Venema

PhD candidate J.P. Ouwerkerk (Janneke)
Thesis title Akkermansia species. Phylogeny, physiology and comparative genomis
Date & time 15-06-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. W.M. de Vos, Dr. C. Belzer

PhD candidate D.W. de Kort (Daan)
Thesis title Nanoparticle diffusometry in hydrogels
Date & time 14-06-2016, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. J.P.M. van Duynhoven, Dr. H. van As

PhD candidate S.M.A.J. Tielemans (Susanne)
Thesis title Dietary protein, blood pressure and mortality: The value of repeated measurements
Date & time 14-06-2016, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. J.M. Geleijnse, Prof. D. Kromhout, Prof. H.C. Boshuizen

PhD candidate L.H.G. van Donkelaar (Laura)
Thesis title Brewing with fractionated barley
Date & time 10-06-2016, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. R.M. Boom, Prof. dr. A.J. van der Goot

PhD candidate G. Valenti (Giulio)
Thesis title
Date & time 10-06-2016, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. K.R. Westerterp, Dr. A.G. Bonomi

PhD candidate S.K. Spaans (Sebastiaan)
Thesis title Thermociccus kodakarensis: the key to affordable biohydrogen production
Date & time 09-06-2016, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. J. van der Oost, Dr. S.W.M. Kengen

PhD candidate D. Aryani (Diah Chandra)
Thesis title Impact of microbial variability on food safety and quality
Date & time 06-06-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.H. Zwietering, Dr. M.W. den Besten

PhD candidate J.W. Verloop (Annewieke)
Thesis title Oligomerization and hydroxylation of green tea catechins by oxidative enzymes
Date & time 03-06-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Gruppen, Dr. J.P. Vincken

PhD candidate S. Şahin (Sami)
Thesis title Upscaling Microstructured Emulsification Devices
Date & time 30-05-2016, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. C.G.P.H. Schroën

PhD candidate K.I. Metselaar (Karin)
Thesis title Quantitative and ecological aspects of Listeria monocytogenes population heterogeneity
Date & time 25-05-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.H. Zwietering, Prof. T. Abee, Dr. M.W. den Besten

PhD candidate D.A. Tzompa-Sosa (Daylan Amelia)
Thesis title Milk fat triacylglycerols: Their variability, relations with fatty acids, DGAT, ß polymorphs and melting fractions
Date & time 20-05-2016, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. A.C.M. van Hooijdonk, Ir. H.J.F. van Valenberg, Dr. G.A. van Aken

PhD candidate K. Beekmann (Karsten)
Thesis title The influence of phase II conjugation on the biological activity of flavonoids
Date & time 18-05-2016, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. I.M.C.M. Rietjens, Prof. P.J. van Bladeren, Dr. L. Actis-Goretta

PhD candidate P. Kujinga (Prosper)
Thesis title Effectiveness of zinc fortified drinking water on zinc intake, status and morbidity of rural Kenyan pre-school children
Date & time 17-05-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.B. Zimmermann, Dr. I.D. Brouwer, Dr. D. Moretti

PhD candidate H.E. Buist (Harrie)
Thesis title Dermal absorption and toxicological risk assessment: Pitfalls and promises
Date & time 13-05-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. I.M.C.M. Rietjens, Prof. R.A. Woutersen, Dr. J.J.M. van de Sandt

PhD candidate I.M. Storm (Ingeborg)
Thesis title Co-assembled DNA-protein polymer bottlebrushes Main-chain stiffening & liquid crystallinity
Date & time 13-05-2016, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.A. Cohen Stuart, Prof. F.A.M. Leermakers, Dr. R.J. de Vries

PhD candidate L. Tian (Lingmin)
Thesis title Influence of pectin supplementation on feed fermentation characteristics in rats and pigs
Date & time 11-05-2016, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Gruppen, Prof. H.A. Schols

PhD candidate C. Zhang (Chen)
Thesis title Biorefinery of leafy biomass using green tea residue as a model material
Date & time 09-05-2016, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. J.P.M. Sanders, Dr. M.E. Bruins

PhD candidate S. Tims (Sebastian)
Thesis title Mining microbiota signatures in human intestinal tract metagenomes
Date & time 02-05-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M. Kleerebezem, Prof. W.M. de Vos, Dr. E.G. Zoetendal

PhD candidate M. Strikwold (Marije)
Thesis title Replacing animal experiments in developmental toxicity testing of phenols by combining in vitro assays with physiologically based kinetic (PBK) modeling
Date & time 29-04-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. I.M.C.M. Rietjens, Prof. R.A. Woutersen, Dr. A. Punt

PhD candidate N. van der Wielen (Nikkie)
Thesis title Intestinal nutrient sensing: a gut feeling for food
Date & time 29-04-2016, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. R.F. Witkamp, Dr. J. Meijerink, Dr. H.F.J. Hendriks

PhD candidate E.H. Cingil (Hande)
Thesis title Nanoscale force sensors to study supramolecular systems
Date & time 26-04-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.A. Cohen Stuart, Dr. J.H.B. Sprakel

PhD candidate A.J. Bukman (Sandra)
Thesis title Targeting persons with low socioeconomic status of different ethnic origins with lifestyle interventions: opportunities and effectiveness
Date & time 26-04-2016, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. E.J.M. Feskens, Dr. R.J. Renes

PhD candidate C.F.M. Marsaux (Cyril)
Thesis title Changing lifestyle behaviors with personalized feedback delivered via the Internet. Focus on physical activity and body weight.
Date & time 20-04-2016, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. W.H.M. Saris, Prof. J.C. Mathers

PhD candidate K. Liu (Kun)
Thesis title Lubrication and perception of foods. Tribological, rheological and sensory properties of particle-filled food systems.
Date & time 15-04-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. E. van der Linden, Dr. M.A. Stieger, Dr. F. van de Velde

PhD candidate Widyarani
Thesis title Biorefinery of Proteins from rubber plantation residues
Date & time 13-04-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. J.P.M. Sanders, Dr. M.E. Bruins, Dr. E. Ratnaningsih

PhD candidate H. Li (Hequn)
Thesis title Alternative testing strategies for predicting developmental toxicity of antifungal compounds
Date & time 08-04-2016, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. I.M.C.M. Rietjens, Prof. B. van Ravenzwaay, Dr. J. Louisse

PhD candidate M.E. Oikonomou (Maria)
Thesis title Supramolecular Nanoparticle Interactions for Biomolecule Detection
Date & time 04-04-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. A.H. Velders

PhD candidate P. Murciano Martínez (Patricia)
Thesis title Alkaline pretreatments of lignin-rich by-products and their implications for enzymatic degradation
Date & time 01-04-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Gruppen, Dr. M.A. Kabel

PhD candidate S.A. van den Berg (Bas)
Thesis title Organocatalysis in continuous flow
Date & time 01-04-2016, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Zuilhof, Dr. T. Wennekes

PhD candidate I. Lee (I-Chiao)
Thesis title Host-interaction effector molecules of Lactobacillus plantarum WCFS1
Date & time 31-03-2016, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M. Kleerebezem, Dr. P.A. Bron

PhD candidate E.C. van der Pol (Edwin)
Thesis title Development of a lactic acid production process using lignocellulosic biomass as feedstock
Date & time 18-03-2016, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. G. Eggink, Dr. R.A. Weusthuis

PhD candidate J. Wang (Jue)
Thesis title Electrostatic separation for functional food ingredient production
Date & time 16-03-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. R.M. Boom, Dr. M.A.I. Schutyser

PhD candidate W. He (Vivian)
Thesis title Beyond liking: emotional and physiological responses to food stimuli
Date & time 15-03-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. C. de Graaf, Dr. R.A. de Wijk, Dr. S. Boesveldt

PhD candidate K.N. van Koerten (Kevin)
Thesis title Deep frying: from mechanisms to product quality
Date & time 14-03-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. R.M. Boom, Dr. M.A.I. Schutyser

PhD candidate M.C.E. Battjes-Fries (Marieke)
Thesis title Effectiveness of nutrition education in Dutch primary schools
Date & time 11-03-2016, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. P. van 't Veer, Prof. C. de Graaf, Dr. A. Haveman-Nies

PhD candidate G. Benvenuti (Giulia)
Thesis title Batch and repeated-batch oil production by microalgae
Date & time 04-03-2016, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. R.H. Wijffels, Dr. R. Bosma, Dr. M.J. Barbosa

PhD candidate G. Duijzer (Geerke)
Thesis title Type 2 diabetes prevention from research to practice: the SLIMMER lifestyle intervention
Date & time 19-02-2016, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. E.J.M. Feskens, Prof. G.J. Hiddink, Dr. A. Haveman-Nies

PhD candidate Huang (Jie-Hong)
Thesis title Targeted and non-targeted effects of cell wall polysaccharides from transgenetically modified potato tubers
Date & time 16-02-2016, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Gruppen, Prof. H.A. Schols

PhD candidate K.S. Vuoristo (Kiira)
Thesis title Metabolic engineering of Escherichia coli for itaconate production
Date & time 12-02-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. G. Eggink, Prof. J.P.M. Sanders, Dr. R.A. Weusthuis

PhD candidate D. Ripken (Dina)
Thesis title Small intestinal targets involved in food intake regulation. 'From nutrient to satiety signal'
Date & time 05-02-2016, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. R.F. Witkamp, Dr. H.F.J. Hendriks

PhD candidate E. Difilippo (Elisabetta)
Thesis title Structure and fermentation of natural and manufactured lactose-based oligosaccharides
Date & time 05-02-2016, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Gruppen, Prof. H.A. Schols

PhD candidate L.E. Trijsburg (Laura)
Thesis title Measurement errors in dietary assessment using duplicate portions as reference method
Date & time 01-02-2016, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. P. van 't Veer, Dr. A. Geelen, Dr. J.H.M. de Vries

PhD candidate S.M.A. Walenbergh (Sofie)
Thesis title Storage solutions; novel ways for the detection and inhibition of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
Date & time 29-01-2016, 14:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. A.A.M. Masclee, Dr. R. Shiri-Sverdlov

PhD candidate T.N. Perkins (Timothy)
Thesis title Mining towards the surface; adaptation at the face of the epithelium in silicosis
Date & time 27-01-2016, 10:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. E.F.M. Wouters, Dr. B.T. Mossman, Dr. N.L. Reynaert

PhD candidate A. Debrassi (Aline)
Thesis title Biofunctionalized Nanoporous Aluminum Oxide Culture Chips. For Capture and Growth of Bacteria
Date & time 25-01-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Zuilhof, Prof. W.M. de Vos, Dr. T. Wennekes

PhD candidate C.C. de Theije (Chiel)
Thesis title Hypoxia-induced muscle atrophy: regulation of muscle protein turnover.
Date & time 22-01-2016, 14:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. A.M.W.J. Schols, Dr. E.S. Köhler, Dr. R.C.J. Langen

PhD candidate F.J. Lech (Frederik)
Thesis title Foam properties of proteins, low molecular weight surfactants and their complexes
Date & time 22-01-2016, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H. Gruppen, Dr. P.A. Wierenga, Dr. M.B.J. Meinders

PhD candidate L. Rieswijk (Linda)
Thesis title MicroRNAs and epigenetics in chemical carcinogenesis.
Date & time 20-01-2016, 12:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. J.C.S. Kleinjans, Dr. E. van Breda

PhD candidate M.K. Wlodarczyk-Biegun (Gosia)
Thesis title Silky gels for cells. Self-assembling protein-based polymers for use in tissue engineering
Date & time 18-01-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.A. Cohen Stuart, Dr. M.M.G. Kamperman

PhD candidate Most (Jasper)
Thesis title Dietary polyphenols: modulators of energy and substrate metabolism in obese humans.
Date & time 15-01-2016, 10:00 hrs, Maastricht
Supervisors Prof. E.E. Blaak, Dr. G.H. Goossens

PhD candidate G.O. Agogo (George)
Thesis title Statistical modelling for exposure measurement error, with application to epidemiological data
Date & time 14-01-2016, 11:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. H.C. Boshuizen, Prof. F.A. van Eeuwijk, Dr. H. van der Voet

PhD candidate J. Yang (Juan)
Thesis title Mussel-inspired chemistry and its applications
Date & time 12-01-2016, 16:00 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M.A. Cohen Stuart, Dr. M.M.G. Kamperman

PhD candidate C.D. Ceapa (Corina)
Thesis title Phenotypic and genetic diversity of the species Lactobacillus rhamnosus
Date & time 12-01-2016, 13:30 hrs, Wageningen
Supervisors Prof. M. Kleerebezem, Prof. J. Knol, Dr. J. Lambert