In 2009 27 PhD students finished their theses within our institute, and 2 theses were externally prepared.

Schans van de V –
Wnt signaling and Cardiac hypertrophy
Promotores: Prof Dr J Smits, Dr M Blankesteijn
Maastricht University, January 22, 2009

Cosemans J –
Dynamic regulation of thrombus stability
Promotor: Prof Dr J Rosing
Co-promotor: Prof Dr J Heemskerk
Maastricht University, January 29, 2009

Maurissen L –
Characterization of anticoagulant funtions of protein S
Promotores: Prof Dr J Rosing, Prof Dr T Hackeng
Maastricht University, February 18, 2009

Joop K –
Endotoxin and microparticles as markers for inflammationand coagulation
Promotor: Prof Dr H ten Cate
Co-promotor: Leyte AP (OLV Gasthuis, Amsterdam)
Maastricht University, February 27, 2009

Borne van den S –
Myocardial infarct healing: Rupture and remodeling
Promotores: Prof Dr J Smits, Prof Dr M Daemen
Co-promotor: Dr M Blankesteijn
Maastricht University, April 17, 2009

Kloppenburg G –
Role of infections on intimal hyperplasia
Promotor: Prof Dr C Bruggeman
Co-promotor: Dr F Stassen
Maastricht University, April 24, 2009

Gelsomino S –
New insights in the Surgical Treatment of Chronic ischemicmitral regurgitation
Promotor: Prof Dr J Maessen
Co-promotores: Dr R Lorusso, Dr F van der Veen
Maastricht University, April 24, 2009

Kroon JW –
Mechanocontrol of cardiac growth and remodeling
Promotor: Prof Dr T Arts
Co-promotores: Dr T Delhaas, Dr P Bovendeerd (TU/e,Eindhoven)
Maastricht University, May 14, 2009

Plat A –
Genetics and cardiovascular risk in a primary care population
Studies from the Hippocrates project
Promotor: Prof Dr P de Leeuw
Co-promotor: Dr AA Kroon
Maastricht University, May 29, 2009

Dielis A -
The hypercoagulable state in patients. Determining (hyper)coagulability and the role of thrombin generation
Promotores: Prof Dr P de Leeuw, Prof Dr H ten Cate
Co-promotores: Dr K Hamulyák, Dr H Spronk
Maastricht University, June 3, 2009

Hermeling E –
Local pulse wave velocity determination: the arterialdistension waveform from foot to crest
Promotores: Prof Dr Hoeks A, Prof Dr RS Reneman
Co-promotor: Dr K Reesink
Maastricht University, June 10, 2009

Beuk R –
Experimental ischemia and reperfusion of the small bowel:focus on microvascular events
Promotores: Prof Dr G Tangelder G, Prof Dr E Heineman
Co-promotor: Dr M Oude Egbrink
Maastricht University, June 12, 2009

Loubele S –
Inhibition of ischemic organ damage with anti-coagulantagents
Promotor: Prof Dr H ten Cate
Co-promotor: Dr H Spronk
Maastricht University, June 18, 2009

Wolfs J –
Generation of procoagulant activity in blood cells
Promotores: Prof Dr J Rosing, Prof Dr R Zwaal
Co-promotor: Dr E Bevers
Maastricht University, September 10, 2009

Prinzen L –
Bimodal imaging of molecular targets associated withplaque vulnerability
Promotores: Prof Dr D W Slaaf, Prof Dr M van Zandvoort (RWTH, Aachen), Prof Dr C Reutelingsperger
Maastricht University, September 17, 2009

Lobbes M –
Non-invasive assessment of cardiovascular disease
Promotores: Prof Dr J van Engelshoven, Prof Dr M Daemen
Co-promotores: Dr E Kooi, Dr S Heeneman
Maastricht University, September 23, 2009

Mastrigt van G –
Outcome assessment and economic evaluation of shortstay intensive care for coronary artery bypass patients
Promotores: Prof Dr Maessen J, Prof Dr M Prins, Prof Dr J Severens
Maastricht University, September 25, 2009

Rossi A –
Common carotid artery morphology and dynamics estimatedwith automatic ultrasound segmentation
Promotor: Prof Dr A Hoeks
Co-promotor: Dr P Brands
Maastricht University, November 5, 2009

Biggelaar van den F –
New approaches to improve the evaluation of mammograms
Promotor: Prof Dr J van Engelshoven
Co-promotor: Dr K Flobbe
Maastricht University, November 6, 2009

Douma K –
Two-photon microscopic imaging of neo-vasculature inatherosclerotic plaques and tumors
Promotores: Dr D Slaaf, Prof Dr M Post, Prof Dr M van Zandvoort (RWTH, Aachen)
Maastricht University, November 11, 2009

Marchetti M –
The hypercoagulable state in patients with essential
Trombocythemia and Polycythemia Vera
Promotor: Prof Dr H ten Cate
Co-promotor: Dr A Falanga
Maastricht University, November 19, 2009

Staals J –
The role of haptoglobin phenotype and 24-hour bloodpressure characteristics in cerebral small vessel disease
Promotor: Prof Dr J Lodder
Co-promotor: Dr RJ van Oostenbrugge
Maastricht University, December 4, 2009

Speelman L –
Biomechanical analysis for abdominal aortic aneurysm riskstratification
Promotores: Prof Dr M Jacobs, Prof Dr FN van de Vosse (TU/e, Eindhoven)
Co-promotores: Dr Ir EMH Bosboom, Dr G Schurink
Maastricht University, December 10, 2009

Chi Yuen Simon Cheung –
Use of tacrolimus in Chinese renal transplant recipients
Promotor: Prof Dr J van Hooff
Co-promotor: Dr M Christiaans, Mr C Li
Maastricht University,December 10, 2009

Sauren L –
Cerebral microembolic signals in cardiac interventions
Promotores: Prof Dr J Maessen, Prof Dr W Mess
Co-promotor: Dr F van der Veen
Maastricht University, December 15, 2009

Tchaikovski S –
Hormone-induced changes in the coagulation system
Promotor: Prof Dr J Rosing
Co-promotor: Dr G Tans
Maastricht University, December 16, 2009

Tchaikovski V –
VEGFR-1 function and dysfunction in monocytes
Promotor: Prof Dr J Waltenberger
Maastricht University, December 16, 2009


PhD THESES EXTERNALLY PREPARED

El Azzouzi H –
Peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor (PPAR) regulationin cardiac metabolism and disease
Promotor: Prof Dr HC Clevers
Co-promotores: Dr L de Windt, Dr M van Bilsen
Utrecht University, January 13, 2009

Roijers R –
Element analysis with a proton microprobe of early atheroscleroticlesions
Promotor: Prof Dr G van der Vusse
Eindhoven Technical University, January 14, 2009   


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