In 2010 26 PhD students finished their theses within our institute, and 7 theses were externally prepared.

Oostendorp M –
Quantitative contrast-enhanced MRI of the microvasculature
Promotor: Prof Dr M Post
Co-promotor: Dr W Backes
Maastricht University, January 15, 2010 CUM LAUDE

Miserus R-J –
Molecular imaging of atherosclerosis and thrombus formation
Promotor: Prof Dr M Daemen, Prof Dr JMA van Engelshoven, Dr E Kooi, Dr S Heeneman
Maastricht University, January 22, 2010

Lievens D –
Cell-type specific CD40-CD40L interactions atherosclerosis
Promotor: Prof Dr M Daemen, Prof Dr E Biessen
Co-promotor: Dr E Lutgens
Maastricht University, January 28, 2010

Schols S –
Thrombin generation and fibrin formation in dilutional coagulopathy: towards improved peri-operative transfusion protocols
Promotor: Prof Dr H ten Cate
Co-promotor: Dr J Heemskerk, Dr L van Pampus
Maastricht University, February 19, 2010

Bai L –
Immunosuppressive and anti-proteolytic therapy in vascular diseases
Promotor: Prof Dr M Daemen, Prof Dr E Biessen, Dr S Heeneman
Maastricht University, March 10, 2010

Scheffers I –
Carotid baroreflex activation; a novel method to treat resistant hypertension
Promotor: Prof Dr P de Leeuw, Dr A Kroon, Dr J Tordoir
Maastricht University, March 12, 2010

Afrasiabi A –
Molecular Genetic Analysis of Patients with Rare Bleeding; disorders in South Iran
Promotor: Prof Dr C Hemker, Prof Dr P Manucci (Milan), Dr F Peyvandi (Milan)
Maastricht University, March 17, 2010

Swinnen M –
Matricellular Proteins: crucial regulators of cardiac remodeling
Promotor: Prof Dr Y Pinto, Prof Dr P Carmeliet, Dr S Heymans
Maastricht University, March 31, 2010

Straten van B –
Outcome following ten years coronary artery bypass surgery; risk factors for early and late mortality and morbidity
Promotor: Prof Dr J Maessen, Prof Dr A van Zundert (Gent), Prof Dr O Penn
Maastricht University, April 8, 2010

Laeremans H –
Discovery of ligands for Frizzled and their promises for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease
Promotor: Prof Dr J Smits, Dr H Ottenheijm, Dr M Blankesteijn
Maastricht University, May 19, 2010

Jager de J –
The effects of metformin on metabolism and Cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes
Promotor: Prof Dr C Stehouwer
Co-promotor: Dr A Kooy
Maastricht University, May 27, 2010

Hoek van F –
Hemodialysis Access-Induced Distal Ischemia (HAIDI); diagnosis and surgical management
Promotor: Prof Dr P Kitslaar
Co-promotor:  Dr M Scheltinga, Dr J Tordoir
Maastricht University, May 28, 2010

Di Castelnuovo A –
The protective effecte of Moderate Alcohol Consumption against Cardiovascular disease and total Mortality: Epidemiological evidence
Promotor: Prof Dr C Hemker, Prof Dr G de Gaetano (Italy), Dr M Donati (Campobasso Italy)Maastricht University, June 2, 2010

Di Giuseppe R –
A nutritional approach to prevent cardiovascular disease: from single foods to complex dietary pattern
Promotor: Prof Dr C Hemker, Prof Dr G de Gaetano (Italy)
Co-promotor:  Dr L Iacoviello (Campobasso, Italy)
Maastricht University, June 2, 2010

Napoleone E –
Modulation of tissue factor expression in vascular cells
Promotor: Prof Dr C Hemker, Prof Dr G de Gaetano (Italy)
Co-promotor: Dr R Lorenzet (Campobasso, Italy)
Maastricht University, June 2, 2010

Greiser M –
Remodeling of intracellular calcium handling in fibrillating atria
Promotor: Prof Dr M Allessie
Co-promotor: Dr U Schotten
Maastricht University, June 3, 2010

Wijnen E –
Online flow measurement in hemodialysis vascular access
Promotor: Prof Dr K Leunissen
Co-promotor: Dr F van der Sande, Dr J Tordoir
Maastricht University, June 3, 2010

Simons A –
To drain or not to drain; quantification of drainable intravascular venous volume during extracorporeal life support
Promotor: Prof Dr J Maessen
Co-promotor: Dr Ir K Reesink, Dr P Weerwind
Maastricht University, June 23, 2010

Lumens J –
Patient-Specific Cardiovascular Modeling in Pulmonary Hypertension. Assessment of Hemodynamic and Mechanical Ventricular Interaction
Promotor: Prof Dr T Arts, Dr T Delhaas
Maastricht University, July 2, 2010

Kornmann L –
Molecular imaging of large arteries by ultrasound - Potentials and pitfalls
Promotor: Prof Dr A Hoeks, Prof Dr R Reneman
Co-promotor: Dr K Reesink
Maastricht University, September 8, 2010

Leeuwen van  M –
OxLDL-specific antibodies and neutrophils; their relevance in mouse atherosclerosis
Promotor: Prof Dr J Cohen Tervaert, Prof Dr P Heeringa (RUG), Dr A Duijvestijn, Dr M de Winther
Maastricht University, October 29, 2010

Brands J –
Agonist-induced modulation of glycocalyx barrier properties in the microcirculation
Promotor: Prof Dr H Vink (UvA), Prof Dr J Spaan (UvA), Dr J van Teefelen
Maastricht University, October 29, 2010

Rademakers L –
Resynchronization of the ischemic asynchronous heart
Promotor: Prof Dr J Maessen, Prof Dr F Prinzen
Maastricht University, November 19, 2010

Merry A –
Coronary heart disease in the Netherlands: Incidence etiology and risk prediction
Promotor: Prof Dr Ir P van der Brandt, Prof Dr A GorgelsCo-promotor: Dr LJ Schouten, Dr Ir JMA Boer
Maastricht University, December 10, 2010

Gerretsen S –
MR Imaging of coronary atherosclerosis
Promotor: Prof Dr J Engelshoven, Dr T Leiner, Dr E Kooi
Maastricht University, December 10, 2010

Kwee R –
Imaging of carotid atherosclerosis
Promotor: Prof Dr J Wildberger, Prof Dr W Mess
Co-promotor: Dr E Kooi, Dr RJ van Oostenbrugge
Maastricht University, December 13, 2010 CUM LAUDE


PHD THESES EXTERNALLY PREPARED

Bakker W –
Vascular Insulin Resistance Through Fat. Intracellular Signaling, Genetic Interferences and Hemodynamics
Promotor: Prof Dr V van Hinsbergh, Prof Dr C Stehouwer
Co-promotor: Dr P Sipkema, Dr E Eringa
VU University Amsterdam, May 20, 2010

Arbouw M –
Assessment of drug therapy in Parkinson’s disease

Promotor: Prof Dr A Egberts (Enschede), Prof Dr H Guchelaar, Prof Dr C Neef
Co-promotor: Dr K Movig
Utrecht University, June 29, 2010

Ketel I –
Vascular function and insulin sensitivity in lean obese women with PCOS
Promotor: Prof Dr C Lambalk, Prof Dr C Stehouwer
Co-promotor: Dr E Serné, Dr P Homburg
VU University Amsterdam, November 17, 2010

Vliet van J –
Revealing the genetic roots of obesity and type 2 diabetes
Promotor: Prof Dr M Hofker, Prof Dr C Wijmenga
University of Groningen, July 7, 2010

Leguy C –
On the clinical estimation of the hemodynamical and mechanical properties of the arterial tree
Promotor: Prof Dr Ir F van den Vosse, Prof Dr Ir A Hoeks
Co-promotor: Dr Ir E Bosboom
Eindhoven Technical University, October 4, 2010

Lopata R –
2D And 3D ultrasound strain imaging. Methods and in vivo applications
Promotor: Prof Dr Ir J Thijssen, Prof Dr R de Groot
Co-promotor: Dr Ir. C de Korte, Dr L Kapusta
Radboud University Nijmegen, December 3, 2010

Bruins Slot M –
Biomarkers for the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome. Studies in primary care
Promotor: Prof Dr A Hoes, Prof Dr J Glatz
Co-promotor: Dr F Rutten, Dr G van der Heijden
Utrecht University, November 4, 2010   


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