In 2011 26 PhD students finished their theses within our institute, and 3 theses were externally prepared.

Moret K –
The role of technological advances in sodium prescription and adequacy assessment during hemodialysis
Promotor: Prof Dr K Leunissen
Co-promotor: Dr J Kooman
Maastricht University, January 21, 2011

Kubben N –
Lamin interA/Ctors: from the premature to senescence
Promotor: Prof Dr Y Pinto
Co-promotores: Dr J Voncken, Dr T Mistelli (Bethesda, USA)
Maastricht University, January 26, 2011

Verkaar F –
Pharmacological characterization of wnt/frizzled signaling
Promotor: Prof Dr J Smits
Co-promotores: Dr M Blankesteijn, Dr G Zaman
Maastricht University, February 10, 2011

Dennert R –
Idiopathic cardiomyopathies: the role of virus persistence and immune-mediated disease
Promotor: Prof Dr S Heymans, Prof Dr H Crijns
Co-promotor: Prof Dr J Cohen Tervaert
Maastricht University, February 25, 2011

Verstraeten V –
Nuclear structure at the crossroad of premature aging and lipodystrophy
Promotor: Prof Dr FCS Ramaekers, Co-promotores: Dr JLV Broers, Dr MAM van Steensel
Maastricht University, March 3, 2011

Cranenburg E –
Circulating Matrix Fla-protein: a biomarker for vascular disease
Promotor: Prof Dr J Rosing
Co-promotores: Dr C Vermeer, Dr L Schurgers
Maastricht University, March 17, 2011

Duckers C –
Modulators of bleeding tendency in severe factore V deficiency
Promotor: Prof Dr J Rosing
Co-promotor: Dr E Castoldi
Maastricht University, March 24, 2011

Gaens K – 
The Nε- (Carboxymethyl)lysine-RAGE axis; Implications for the pathogenesis of obesity-related complications
Promotor: Prof Dr C Stehouwer, Dr C Schalkwijk
Maastricht University, April 1, 2011 

Nabben M -
Uncoupling protein 3 and the protection of skeletal muscle mitochondrial function; a transgenic approach
Promtores: Prof Dr LP Schrauwen, Prof Dr J Glatz
Co-promotor: Dr J Hoeks
Maastricht University, April 20, 2011

Caolo V -
VEGF and NOTCH in Blood Vessels, an Intricate and Fascinating Interplay
Promotor: Prof Dr M Post. Co-promotor: Dr D Molin
Maastricht University, May 11, 2011

Brouwers O -
Intracellular glycation and endothelial dysfunction; role of methylglyoxal
Promotores: Prof Dr CDA Stehouwer, Prof Dr JGR De Mey. Co-promotor: Dr CG Schalkwijk.
Maastricht University, May 18, 2011
Groeneweg HM -
Macrophages and modified lipoproteins: modulation of inflammation?
Promotor: Prof Dr MH Hofker. Co-promotor: Dr MPJ de Winther
Maastricht University, May 20, 2011

Loon van MM -
Cannulation practise and complications in hemodialysis vascular access
Promotor: Prof Dr PJEHM Kitslaar
Co-promotores: Dr J Tordoir, Dr F. van der Sande
Maastricht University, May 26, 2011

Bekkers SCAM -
Assessment of injury in reperfused acute myocardial infarction using cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging
Promotores: Prof Dr APM Gorgels, Prof Dr J Waltenberger
Maastricht University, June 1, 2011
Nergiz-Unal R -
Platelets in atherothrombosis - roles of CD36 and P2Y12 receptors
Promotor: Prof Dr JWM Heemskerk. Co-promotor: Dr J Cosemans
Maastricht University, June 23, 2011
Rennenberg R -
Vascular Calcifications and Matrix Gla Protein in Hypertensive Subjects
Promotor: Prof Dr PW de Leeuw. Co-promotores: Dr AA Kroon, Dr LJ Schurgers
Maastricht University, July 6, 2011
Martherus SRM -
Pulsing response of the cardiac transcriptome
Promotores: Prof Dr HJM Smeets, Prof Dr JPM Geraedts. Co-promotor: Dr TAY Ayoubi.
Maastricht University, September 7, 2011
Jaspers K -
MRI of the therapeutic neovascularization: morphology & function.
Promotor: Prof Dr MJ Post. Co-promotores: Dr Ir WH Backes, Dr T Leiner.
Maastricht University, September 9, 2011
Jacobs M -
The Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease: The CODAM study.
Promotor: Prof Dr CDA Stehouwer. Co-promotores: Dr MM van Greevenbroek, Dr CJ van der Kallen.
Maastricht University, September 29, 2011
Hanssen SJP -
Hemolysis, microcirculatory changes and organ injury induced by cardiovascular surgery.
Promotores: Prof Dr MJHM Jacobs, Prof Dr WA Buurman.
Maastricht University, September 30, 2011

Steinbusch LKM -
CD 36; a target to restore cardiac function in type 2 diabetes.
Promotores: Prof Dr JFC Glatz, Prof Dr M. Diamant, VUA. Co-promotores: Dr JFP Luiken, Dr DW Ouwens.
Maastricht University, October 13, 2011

Meens MJPMT -
Interactions between ET-1 and CGRP in resistance arteries.
Promotor: Prof Dr JGR De Mey.
Maastricht University, October 19, 2011

Verjans JWH -
Molecular imaging of acute and healing myocardial infarction.
Promotor: Prof Dr L Hofstra.
Maastricht University, December 14, 2011

Stevens KNJ -
Blood-contacting biomaterials for critical clinical applications.
Promotores: Prof Dr JG Maessen, Prof Dr LH Koole.
Maastricht University, December 15, 2011

Jonk AM -
Microvascular actions of insulin: studies on the interaction with angiotensin II and on the postprandial state.
Promotores: Prof Dr CDA Stehouwer, Prof Dr P de Leeuw. Co-promotor: Dr AJHM Houben.
Maastricht University, December 15, 2011

Houben F -
Nucleo-cytoskeletal interactions in the mechanical functioning of the cell.
Promotores: Prof Dr FCS Ramaekers, Prof Dr LH Snoeckx. Co-promotor: Dr JLV Broers.
Maastricht University, December 20, 2011

Kilinc E -
Effects of air pollution on haemostasis and atherosclerosis.
Promotor: Prof Dr H ten Cate. Co-promotor: Dr H Spronk.
Maastricht University, December 22, 2011


Soliman Hamad M –
Surgical revascularization in patients with left ventricular dysfunction, management and predictors of outcome
Promotores: Prof Dr O Penn, Prof Dr O Zundert
Co-promotor: Dr A van Straten
Catharina Hospital, January 21, 2011

Sarabi A -
Structural and functional characterization of the interactions of platelet-derived chemokines CCL5, CXCL4 and CXCL4L1
Promotores: Prof Dr C Weber, Prof Dr R Fischer
Rheinisch-Westfaelischen Technischen Hochschule Aachen, January 31, 2011

Waringer J -
Automatische intrathorakale Impedanzmessung bei Patienten mit Herzinsuffizienz und biventrkulaerer ICD-Therapie-Behandlungsalgorithmus
Promotor: Prof Dr KS Leonhardt
Co-promotores: Dr G Muehlenbruch, Dr C Knackstedt
Rheinisch-Westfaelischen Technischen Hochschule Aachen, March 29, 2011

Klem TMAL -
Venous cry surgery of the leg
Promotor: Prof Dr CHA Wittens
Co-promotor: Dr A van der Ham
Maastricht University, September 29

Kats S -
Alkaline phosphatase. An old enzyme newly discovered. Implications in cardiac surgery
Promotores: Prof Dr W Seinen, Prof Dr JG Maessen Co-promotores: Dr JPAM Schönberger, Dr W van Oeveren
University of Utrecht, November 25, 2011

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