Strijkers R -

Supervisors: prof.dr. C.H.A. Wittens; prof.dr. H. ten Cate
Co-supervisor: dr. A.J. ten Cate-Hoek
Title: "Safety and Feasibility of Ultrasound Accelerated Catheter Directed Thrombolysis and the Postthrombotic Syndrome"
Maastricht University, January 13, 2016


Roest A -
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
Supervisor: prof.dr. C.D.A. Stehouwer
Co-supervisor: dr. P.M. Stassen
Title: "Emergency Care in Sepsis Patients’’
Maastricht University, January 13, 2016


Nuzzo F -
Supervisor: prof.dr. T. Hackeng
Co-supervisor: dr. E. Castoldi
Title: "Coagulation factur V deficiency: From molecular diagnosis to molecular therapy"
Maastricht University, January 14, 2016

Ševerdija E -
Supervisor: prof.dr. J.G. Maessen
Co-supervisor: dr. P.W. Weerwind; dr. J.H. Heijmans
Title: "Cerebral circulation and metabolic properties in patients undergoing normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass"
Maastricht University, January 28, 2016


Mattheij N -
Supervisor: prof.dr. J.W.M. Heemskerk 
Co-supervisor: dr. J.M.E.M. Cosemans
Title: "Molecular mechanisms underlying the platelet Procoagulant response: back to basics"
Maastricht University, January 29, 2016

Klarenbeek P - 
Supervisor: prof.dr. R.J. van Oostenbrugge
Co-supervisor: dr. J. Staals
Title: "Blood pressure and cerebral small vessel disease"
Maastricht University, January 29, 2016


IJzerman R -
Supervisor: prof.dr. N.C. Schaper
Co-Supervisors: dr. H.H.C.M. Savelberg; dr. K. Meijer
Title: ‘Muscle strength, mobility and quality of life in patients with diabetic polyneuropathy; the influence of a functional strength and gait training’
Maastricht University, February 5, 2016


Bouman A -
Supervisor: prof.dr. H. ten Cate
Co-Supervisors: dr. A.J. ten Cate-Hoek; dr. M.A. Joore 
Title: ‘Post thrombotic syndrome, exploring aspects of pathophysiology and personalized management’
Maastricht University, February 18, 2016


Truijman M -
Supervisors: prof.dr. W.H. Mess, prof.dr. J.E. Wildberger
Co-Supervisor: dr. M.E. Kooi
Title: ’Plaque vulnerability in stroke patients: a multimodality imaging approach’
Maastricht University, February 19, 2016


Rienks M -
Supervisor: prof.dr.S. Heymans
Co-Supervisor: dr. A.P. Papageorgiou 
Title: ‘Secreted Glycoproteins and Proteoglycans Orchestrate Inflammation in Cardiac Disease’
Maastricht University, February 26, 2016


Klinkenberg L -
Supervisor: prof.dr. M.P. van Dieijen-Visser; prof.dr. L. v. Loon
Co-supervisor: dr. S.J.R. Meex
Title: ‘High-sensitivity cardiac troponins in health and disease’
Maastricht University, March 4, 2016


Kaufmann B -
Supervisor: prof.dr. H. Brunner-La Rocca
Co-supervisor: dr. V.P.M. van Empel
Title: ‘Echocardiography – modern evaluation of cardiac structure and function’
Maastricht University, March 11, 2016


Knackstedt C -
Supervisor: prof.dr. H. Brunner-La Rocca
Co-supervisor: dr. V.P.M. van Empel
Title: ‘Improvement of Technical Options Regarding Imaging and Therapy of Heart Failure’
Maastricht University, March 11, 2016


Swieringa F -
Supervisor: prof.dr. J.W.M. Heemskerk
Co-supervisor: dr. P.E.J. van der Meijden
Title: 'Platelets and Coagulation; Partners in haemostasis’
Maastricht University, March 31, 2016


Hertle E -
Supervisor: prof.dr. C.D.A. Stehouwer
Co-supervisors: dr. M.M.J. van Greevenbroek; Prof.dr. I.C.W. Arts
Title: ‘The complement system and cardiovascular disease: The codam study’
Maastricht University, April 1, 2016


Vaes R -
Supervisor: prof.dr. J.A.W. Teijink
Co-supervisors: dr. M.R.N. Scheltinga, dr. J.H. Tordoir
Title: ‘Long term complications following elbow-based autogenous haemodialysis access: studies on high flow and hand ischemia”
Maastricht University, April 20, 2016


Gharaviri A -
Supervisor: prof.dr. U. Schotten
Co-supervisor: dr. S. Verheule
Title: ‘Computer models of endo-epicardial dissociation of electrical activity and transmural conduction’
Maastricht University, April 29, 2016


Hermans K -
Supervisors: prof.dr. H. Struijker Boudier, prof.dr. P. Timmerman
Co-supervisor: dr. W. Blankesteijn
Title: ‘Wnt/Frizzled Signaling in Myocardial Infarction; Characterization and Interventions with Peptide Fragments of Wnt’
Maastricht University, May 11, 2016


Loeffen R -
Supervisor: prof.dr. H. ten Cate
Co-supervisor: dr. H. Spronk
Title: ‘Hypercoagulability in cardiovascular disease’
Maastricht University, May 13, 2016

Marsch E - 
Supervisors: prof.dr. M. Daemen, prof.dr. E. Biessen
Co-supervisor: dr. J. Sluimer
Title: ‘Hypoxia in Experimental Atherosclerosis - Linking Cellular Oxygen Sensors and Cholesterol Metabolism’
Maastricht University, May 18, 2016

Theelen Th -
Supervisors: prof.dr. M. Daemen, prof.dr. E. Biessen
Co-supervisor: dr. J. Sluimer
Title: 'The Role of Hypoxia and Vascular Growth Factors in Experimental Atherosclerosis'
Maastricht University, May 20, 2016

Kremers R - 
Supervisors: prof.dr. H. ten Cate, prof.dr. H. Hemker
Co-supervisors: dr. R. Wagenvoord, dr. H. de Laat
Title: 'Thrombin dynamics'
Maastricht University, May 20, 2016


Peters T- 
Supervisor: prof.dr. S. Heymans
Co-supervisor: dr. B. Schroen
Title: 'Non-coding RNA species in heart failure; regulators of cardiac hypertrophy, fibrosis and inflammation'
Maastricht University, June 1, 2016


Derks W - 
Supervisors: prof.dr. S. Heymans, prof.dr. E. Lutgens
Co-supervisor: dr. M. van Bilsen
Title: 'Inflammation as orchestrator of cardiac disease progression'
Maastricht University, June 3, 2016


van Anten M - 
Supervisors: prof.dr. J. Lodder, prof.dr. C. Bruggeman
Title: 'Chlamydia Pneumophyla and the risk of cerebral ischemia
Maastricht University, June 3, 2016

Chennupati R -
Supervisors: prof.dr. J.G.R. De Mey; prof.dr. W.H. Lamers.
Co-supervisor: dr. S.E. Köhler
Title: Role of arginine metabolism in the production of endothelium- derived relaxing factors; effects of aging, hyperglycemia and hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia
Maastricht University, June 20, 2016


Legein B - 
Supervisors: prof.dr. E. Biessen, prof.dr. E. Lutgens
Co-supervisor: dr. L. Temmerman
Title: 'Role of dendiritic cell subsets in hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis'
Maastricht University, June 23, 2016


Berendsen B - 
Supervisors: prof.dr. H. Savelberg, prof.dr. N. Schaper
Co-supervisor: dr. M. Hendriks
Title: 'Measurement and promotion of physical activity; evaluation of activity monitoirs and a multidisciplinary lifestyle intervention in primary care'
Maastricht University, June 24, 2016


van Twist D - 
Supervisors: prof.dr. P. de Leeuw, prof.dr. A. Kroon
Co-supervisor: dr. A. Houben
Title: 'The renin-angiotensin system in the hypertensive kidney; clinical studies in patients with essential hypertension, fibromuscular dysplasia, and the atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis'
Maastricht University, June 29, 2016

Vries M -
Supervisor: prof.dr. M.J. Post.
Co-supervisor: dr. D.G.M. Molin
Title: ‘Cytokines in arteriogenesis from a therapeutic perspective’
Maastricht University, July 1, 2016
van der Berg J -
Supervisors: prof.dr. C.D.A. Stehouwer; prof.dr. H. Bosma.
Co-supervisor: A. Koster
Title: ‘Sedentary behavior and cardio-metabolic health; a study into the hazards of sitting too much’
Maastricht University, July 6, 2016
Magdelijns F -
Supervisor: prof.dr. C.D.A. Stehouwer.
Co-supervisors: dr. P.M. Stassen; dr. E. Pijpers
Title: 'Health-care-related adverse events leading to(re)hospitalization; how much do we really know?’
Maastricht University, July 7, 2016
Liu Y -
Supervisor:Prof.dr. J.F.C. Glatz
Co-supervisors:Dr. J.J.F.P. Luiken,  Dr. D. Neumann
Title:‘v-ATPase is a key player in lipid-induced cardiomyopathy
Maastricht University, September 13, 2016
Mafi Rad M -
Supervisors:Prof.dr. H.J.G.M. Crijns, Prof.dr. F.W. Prinzen
Co-supervisor:Dr. K. Vernooy
Title:‘Mapping and prevention of cardiac dyssynchrony; Towards better substrate identification and lead implantation’
Maastricht University, September 16, 2016
Vaidya A -
Supervisors:Prof.dr. J.L. Severens, Prof.dr. H. ten Cate, Prof.dr. M.A. Joore
Title:’Economic modelling in arterial vascular diseases;Studying the cost-effectiveness of various strategies forscreening, diagnosis and treatment’
Maastricht University, September 16, 2016
Cluitmans M -
Supervisors:Prof.dr. P. Volders, Prof.dr R. Peeters, Prof.dr R. Westra
Title:’Noninvasive reconstruction of cardiac electrical activity; Mathematical innovation, in vivo validation and human application’
Maastricht University, September 29, 2016
Geijselaers S -
Supervisors: Prof.dr. C.D.A.Stehouwer, Prof.dr. G.J. Biessels
Co-supervisor: Dr. S.J.S. Sep
Title: “Cognitive Dysfunction: At the crossroads of glucose metabolism and vascular function”
Maastricht University, October 5, 2016
Kleinegris M -
Supervisor: Prof.dr. H. ten Cate
Co-supervisors: Dr. A.J. ten Cate-Hoek, Dr. G.H. Koek, Dr. B. de Laat
Title: ”Coagulation testing in atherosclerosis and liver disease”
Maastricht University, October 12, 2016
Daamen A -
Supervisors: Prof.dr. J.M.G.A. Schols, Prof.dr. J.P.H. Hamers,
Prof.dr. H.P. Brunner-La Rocca
Title: “Heart failure in nursing home residents; Prevalence, Diagnosis and treatment”
Maastricht University, October 12, 2016
Engels E -
Supervisor: Prof.dr. F.W. Prinzen
Co-supervisor: Dr. K. Vernooy
Title:”Something old, something new: vectorcardiographic loop size and response to cardiac resynchronization therapy”
Maastricht University, October 19, 2016
Spronck B -
Supervisor: Prof.dr. T. Delhaas.
Co-supervisors: K.D. Reesink, Dr. R.T.A. Megens, Munich
Title: ‘Stiff vessels approached in a flexible way: Advancing quantification and interpretation of arterial stiffness
Maastricht University, October 19, 2016
Zhu X -
Supervisor: Prof.dr. J.F.C. Glatz;
Co-supervisors: Dr. D. Neumann, Dr. J.W. Voncken
Title:  ‘The AMPK-MNK1 signaling axis’
Maastricht University, October 20, 2016
Deckx S -
Supervisor: Prof.dr. S. Heymans
Co-supervisor: Dr. A. Papageorgiou
Title: “Matrix Glycoproteins and Proteoglycans are Paramount in cardiac disease”
Maastricht University, October 21, 2016
Mastenbroek T -
Supervisor: Prof.dr. J.W.M. Heemskerk
Co-supervisor: Dr. J.M.E.M. Cosemans
Title: “Role of platelets in vascular remodeling: acute and persistent effects”
Maastricht University, October 27, 2016
Burgmaier M -
Supervisors: prof.dr. CP.M. Reutelingsperger; prof.dr. N. Marx, Aachen
Co-supervisor: dr. L. Schurgers
Title: From bench to bedside: Tools to diagnose and treat atherosclerosis and heart failure"
Maastricht University, November 8, 2016
Lankveld T -
Supervisors: prof.dr. U. Schotten; prof.dr. H.J.G.M. Crijns
Co-supervisor: dr. S. Zeemering
Title: ‘Use of the electrocardiogram for prediction of arrhythmia outcome in atrial fibrillation’
Maastricht University, November 17, 2016
Mihl C -
Supervisor: Prof.dr. J.E. Wildberger
Co-supervisors: dr. M. Das; dr. B.L.J.H. Kietselaer
Title: ‘Decisive modification tools in coronary computed tomographic angiography; from phantom to patient’
Maastricht University, November 18, 2016
Kok M -
Supervisor: Prof.dr. J.E. Wildberger
Co-supervisors: dr. M. Das; dr. B.L.J.H. Kietselaer
Title: “Individual Optimisation of Contrast Media Application and Radiation Dose in Computed Tomographic Angiography; from Phantom to Patient"
Maastricht University, November 18, 2016
Philippen L -
Supervisor: prof.dr. L.J. De Windt
Co-supervisors: dr. P. Da Costa Martins; dr. E. Dirkx
Title: ”Non-coding RNAs in eccentric cardiac remodeling and heart failure”
Maastricht University, November 23, 2016
Omarova F -
Supervisors: Prof.dr. J. Rosing; prof.dr. R.M. Bertina, UL
Co-supervisor: dr. E. Castoldi
Title: “Primed to act: the effect of fibrinogen ‘Y’ on thrombin functions”
Maastricht University, November 24, 2016
Kurstjens R -
Supervisors: prof.dr. C.H.A. Wittens; prof.dr. J.E. Wildberger
Co-supervisor: dr R. de Graaf
Title: Haemodynamics in Deep Venous Obstruction
Maastricht University, December 14, 2016
Karmann-Sailer A -
Supervisors: Prof.dr. G.W.H. Schurink; prof.dr. M.W. de Haan
Co-supervisor: dr C. Jeukens
Title: Multimodel image fusion in endovascular complex aortic aneurysm repair
Maastricht University, December 14, 2016
Agten S -
Supervisor: Prof.dr. T.M. Hackeng
Co-supervisor: dr R. Koenen
Title: Oximation optimization and applications in cardiovascular research
Maastricht University, December 15, 2016