Hendrikx G -

Supervisors: prof.dr F. Mottaghy, prof.dr M Post
Co-supervisor: dr M. Bauwens
Title: "Spect imaging of cardiovascular neovascularization"
Maastricht University, January 26, 2017


Palau Caballero G -
Supervisor: prof.dr T. Delhaas
Co-supervisors: dr J. Lumens, dr J. Walmsley
Title: "In silico mechanistic assessment of imaging-based measures of cardiac (patho) physiology"
Maastricht University, January 27, 2017


Van Gent W -
Supervisor: prof.dr. C.H.A. Wittens
Co-supervisor: dr. E.G.J.M. Pierik, Isala Zwolle
Title: "Surgical Treatment of Venous Leg Ulcers"
Maastricht University, February 2, 2017


Sallevelt S -
Supervisors: prof.dr. H.J.M. Smeets, prof.dr. C.E.M. de Die-Smulders
Co-supervisor: dr. I.F.M. de Coo, EUR
Title: “Preventing the transmission of mitochondrial diseases”
Maastricht University, February 3, 2017


Maessen D -
Supervisors: Prof.dr. C.G. Schalkwijk, prof.dr. C.D.A. Stehouwer
Co-supervisor: dr. N.M.J. Hanssen
Title: “Alpha-dicarbonyl stress: implications for obesity and type 2 diabetes ? “
Maastricht University, February 17, 2017


Martens R -
Supervisors: prof.dr. J. Kooman; prof.dr. C.D.A. Stehouwer; 
Co-supervisor: dr. R.M.A. Henry 
Title: “Mildly reduced kidney function and albuminuria:looking beyond the kidney - the Maastricht Study - ”
Maastricht University, March 23, 2017


Schellings D -
Supervisor: prof.dr. J. Hoorntje
Co-supervisors: dr. A. van 't Hof, dr. A. Adiyaman 
Title: “Risk assessment after acute myocardial infarction; Role of novel biomarkers and implications for early discharge
Maastricht University, April 12, 2017


Juni R -
Supervisor: prof.dr. L. de Windt
Co-supervisor: Dr. P.A. da Costa Martins
Title: “microRNAs as regulators of cardiac vascular remodeling ”
Maastricht University, April 19, 2017


Clerx M -
Supervisors: prof.dr.ir. R.L.M. Peeters; prof.dr. P.G.A. Volders
Co-supervisor: dr. P. Collins
Title: “Multi-scale Modeling and Variability in Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology
Maastricht University, April 20, 2017


Driessen A -
Supervisor: prof.dr. J. van den Bergh
Co-supervisors: dr. F. de Vries, dr. R. Henry, dr. H. van Onzenoort
Title: “Unintended effects of anti-hyperglycaemic drugs studied in population-based cohorst
Maastricht University, April 21, 2017


Streng S -
Supervisor: prof.dr. M. van Dieijen-Visser
Co-supervisors: dr. W. Wodzig, dr. D. de Boer
Title: “The path of life of cardiac troponin T; Proteomic Analysis of circulating proteoforms
Maastricht University, May 4, 2017


Yang Yu A -
Supervisors: prof.dr. C. Neef, prof.dr. D. Burger
Co-supervisor: dr. M. Maliepaard
Title: “Towards understanding interchangeability of generic drugs
Maastricht University, May 19, 2017


Folkeringa R -
Supervisor: prof.dr. H. Crijns, prof.dr. E. van Roon
Title: “Target Specific AF Management
Maastricht University, May 24, 2017


Steinbuch J -
Supervisor: Prof.dr. W.H. Mess 
Co-supervisor: Dr.ir. K.D. Reesink 
Title: “In vivo ultrasound assessment of carotid artery walls
And plaques: Integrating morphological and mechanical 

Maastricht University, June 2, 2017


van Hoof R -
Supervisors:  Prof.dr. J.E. Wildberger, Prof.dr. S. Heeneman 
Co-supervisor:  Dr. M.W. Kooi 
Title: “Dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging of  Artherosclerotic plaque microvasculature
Maastricht University, June 2, 2017


Scheijen J -
Supervisors:  Prof.dr. C.G.Schalkwijk,Prof.dr.C.D.A.Stehouwer  
Title: “The analysis of ADVANCED GLYCATION ENDPRODUCTS; A mass spectrometry-based approach & its applications
Maastricht University, June 21, 2017


van Moorsel D -
Supervisors:  Prof.dr. P. Schrauwen, Prof.dr. N.C. Schaper 
Co-supervisor:   Dr. B. Havekes 
Title: “Insulin Sensitivity,  Energy Metabolism & Cardiovascular Risk; Effects of the Bcll glucocorticoid receptor polymorphism and the biological clock
Maastricht University, June 23, 2017


Sabrkhany S -
Supervisors:  Prof.dr. M.G.A. Oude Egbrink, prof.dr. A.W. Griffioen
Co-supervisor: Dr. M.J. Kuijpers 
Title: “Platelets in cancer: a big role for small cells
Maastricht University, July 3, 2017


Scheepers E -
Supervisors:  Prof.dr. A.E.R.C.H. Boonen, prof.dr.ir. I.C.W. Arts, prof.dr. C.D.A. Stehouwer 
Title: “Uric acid, blood pressure, and gout management; Beneath the surface
Maastricht University, July 7, 2017


Van Eupen M -
Supervisors:  Prof.dr. C. Schalkwijk, prof.dr. C. Stehouwer 
Title: “The accumulation of advanced glycation endproducts in Diabetes and its relation to vascular disease
Maastricht University, September 7, 2017


Limantoro I -
Supervisors:  Prof.dr. H. Crijns, prof.dr. T. Delhaas
Co-supervisors: Dr. C. de Vos, dr. B. Weijs 
Title: “Electro-echocardiographic imaging in Atrial Fibrillation
Maastricht University, September 7, 2017


Li Y -
Supervisors:  Prof.dr. R. Shiri-Sverdlov, prof.dr. J. Glatz
Co-supervisor: Dr. D. Neumann 
Title: “Macrophage stimulating protein (MSP) in the metabolic syndrome
Maastricht University, September 8, 2017


Hazebroek M -
Supervisors:  Prof.dr. S. Heymans, prof.dr. H.P. Brunner-la Rocca
Co-supervisors: Dr. P. van Paassen, R. Dennert 
Title: “Unraveling the origins of dilated cardiomyopathy: How genes, viruses, toxic, metabolic, electric and autoimmune disorders interact to cause dilated cardiomyopathy
Maastricht University, September 22, 2017


Wolters M -
Supervisors:  Prof.dr. M. Post, prof.dr. W. Backes
Co-supervisor: Dr. E. Kooi 
Title: “Advanced contrasts for vascular MRI
Maastricht University, September 27, 2017


Sigterman T -
Supervisor:  Prof.dr. G. Schurink
Co-supervisor: Dr. L. Bouwman 
Title: “Renal function after endovascular intervention; in patients with peripheral arterial disease
Maastricht University, September 29, 2017


Taramasso M -
Supervisor:  Prof.dr. H.P. Brunner-La Rocca
Co-supervisor: Dr. P. Sardari Nia 
Title: “Open issues and next challenges in transcatheter mitral valve intervention
Maastricht University, October 26, 2017


Duygu B -
Supervisor:  Prof.dr. L. de Windt
Co-supervisor: Dr. P. Costa Martins 
Title: “The therapeutic relevance of microRNA-199b in preclinical models of heart failure
Maastricht University, October 27, 2017


Duvivier B -
Supervisors:  Prof.dr. H. Savelberg, prof.dr. N. Schaper
Co-supervisor: Dr.ir. A. Koster 
Title: “Sit less or exercise more? Impact of interventions reducing sedentary behaviour on cardiovascular risk factors
Maastricht University, October 27, 2017


Vajen T -
Supervisor: prof.dr. T. Hackeng
Co-supervisor: dr. R. Koenen 
Title: “Platelets and platelet extracellular vesicles as messengers in vascular inflammation
Maastricht University, November 9, 2017


van der Velde J -
Supervisors: prof.dr. N. Schaper, Prof.dr. H. Savelberg
Co-supervisor: Dr.ir. A. Koster 
Title: “Sedentary behaviour, physical activity, and fitness: associations with cardio-metabolic health
Maastricht University, November 10, 2017


Godschalk T -
Supervisor: prof.dr. H. ten Cate
Co-supervisors: Dr. J.M. ten Berg; dr. C.M. Hackeng, St. Antoniusziekenhuis, Nieuwegein 
Title: “New insights into coronary stent thrombosis
Maastricht University, November 16, 2017


Pickwell K -
Supervisor: prof.dr. N. Schaper
Co-supervisor: Dr. M. Kars; dr. V.D. Siersma, Copenhagen, Denmark
Title: “The spectrum of diabetic foot disease: etiological considerations and prediction of outcome
Maastricht University, November 24, 2017


Willems B -
Supervisor: Prof.dr. C.P.M. Reutelingsperger
Co-supervisor: dr. L.J. Schurgers, dr. C. Vermeer
Title: “Vascular smooth muscle cell phenotype switching governs vascular calcification. Role of harnessing endogenous protective mechanisms"
Maastricht University, December 1, 2017


de Waard E -
Supervisors: prof.dr. J.P.W. van den Bergh, prof.dr. P.P.M.M. Geusens
Co-supervisor: dr.ir. A. Koster
Title: “Bone microarchitecture, bone strength and fracture risk in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus"
Maastricht University, December 12, 2017


Vranken N -
Supervisor: prof.dr. J.G. Maessen
Co-supervisors: dr. P.W. Weerwind; dr. S. Teerenstra
Title: “Non-invasive tissue oximetry: current and prospective applications"
Maastricht University, December 18, 2017


den Biggelaar L  -
Supervisor: prof.dr.ir. P.C. Dagnelie
Co-supervisors: Dr.ir. S.J.P.M. Eussen; dr. S.J.S. Sep 
Title: “Nutrition and beta-cell function; Towards a better understanding of the effects of diet on type 2 diabetes"
Maastricht University, December 19, 2017


Peeters S  -
Supervisors: prof.dr. C.D.A. Stehouwer; prof.dr. C.G. Schalkwijk
Co-supervisors: dr. L. Engelen, dr. J. Buijs
Title: “Extracellular matrix remodeling and vascular complications in type 1 diabetes"
Maastricht University, December 20, 2017


De Clerck E  -
Supervisors: prof.dr. C. Webers, prof.dr. C.D.A. Stehouwer
Co-supervisors: dr. J. Schouten
Title: “Ocular neurodegenerative changes and macular cysts in prediabetes and type 2 diabetes"
Maastricht University, December 22, 2017