PhD defences

PhD defences

  • Inès Dufait

PhD thesis: Myeloid-derived suppressor cells as a novel therapeutic target in colorectal cancer.

Date: Wednesday 19 December 2018

Promotor: Prof. Karine Breckpot, Prof. Mark De Ridder


  • Gaëlle Vanbutsele

PhD thesis: Early integration of palliative care in oncology.

Date: Tuesday 16 October 2018

Promotors: Prof. Koen Pardon, Prof. Karen Geboes, Prof. Luc Deliens, Prof. Simon Van Belle


  • Nathan De Beule

PhD thesis: Bone marrow-induced survival: identifying novel targets in multiple myeloma.

Date: Tuesday 24 April 2018

Promotors: Prof.dr. Karin Vanderkerken, Prof. dr. Rik Schots, Prof. dr. Eline Menu, Prof. dr. Els Van Valckenborgh


  • Lukasz Bialkowski

PhD thesis: Combination therapy for a durable tumor rejection.

Date: Tuesday 6 January 2018

Promotors: Prof. Dr. Kris Thielemans, Prof. Dr. Joeri Aerts


  • Max Schreuer

PhD thesis: Sequential treatment strategies and cell-free tumour DNA monitoring in BRAFV600mutant metastatic melanoma.

Date: Monday 6 November 2017

Promotors: Prof. Dr. Bart Neyns, Prof. Dr. Véronique Cocquyt (UGent), Dr. Vibeke Kruse (UGent)


  • Nicoleta Manuela Burghelea

PhD thesis: Dynamic Wave Arc: implementing a theoretical concept to clinical routine.

Date: Thursday 12 October 2017

Promotors: Prof. dr. Dirk Verellen, Prof. dr. Mark de Ridder, Prof. dr. Viorica Simon (UBB)


  • Mérédis Favreau

PhD thesis: Immune therapy in multiple myeloma: Can iNKT cells be targeted?

Date: Wednesday 4 October 2017

Promotors: Prof. K. Vanderkerken, Prof. E. Menu, Prof. Dr. Dirk Elewaut (UGent), Dr. Koen Venken (UGent)


  • Amir Noeparast

PhD thesis: Novel therapeutic molecular targets in lung cancer: non V600 mutant BRAF and mutant HER3.

Date: Monday 2 October 2017

Promotors: Prof. Dr. Jacques De Grève, Dr. Erik Teugels


  • Johnny Duerinck

PhD thesis: Targeting VEGF(R) in the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma.

Date: Wednesday 6 September 2017

Promotors: Prof. Dr. Bart Neyns


  • Melissa Horlait

PhD thesis: Palliative care communication in oncology departments in Flanders, Belgium.

Date: Wednesday 23 August 2017

Promotors: Prof. dr. Mark Leys, Prof. dr. Simon Van Belle


  • Frederik Vandenbroucke

PhD thesis: CT guided thermal ablation of maligant lesions: technique and evaluation of success.

Date: Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Promotors: Prof. Dr. Johan de Mey, Prof. Dr. Nico Buls

Co-promotor: Prof. Dr. J. Vandemeulebroucke


  • Sofie Wilgenhof

PhD thesis: Autologous mRNA electroprated dendritic cell-based immunotherapy for melanoma patients.

Date: Thursday, 29 June 2017

Promotors: Prof. Dr. Bart Neyns, Prof. Dr. Kris Thielemans


  • Mathijs GOOSSENS

PhD thesis: Breast cancer risk and population-based cancer screening programmes.

Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2017

Promotors: Prof. Dr. Jacques De Grève


  • Zhuo Ren

PhD thesis: The interrelationship between Nucleophosmin and STAT3/5 in cancer.

Date: Monday, 12 December 2016

Promotors: Prof. J. De Grève

Co-promotor: Prof. K. Breckpot, Prof. J. Aerts


  • Rebecca Verhofstede

PhD thesis: Improving end-of-life care in acute geriatirc hospital wards in Flanders: a phase 0-2 study of the Care Programme for the Las Days of Life.

Date: Monday, 25 November 2016

Promotors: Prof. Luc Deliens


  • Kevin Van der Jeught

PhD thesis: ASPIRE: Adjuvant-driven induction of cancer Specific Immune Responses.

Date: Thursday, 20 October 2016

Promotors: Prof. K. Breckpot

Co-promotor: Prof. K. Thielemans


  • Yolanda W.H. Penders

PhD thesis: Old age, dementia and end-of-Life-care.

Date: Friday, 28 October 2016

Promotors: Prof. dr. Lieven Van den Block

Co-promotor: Prof. dr. Luc Deliens


  • Susanne Lub

PhD thesis: The role of E3 ubiquitin ligases with a focus on the inhibitor of apoptosis poreins (IAPs) and the anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APS/C) in multiple myeloma.

Date: Thursday, 1 September 2016

Promotors: Prof. K. Vanderkerken, Prof. E. Van Valckenborgh


  • Sylvia De Brakeleer

PhD thesis: Towards a better understanding of genetic predisposition in breast cancer.

Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Promotors: Prof. J. De Grève, Prof. E. Teugels


  • Kim De Veirman

PhD thesis: The role of bone marrow derived bystander cells in the development of multiple myeloma?

Date: Thursday, 26 May 2016

Promotors: Prof. K. Vanderkerken, Prof. E. Van Valckenborgh


  • Jinheng Wang

PhD thesis: Exosomal communication in the bone marrow microenvironment: a significant player in multiple myeloma progression.

Date: Friday, 15 April 2016

Promotors: Prof. K. Vanderkerken, Prof. E. Menu


  • Stephanie Du Four

PhD thesis: The bidirectional link between tumor angiogenesis and immunity.

Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Promotors: Prof. J. Aerts, Prof. K. Thielemans, Prof. B. Neyns