PhD defences

  • Frederik Vandenbroucke

PhD thesis: CT guided thermal ablation of maligant lesions: technique and evaluation of success.
Date: Tuesday, 4 July 201è

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

  • 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. Vanvalckenborgh


  • 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. Vanvalckenborgh


  • Jinheng Wang

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


  • Lara Pivodic

PhD thesis: End-Of-Life Care: An International Perspective
Venue: Aud Vanden Driessche
Date: Thursday, 16 December 2015

Promotors: Prof. Dr. L Deliëns, Prof. Dr. Koen Pardon, Prof. Dr. Lieve Van den Block


  • 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


  • Ljeoma Umelo

PhD thesis: The HER family network in non-small cell lung cancer: therapies and mechanisms of resistance
Venue: Aud Brouwer
Date: Thursday, 17 september 2015

Promotors: Prof. J. De Grève, Dr. E. Teugels
Co promotor: Prof. O. De Wever


  • Winne JO 

PhD thesis: Dying with cancer: an international perspective
Venue: Aud. Brouwer
Date: Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Promotors: Prof. L. Van den Block
Co-promoter: Prof.  L. Deliëns


  • Sarah Maenhout

PhD thesis: Enhancing therapeutic vaccination in melanoma by alleviating STAT3-mediated immune suppression
Date: Thursday, 3 September 2015

Promotors: Prof. K. Thielemans
Co-promotor: Prof. J. Aerts


  • Luana De Freitas Nascimento

PhD thesis: On-line Dosimetry for Radiotherapy Using Non-Invasive Optical Fibre Sensors with Al2O3:C RL/OSL Detector
Venue: Room Rector Vermeylen (Het Pand, Gent), 14:00
Date: Friday, 23 January 2015
Promotors: Prof. Dirk Verellen (VUB), Prof. Yves De Deene (UGent), Dr. Filip Vanhavere (SCK-CEN)

  • Ken Maes

PhD thesis: The therapeutic and prognostic potential of epigenetic modulating agents in multiple myeloma.
Venue: Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Aud. Vanden Driessche, 16:00
Date: Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Promotors: Prof. Karin Vanderkerken and Prof. Elke De Bruyne