Evaluation of radiotracers for beta cell imaging PhD defense: Inge van der Kroon22 May
In this thesis, Inge van der Kroon attempts to visualise the insulin producing cells in the body - the beta cells - with radiolabeled compounds that specifically bind to the beta cells to acquire greater insight into the role of the beta cells during the development of diabetes.
The epigenetic role of the Kleefstra syndrome protein EHMT1 PhD defense: Marco Benevento23 May
The aim of this research is to advance knowledge of the epigenetic mechanisms that regulate dynamic changes of neuronal synaptic properties and in neurodevelopmental mechanisms related to cognition and in disease.
A novel vaccination strategy to improve protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae PhD defense: Kirsten Kuipers29 May
This thesis focuses on the development of a novel intranasal, protein-based vaccine to reduce pneumococcal carriage (the step preceding disease) to further pneumococcal disease within the human population.