The impact of the measures against the spread of the coronavirus is large, also for the PhD candidates. There are around twenty defenses at the Radboudumc every month, and so far none of them have been able to continue.
However, since today the young researchers have a choice; they can also defend their dissertation 'online'. Rianne Goselink took the lead. She obtained successful her PhD with Baziel van Engelen as her promotor, on the hereditary muscle disease FSHD (Facioscapulohumeral dystrophy). Below you can see how that worked. (The ceremony could not be followed live by everyone, because of the limited bandwidth of the connection).
Rianne (bottom left) even called in from Sweden, where she now lives. For the rest everyone else was neatly dressed, quite an experience! Congratulations Rianne.
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