The doctoral thesis is a proof of the ability of the PhD candidate to perform independent scientific research. Every year, RIMLS gives an award to the most outstanding thesis.


Nominations should be sent to Judith Ariëns before 1 December. Group leaders are invited to propose candidates. Thesis should be defended between 1 January and 31 December of that year. Nominations must be accompanied with a motivation including ( a digital) copy of the thesis.

2016 Dendritic cell-based immunotherapy in melanoma

Kalijn Bol MD PhD

2015 The Distal Convoluted Tubule: the Art of Magnesium Transport

Jeroen de Baaij PhD

2014 From skin development to disease pathogenesis and therapeutics - The power of 3D skin models

Ellen van den Bogaard PhD

2013 Plasmacytoid dendritic cells & immunotherapy of cancer

Jurjen Tel

2012 Modulation of inflammation by genetic variation in innate immunity

Theo Plantinga PhD

2011 New patches in the molecular understanding of renal magnesium handling

Jenny van der Wijst PhD