Regenerative Medicine Utrecht

PhD Theses

Read about research our PhD candidates have completed for their theses. A summary will be posted soon after a candidate has defended his/her thesis.

Frances Bach

Thesis: Mimicking developmental biology to regenerate the intervertebral disc;   PhD supervisors: prof.dr. B.P. Meij en prof.dr. K. Ito, copromotor: Prof.dr. M.A. Tryfonidou Defense date: 22 March 2018     Nearly three-quarters of…

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Hedwig Kruitwagen

 Thesis: Growth factors and hepatic progenitor cells in liver regeneration; translating bench to bedside PhD supervisors: prof.dr. J. Rothuizen and prof. dr. J.W. Hesselink Defense date: 14 december 2017 Upon severe acute…

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Behdad Pouran

Thesis: Multi-scale Physico-chemical Phenomena in Articular Cartilage and Subchondral Bone PhD supervisors: prof.dr. H.H. Weinans and J. Malda Defense date: 23 November 2017 Articular cartilage and its connecting subchondral…

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Frans Schutgens

Thesis: Adult Stem Cell-Derived Kidney Organoids to Model Tissue Physiology and Disease PhD supervisors: Prof. Dr. H.C. Clevers and Prof. Dr. M.C. Verhaar Defense date: 21 November 2017 Kidney disease…

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Ana-Rita Lourenco

Thesis: Transcriptional mechanisms regulating oncogenic TGF-β signaling in breast cancer PhD supervisor: Prof. P.J. Coffer, PhD, Medicine, molecular medicine Defense date: 22 September 2017 A complex program of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays…

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