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MBMFS PhD alumni

Over the years, many PhD candidates have successfully defended their thesis based on research performed at, or in collaboration with our research group. Below is the list of MBMFS PhD graduates. If you want to know more, check out the SILS thesis gallery on our website. 

MBMFS PhD graduates


Dr Tania Darphorn, "Composition, evolution and transfer of resistance plasmids in Escherichia coli"

Dr Zhiwei Tu, "Proteome dynamics during sporulation and heat resistance in Bacillus subtilis spores


Dr Abeer Hossain, "Rewiring metabolic pathways for novel organic acid production in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus niger"


Dr Bhagyashree Swarge, "Sleeping beauty wakes up: A quest for the developmental program steering Bacillus subtilis spore germination and outgrowth"

Dr Marloes Hoeksema, "The role of ROS and genome plasticity during de novo acquisition of antibiotic resistance"


Dr Laura Dolz Edo, "Cytosolic pH and environmental signalling in yeast"

Dr Soraya Omardien, "Mechanistic study of novel antimicrobials for infection prevention and cure


Dr Reuben Smith, "Towards an understanding of the side effects of anti-HIV drugs using Caenorhabditis elegans"

Dr Yanfang Feng, "Optimization of treatment protocols to prevent de novo development of antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Dr Sacha Stelder, "Quantitative proteomics of food pathogenic Bacilli - a quest for biomarkers


Dr Marco Lezzerini, "Aging in Caenorhabditis elegans; the role of Wnt signalling

Dr Nadine Handel, "Quantitative relationship between antibiotic exposure and the acquisition and transmission of resistance in bacteria in the laboratory


Dr Rachna Pandey, "Live-imaging of Bacillus subtilis spore germination and outgrowth

Dr Wishwas Abhyankar, "The proteome of spore surface layers in food spoiling bacteria


Dr Alice Sorgo, "Infection related stress adaptations in the secretome and wall proteome of Candida albicans

Dr Clemens Heilmann, "Mass spectrometric quantification of Candida albicans surface proteins to identify new diagnostic markers and targets for vaccine development

Dr Johan van Beilen, "Molecular physiology of weak organic acid stress in Bacillus subtilis" 

Dr Azmat Ullah, "The role of intracellular pH in environmental adaptation of yeasts


Dr Jarne Postmus, "The physiological response of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to temperature stress


Dr Rick Orij, "On the intracellular pH of baker’s yeast

Dr Alex ter Beek, "Weak organic acid stress in Bacillus subtilis


Dr Ania Zakrzewska, "Exploring plasma membrane stress response in Saccharomyces cerevisiae with functional genomics"     

Dr Femke Mensonides, "How Saccharomyces cerevisiae copes with heat stress : an experimental and theoretical study