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Theses 2020

At this place we provide an overview of the various PhD Theses that were produced within SILS. A link to the full text of the thesis is provided. SILS Theses before 2014 are available via dare.uva.nl.

Neuron-glia interactions in patients with type 2 diabetes

Martin Kalsbeek

Supervisors: I. Huitinga, E.M. Hol

16 December 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

μ, σ and β in synaptic plasticity

A study of synapse organization and plasticity based on variance in synaptic responses

Aile van Huijstee

Supervisors: H.W.G.H Kessels, C. Lohmann

10 December 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

Research Group: Cellular and Computational Neuroscience

Glial cells and neuronal function in Alzheimer's disease

Tamar Smit

Supervisors: W.J. Wadman, E.J. Hol

13 October 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

Research Group: Cellular and Computational Neuroscience

Analyzing and visualizing molecular events in bacterial spore germination

Juan Wen

Supervisors: S. Brul, P. Setlow

7 October 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

Research Group: Molecular Biology and Microbial Food Safety

Diversity of microglia

Their contribution to multiple sclerosis lesion formation

Marlijn van der Poel

Supervisors: I. Huitinga, J. Hamann

29 September 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

Research Group: Huitinga group at NIN

Developing, optimizing and using FRET-based biosensors to elucidate G protein signaling

Marieke Mastop

Supervisors: T.W.J. Gadella, J. Goedhart

23 September 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

Research Group: Molecular Cytology

When cells respond to light: 

All you need is LOV

Orry van Geel

Supervisors: T.W.J. Gadella, J. Goedhart

15 September 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

Research Group: Molecular Cytology

Biosynthesis and role of strigolactones in the phosphate starvation response in tomato

Yanting Wang

Supervisors: H.J. Bouwmeester, L. Dong

10 September 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

Research Group: Plant Hormone Biology

Fusarium oxysporum

Beyond good and evil

Maria E. Constantin

Supervisors: M. Rep, F.L.W. Takken

17 June 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

Research Group: Molecular Plant Pathology 

Brothers in arms

Fusarium oxysporum vs. Fusarium oxysporum

Fran J. de Lamo Ruiz

Supervisors: F.L.W. Takken, M. Rep

17 June 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

Research Group: Molecular Plant Pathology 

Thesis cover Nina Haring

The battle inside our genome

Controlling transposable elements and the evolution of human gene regulatory networks

Nina Leonie Haring

Supervisors: M.P. Smidt, F.M.J. Jacobs

3 June 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

Research Group: Molecular Neuroscience

Thesis cover Jiming Li

Keys to host-specific pathogenicity in Fusarium oxysporum

Jiming Li

Supervisors: M. Rep, L. Fokkens

20 May 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

Research Group: Molecular Plant Pathology

Thesis cover Peter Paul Unger

B cells and beyond

Regulation of human B cell differentiation and antibody formation

Peter Paul A. Unger

Supervisors: S.M. van Ham, J.A. ten Brinke, T. Rispens

30 April 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

Enduring neural and behavioral effects of early life adversity

Consequences of the absence of maternal melatonin and of neonatal hypoxia/anoxia

Livia Clemente Motta Teixeira

Supervisors: A. Korosi, J.C. Bittencourt, P.J. Lucassen, J. Cipolla Neto

12 March 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

Research Group: Structural and Functional Plasticity of the Nervous System

The genetics of vacuoles

Biogenesis and function in plant cells

Shuangjiang Li

Supervisors: R.E. Koes, F.M. Quattrocchio

9 March 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

Research Group: Plant Development and (Epi)Genetics

Rewiring metabolic pathways for novel organic acid production in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus niger

Abeer H. Hossain

Supervisors: S. Brul, P.J. Punt, G.J. Smits

27 February 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

Research Group: Molecular Biology and Microbial Food Safety

Discovery of a dedicated, maternal-specific translation system in early zebrafish embryogenesis

Johanna F.B. Pagano

Supervisors: S. Brul, T.M. Breit

22 January 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

Research Group: RNA Biology & Applied Bioinformatics

Investigation of protein interactions in the cell division complex of Bacillus subtilis reveals a possible mechanism for cell size homeostasis

Edward A. de Koning

Supervisors: L.W. Hamoen, M. Wenzel

15 January 2020

Uva DARE: This thesis online

Research Group: Bacterial Cell Biology