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  • The fungus-host interplay in the susceptibility to recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis

    The human body harbours a variety of commensal microorganisms, referred as the microbiota, that contribute to physiological processes.

  • Construction of a minimal synthetic cell

    The construction of a synthetic cell became a tangible goal in the past few decades, and we are closer than ever to creating the first synthetic protocell.

  • Determinants of the piRNA regulatory potential in Aedes mosquitoes


  • Laser cooling

    This thesis reports on spectroscopic studies of atoms and molecules for laser cooling in the deep ultraviolet (UV).

  • Synergy of Machine Learning and Automated Reasoning

    Automated reasoning and machine learning have contrasting natures: the former relies on precise computation and produces exact, logically correct answers; the latter learns from borderless sets of training examples to deliver only

  • Activation of hydrocarbons by gas-phase metal ions


  • Glucocorticoid regulation of gene expression in innate immune cells


  • Turning tumors into biofactories: using viruses to fight cancer

    This thesis explores innovative approaches to cancer treatment using the body's immune system, focusing on IgA therapy. IgA-type antibodies, as those used to combat microbes, activate immune responses against cancer.

  • The role of facial movements in how we use and understand language

    In everyday face-to-face conversations, people can see each other’s faces and body movements while communicating.

  • The meaning of the term ‘aspirational morality’ in the Rules of Conduct of the Legal Profession.

    According to the introduction to the Rules of Conduct for the Legal Profession, a lawyer is driven by ‘aspirational morality’. But what precisely does this term mean?

  • Image-guided surgery for sarcomas and colorectal cancer

    Curative treatment of colon cancer and soft tissue sarcomas remains largely based on complete removal of the tumor during surgery. It can be difficult for surgeons to see or feel exactly which tissue needs to be removed during surgery

  • Advances in image guided diagnostic applications for lymph node staging in head and neck cancer


  • Tackling water pollution with biological solutions


  • Upper jaw expansion in adults without surgery: efficacy, soft tissue effects and patient perception

    Patients with a too narrow upper jaw often suffer from, a.o., reduced chewing ability, accelerated tooth wear and an unstable bite. Until recently, surgical jaw expansion was necessary to treat this in adults.

  • Immune Response to Burn Injury

    Burn injury causes mortality and disability throughout the world and its consequences affect patients both physically and mentally.

  • Flexpertise: the ability which workers renew their expertise

    Organizations want their employees to reskill and upskill and become multidisciplinary experts in the context of complex organizational and social transitions.

  • Individual molecules and ultrathin superconductors under the microscope

    The laws of quantum mechanics play an important role in materials at the level of individual atoms. Quantum effects can be revealed using a scanning tunneling microscope (STM).

  • Lifeworld dimensions and the value of physiotherapy in the intensive care unit and beyond

    Patients who are critically ill and admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) are at risk of deconditioning. They can develop impairments in the cognitive, psychological and physical domain, which can remain long after discharge from the ICU.

  • Towards Malaria-Free Rice Cultivation in Rwanda: Exploring the Role of Local Contributions


  • Cultural competency in dietetic care

    Mirjam Jager (1982) obtained her Master's degree in Nutrition and Health from Wageningen University & Research in 2006. She then worked as a researcher at the RIVM.