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  • Dynamic imaging for the diagnosis and evaluation of knee disorders

    Many musculoskeletal disorders particularly cause complaints during physical activity and affect movement patterns. However, current medical imaging mostly occurs while the patient remains as still as possible.

  • Isogeny-based key agreement

    The security of public-key protocols widely deployed today relies on the hardness of the integer factorization problem and the discrete logarithm problem. Due to Shor’s algorithm these problems can be efficiently solved by a sufficiently large-scale quantum computer.

  • Human & Environmental Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals

    Pharmaceuticals are an indispensable tool against disease and morbidity in humans and animals. However, their use also poses some challenges and can lead to undesirable consequences, some of the most concerning of which are increased environmental pollution and antimicrobial resistance.

  • Information security and privacy in the smart electricity grid

    This PhD thesis addresses the security and privacy aspects of the modern, smart electricity grid, paying particular attention to two specific domains: smart meters and the charging of electric vehicles.  

  • Artificial intelligence increasingly applied in radiology

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly prominent in the news, but also in the medical field. In medical images, AI can help detect conditions such as breast cancer or delineate brain regions for dementia diagnostics.

  • Training program for the immune system: regulation in vaccination and disease contexts.

    Trained immunity is a process that strengthens the innate immune system. While trained immunity normally protects the body against infections, when the ‘training’ is too strong or too weak this can have dire consequences.

  • Lacan, the Death Drive, and Philosophy.

    The dissertation focuses on Jacques Lacan's interpretation of the death drive, a psychoanalytic notion that aims to elucidate the baffling clinical phenomenon of compulsive repetition.

  • Causality and Time in Non-smooth Lorentzian Geometry


  • On genotyping and phenotyping in pediatric neurology. The role of whole exome sequencing in a tertiary setting for pediatric neurology and the relevance of careful clinical phenotyping

    An important part of a pediatric neurologist's work is making an accurate diagnosis in children with for example developmental delays, problems with movement and/or seizures.

  • Personalized antibiotic prophylaxis in transrectal prostate biopsies

    Prostate biopsy is an essential procedure to diagnose prostate cancer. In the traditionally most used method, so-called transrectal biopsy, the prostate is punctured with a needle through the rectum.

  • A view to a gill: characterizing the branchial nitrogen cycle symbiosis of teleost fish


  • The pond bat in the Netherlands. Energetic challenges during foraging, pregnancy, lactation, mating and hibernation.

    Pond bats live in buildings. They make use of gaps under roof tiles and in cavity walls. They need habitats of varying temperatures.

  • Evaluation of brain injury after head trauma

    Brain injury after head trauma is one of the leading causes of disability due to neurological disease.

  • Advances in large-scale multi-species impact assessments


  • Dutch Addiction care: not a one size fits all approach, but personalized care.

    The group of people who make use of addiction care is very diverse. The treatment must therefore fit in well with that diversity.

  • The molecular consequences of SMAD4 inactivation in the context of colon cancer.

    The intestinal epithelium – the cell wall that separates the intestinal tract from the rest of the body – is constantly renewed by intestinal stem cells that divide continuously.

  • Heparanase in inflammation and the therapeutic potential of heparanase inhibitors


  • Orchestrating the Internet of Things with Task-Oriented Programming

    The development of reliable software for the internet of things (IoT) is difficult because IoT systems are dynamic, interactive, distributed, collaborative, multi- tiered, and multitasking in nature.

  • When DNA doubles up: Exploring the role of DNA duplications in evolution

    Genomic duplications are a type of mutation where genetic material is doubled within the genome of an organism, and they can be classified depending on their size and their original function.

  • Creative thinking in mathematics education

    Worldwide, there is a growing focus on creativity in education, driven by the understanding that creative thinking and learning are closely linked. This is also important when teaching arithmetic and maths.