Past defences

06 Jul 2018

PhD defence Michel Kaswa

Diagnosis of Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) tuberculosis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

University of Antwerp, Wilrijk
Meeting of pregnant women affected by GDM (gestational diabetes mellitus) discussing nutrition at their health centre with their midwife.

27 Jun 2018

PhD defence Bettina Utz

Positioning gestational diabetes in low resource settings: From fragmentation towards integration

VUB, Brussels
Thesis cover page

25 Jun 2018

PhD defence Jasna Loos

Know your epidemic, know your response. The case of the HIV epidemic among sub-Saharan African migrants in Flanders, Belgium

University of Antwerp, Wilrijk
GeneXpert MTB/RIF

15 Jun 2018

PhD defence Mulualem Tadesse Jano

Improving the diagnosis of tuberculosis in hard to diagnose populations: Clinical evaluation of GeneXpert MTB/RIF and alternative approaches in Ethiopia

University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Wilrijk
Irina holding her thesis

15 Jun 2018

PhD defence Irina Matetovici

The dynamic interplay between Trypanosoma brucei and the tsetse fly vector revealed by transcriptome analysis

University of Antwerp, Antwerpen
Migrant workers in North West Ethiopia

30 May 2018

PhD defence Charles Abongomera

Challenges in clinical management of visceral leishmaniasis patients in East Africa

University of Antwerp, Wilrijk
Bart Cuypers

23 May 2018

PhD defence Bart Cuypers

A systems biology approach for a comprehensive understanding of molecular adaptation in Leishmania donovani

University of Antwerp, Antwerpen
Teshale Sori Tolera

16 May 2018

PhD defence Teshale Sori Tolera

Study on Tick-Borne Pathogens and Tick-Borne Diseases Using Molecular Tools with Emphasis on Anaplasma spp. and Ehrlichia spp. in Ticks and Domestic Ruminants in Ethiopia

Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Merelbeke
Sandfly having blood meal

03 May 2018

PhD defence Issam Bennis

Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Morocco: psychosocial burden and simplified diagnosis

University of Antwerp, Wilrijk
David Hendrickx

30 Apr 2018

PhD defence David Hendrickx

Revealing the public health significance of skin infections among Aboriginal children living in the Pilbara: A call to action in Western Australia

University of Western Australia
Fragment of 'La Gran Tenochtitlan' (1945) by Diego Rivera

05 Apr 2018

PhD defence Gerardo Zavala Gómez

Intestinal parasites, inflammation and nutritional status in Mexican children

VU Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Alexandre Delamou

29 Mar 2018

PhD defence Alexandre Delamou

Towards a fistula free generation: lessons learned from long-term follow-up of women after obstetric fistula repair in Guinea

ULB, Bruxelles
Cover of the thesis

27 Mar 2018

PhD defence Sofía Mira Martínez

A new mechanism of antimalarial drug resistance regulated at the epigenetic level

Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal, Barcelona
Tom Platteau

09 Feb 2018

PhD defence Tom Platteau

How to improve HIV prevention? Development, implementation and evaluation of combination prevention interventions among key populations.

Open Universiteit, Heerlen, Heerlen
Looking for blackfly larvae on the vegetation

06 Feb 2018

PhD defence Adam Hendy

Blackfly ecology and Onchocerca volvulus transmission in three formerly hyperendemic foci in Uganda, Tanzania and Cameroon

University of Antwerp, Antwerpen
Lovo, one of the study villages in the rural health zone of Kimpese, Bas-Congo Province, DRC

19 Jan 2018

PhD defence Joule Madinga Ntwan

Epidemiology of polyparasitism with schistosomes, Taenia solium and soil-transmitted helminths in co-endemic settings of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Université Catholique de Louvain, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert (Bruxelles)
High resolution image of an infected macrophage

16 Jan 2018

PhD defence Franck Dumetz

Role of the gene dosage in the acquisition of antimony resistance in Leishmania donovani: experimental evidence

University of Antwerp, Antwerpen
T. pallidum, the bacteria that causes syphilis

08 Dec 2017

PhD defence Kara Osbak

Contemporary syphilis epidemics: efforts to improve syphilis diagnostics

Auditorium S1, Universiteit Antwerpen, Wilrijk
Tick

24 Nov 2017

PhD defence Marvelous Sungirai

Ixodid ticks parasitising cattle in Zimbabwe: Ecology and management

Ghent University, Gent
Vietnam

23 Nov 2017

PhD Defence Dao Thi Ha Thanh

Epidemiology of Opisthorchis spp. in Central Vietnam

Ghent University, Merelbeke
Fifteen year old mother with newborn in Bangladesh.

17 Nov 2017

PhD defence A.S.M. Shahabuddin

Exploring Maternal Health Care-seeking Behavior of Married Adolescent Girls in Bangladesh and Nepal

VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam
3D illustration of bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis

23 Oct 2017

PhD defence Nana Akua Boatema Ofori-Anyinam

Towards improved understanding of M. tuberculosis complex strain differences in The Gambia.

Promotiezaal Grauwzusters, University of Antwerp, Antwerpen
Trypanosoma congolense

04 Oct 2017

PhD defence Eliane Tihon

Study of the genetic diversity of Trypanosoma congolense and its resistance to the drug Isometamidium Chloride

University of Antwerp, Antwerpen
People on a Nepalese road.

26 Sep 2017

PhD defence Subash Thapa

Social Epidemiology of HIV Infection Among Wives of Nepalese Labor Migrants: Explaining the Context and Complexity

Aula Van der Eecken, Leuven

26 Jul 2017

PhD defence Pierre Mukadi Kaningu

External quality assessment as a tool to assess the performance of the laboratory diagnosis of malaria and sleeping sickness among diagnostic laboratories in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Université de Lubumbashi , Lubumbashi
Schistosoma parasite eggs in human bladder tissue (c) Wikimedia Commons

05 Jul 2017

PhD defence of Nele Boon

Evolutionary epidemiology of schistosomiasis in the Senegal River Basin: Linking parasite genetics with human infection and disease

Zoological Institute (groot auditorium 02.21), KU Leuven, Leuven
Plasmodium falciparum-infected red blood cell (center), illustrating adhesion protein

27 Jun 2017

PhD defence of Hong Van Nguyen

Contribution of molecular tools to malaria elimination in Vietnam

University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, auditorium R.019, gebouw R, Wilrijk
Community ART groups in Mozambique

16 Jun 2017

PhD defence of Tom Decroo

Community-based ART in sub-Saharan Africa: lessons learnt from Community ART Groups in Tete province, Mozambique

Auditorium Kinsbergen, Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), Edegem
mycobacterium tuberculosis (c) CDC

13 Jun 2017

PhD defence of Willy Ssengooba

Consequences of Mycobacterium tuberculosis genetic diversity in the context of HIV co-infection for laboratory diagnosis of tuberculosis in Africa

Agnietenkapel of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam

12 May 2017

PhD defence of Florian Vogt

Operational challenges during the scale-up of antiretroviral therapy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Promotiezaal, Building Q, Campus Drie Eiken, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk

09 May 2017

PhD defence Charlotte Gryseels

Resistant humans, mosquitos and parasites in Cambodia: producing contested evidence for malaria elimination strategies in the margins of a repellent trial

Agnietenkapel of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Women in Burkina Faso

09 May 2017

PhD defence Marc-Christian Tahita

Case management and control of malaria in pregnancy: case of Burkina Faso.

Promotion Room, Campus Drie Eiken, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk
Agricultural work in The Gambia

09 May 2017

PhD defence Joseph Okebe

From control to elimination: reducing residual malaria transmission in The Gambia.

Promotion Room, Building Q, Campus Drie Eiken, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk

27 Apr 2017

PhD defence Heng Somony

Impact of the National Malaria Control Program and an Interventional trial with topical repellents on the burden of malaria disease in Ratanakiri Province, Cambodia

Promotion Room, Campus Drie Eiken, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk

29 Nov 2016

PhD defence of Josefien van Olmen

Care for chronic diseases in low income countries

University of Amsterdam

20 Oct 2016

PhD defence of Larissa Otero

Pulmonary tuberculosis case detection in a medium incidence middle-income country

Ghent University

09 Sep 2016

PhD Defence of Upendra Bhojani

Enhancing care for urban poor with chronic conditions in India

Ghent University, Ghent