PhD-student guidance:

2017 – present : Carlos G. Urzua, PhD-student, project: POINTING, towards patient-tailored cancer immunotherapy supported by a multifaceted predictive signature composed of integrative omics and molecular imaging.

2017 – present : Vincent Leeuwenburgh, PhD-student, project: Developing Activity-Based Probes to Dissect and Monitor Altered Metabolism in Cancer Cells.

2016 – present : Arkajyoti Bhattacharya, PhD-student, project: Mining big data to improve biologically personalized therapeutics for cancer patients.

2016 – present : Pascal K.C. Jonker, PhD-student, project: The identification and validation of new biomarkers in thyroid carcinoma.

2016 – present : Rico D. Bense, MD/PhD-student, project: Identifying therapeutic targets and modulators of therapy efficacy in breast cancer subgroups.

2016 – present : Xiaojuan Zhao, PhD-student, project: Esophageal cancer.

2015 – present : Thijs T. Wind, PhD-student, project: Imaging and therapeutic targets in melanoma.

2015 – present : Saskia Hanemaaijer, PhD-student, project: New treatment options in head and neck cancer.

2015 – present : Sergi Guerrero, PhD-student, project: Replication stress in tumors.

2014 – present : Stephanie van Gijn, PhD-student, project: The next step towards improved outcome for patients with genomically unstable tumors (NEXT-GEAR). Bas Mulder Award, Alpe d’HuZes/Dutch Cancer Society.

2014 – 2017 : Elmira Hartmans, PhD-research; Supervisors: J.H. Kleibeuker, G.M. van Dam, R.S.N. Fehrmann, W.B. Nagengast; Title of thesis: A new frontier in the field of gastroenterology: Fluorescence Molecular Endoscopy.


2015 – present : Elles Wierenga, lab technician.

Research Clerkships guidance:

2017 : Jorrit Bakker, MSc-thesis; Supervisors: B. Plank, R.S.N. Fehrmann; Title: Predicting the primary origin of Cancer of Unknown Primary using mRNA expression profiles and machine learning.

2016 : Carlos G. Urzua Traslavina, MSc-thesis; Supervisor: R.S.N. Fehrmann; Title: Transcriptional profiles of cancers with unkown primary tumor. (continued as PhD-student)

2015 : Rico D. Bense, MSc-thesis; Supervisors: C.P. Schröder, R.S.N. Fehrmann; Title: Target-finding in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer based on Genomic Instability: a Meta-Analysis. (continued as PhD-student)

2014 : Christiaan Serbanescu-Kele, MSc-thesis; Supervisors: B.E.C. Plaat, S.F. Oosting, R.S.N. Fehrmann; Title: Genomic instability is a prognostic maker in head and neck cancer.

Research guidance:

2015 – 2016 : Pascal K.C. Jonker, MD, project: The identification and validation of new biomarkers in thyroid carcinoma. (continued as PhD-student).