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Ger T. Rijkers supervised over 35 PhD-Students in completing their theses, on this website a list from 2005 up to now.


  • April 28th, 2016 Promotor

    PhD-student Drs. Nicole Rutten: Gut microbiota in early life and its impact on allergic diseases.

    Utrecht University


  • January 23rd, 2015 Co-promotor

    PhD-student Drs. Jacoline Gerritsen: The genus Romboutsia: Genomic and functional characterization of novel bacteria dedicated to life in the intestinal tract.

    Wageningen University


  • November 4th, 2014 Promotor

    PhD-student Drs. Suzan Paulien van Mens: Interactions between Streptococcus pneumoniae and the human host.

    Utrecht University


  • May 31st, 2013 Promotor

    PhD-student Drs. Hilde Remmelts: Immunomodulation in community-acquired pneumonia.

    Utrecht University


  • February 9th, 2012 Co-promotor

    PhD-student Drs. Sabine C. Meijvis: Strategies to improve clinical management of community-acquired pneumonia.

    Utrecht University


  • April 21st, 2011 Co-promotor

    PhD-student Drs. Bjorn Herpers: MBL and L-ficolin: levels and genotypes in community-acquired pneumonia.

    Utrecht University

  • February 22nd, 2011 Co-promotor

    PhD-student Drs. Marcel Veltkamp: Sensing of pathogens by Toll-like receptors in sarcoidosis.

    Utrecht University


  • November 30th, 2010 Co-promotor

    PhD-student Drs. Dodi Safari: The immunogenicity of synthetic carbohydrate based vaccine (neoglycoconjugate) against Streptococcus pneumoniae and the development of gold glyconanoparticles as a new carrier vaccine.

    Utrecht University

  • 28 juni 2010 Co-promotor

    Promovenda Drs. Aafke Meerveld-Eggink: Response to vaccination in patients immunocompromised due to asplenia, allogeneic stem cell transplantation or chemotherapy.

    Utrecht University


  • 10 november 2009 Co-promotor

    Promovenda Drs. Titia Niers: Probiotic bacteria and atopic diseases – Clinical, microbial and immunological aspects.

    Utrecht University


  • 29 mei 2008 Co-promotor

    Promovenda Drs. Loes M. Kuijk: Mechanisms of inflammation in mevalonate kinase deficiency.

    Utrecht University

  • 20 maart 2008 Co-promotor

    Promovendus Wilco de Jager: Cytokines in Arthritis: Pathogenesis, biomarkers, and therapeutic targets.

    Utrecht University


  • 11 september 2007 Co-promotor

    Promovenda Drs. Ankie van der Velden:
    Antibody responses to vaccination and immune function in patients with haematological malignancies.
    Studies in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and autologous stem cell transplant

    Utrecht University


  • 7 december 2006 Co-promotor

    Promovendus Drs. Paul van Minnen: Acute Pancreatitis: Surgery, Pathophysiology and Probiotic Prophylaxis

    Utrecht University (Promotores: Prof.dr.H.G. Gooszen, Prof.dr. L.M.A. Akkermans, Co-promotor: Dr. M. Visser)

  • 12 januari 2006 Co-promotor

    Promovendus Ir. Harro Timmerman: Multispecies Probiotics – Composition and Functionality

    Utrecht University (Promotores: Prof.dr.ir. A.C. Beynen, Prof.dr.ir. F.M. Rombouts en prof.dr. L.M.A. Akkermans)


  • 22 november 2005 Co-promotor

    Promovenda Drs. Sylvia Kamphuis: T cell
    epitope profiling in chronic inflammation. Perspectives
    for tailormade medicine.
    Utrecht University (Promotor: Prof. dr. W. Kuis, Co-promotor: Dr. B.J. Prakken)

  • 11 november 2005 Co-promotor

    Promovenda Drs. Selma Wiertsema: Innate
    and Adaptive Immunity in Otits Media
    Utrecht University
    (Promotor: Prof. dr. E.A.M. Sanders)

  • 20 januari 2005 Externe referent
    en opponent

    Promovendus Drs. A. Jeurissen
    Universiteit Leuven