Defended Ph.D. theses

2019

Study of the upper respiratory tract microbiota and the potential of probiotics for the management of chronic rhinosinusitis.

Defended by: Ilke De Boeck
Supervisor: prof. dr. ir. Sarah Lebeer
Co-supervisor: prof. dr. Olivier Vanderveken

The Characterisation Of Lactobacillus Glycoconjugates And Their Interplay With Candida

Defended by: Camille Allonsius
Supervisor: prof. dr. ir. Sarah Lebeer
Co-supervisor: prof. dr. ir. Peter Delputte

Topical Lactobacillus applications for modulation of the vaginal and skin microbiota

Defended by: Eline Oerlemans
Supervisor: Prof. dr. ir. Sarah Lebeer
Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gilbert Donders

A genome-based view on lactobacilli and their role in the carrot juice fermentation process

Defended by: Sander Wuyts
Supervisors: Prof. dr. ir. Sarah Lebeer and Prof. dr. ir. Luc De Vuyst
Co-supervisors: Prof. dr. ir. Bart Lievens and Prof. dr. Stefan Weckx

2018

Interplay of bacterial endotoxins and transition metals in the inflammatory capacity of airborne particulate matter

Defended by: Serena Moretti
Supervisor: prof. dr. ir. Sarah Lebeer

In vitro and in vivo probiotic potential of Lactobacillus spp. for otitis media.

Defended by: Marianne van den Broek
Supervisor: prof. dr. Sarah Lebeer

Recombinant Lactobacillus rhamnosus for allergen-specific immunotherapy in murine models of birch pollen allergic asthma

Defended by: Irina Spacova
Supervisors: prof. dr. ir. Sarah Lebeer and prof. dr. ir. Jos Vanderleyden
Co-supervisors: prof. dr. Jan Ceuppens and dr. Mariya Petrova

Interactions between phyllosphere bacteria and urban air pollution

Defended by: Wenke Smets
Supervisor: prof. dr. Sarah Lebeer
Co-supervisor: prof. dr. Siegfried Denys

Unraveling the role of lactobacilliin the vaginal barrier function and HSV-2 transmission

Defended by: Elke Lievens
Supervisors: prof. dr. ir. Sarah Lebeer and prof. dr. ir. Jos Vanderleyden
Co-supervisor: prof. dr. Dominique Schols and dr. Mariya Petrova

2015

The role of pili on Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG in the interaction with macrophages and other immune cells

Defended by: Cynthia Vargas GarcĂ­a
Supervisors: prof. dr. ir. Sarah Lebeer, prof. dr. ir. Jos Vanderleyden, and prof. dr. Dominique Bullens

Glycoproteins in probiotic bacteria

Defended by: Hanne Tytgat
Supervisors: prof. dr. ir. Sarah Lebeer, prof. dr. ir. Jos Vanderleyden, and prof. dr. Joris Winderickx

2014

Molecular analysis of the interaction between the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and intestinal epithelial cells.

Defended by: Marijke Segers
Supervisors: prof. dr. ir. Sarah Lebeer and prof. dr. ir. Jos Vanderleyden

Molecular study of mannose binding lectin(s) of lactobacilli and their potential as HIV trap.

Defended by: Malik Shweta
Supervisors: prof. dr. ir. Sarah Lebeer, prof. dr. ir. Jos Vanderleyden, and prof. dr. Jan Balzarini

Nanoscale study of pili from the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG

Defended by: Prachi Tripathi
Supervisors: prof. dr. ir. Sarah Lebeer, prof. dr. ir. Jos Vanderleyden, and Prof. dr. Yves DufrĂȘne

2013

Molecular and Functional Analyses of Lectins in Lactobacillus Rhamnosus.

Defended by: Mariya Petrova
Supervisors: prof. dr. ir. Sarah Lebeer, prof. dr. ir. Jos Vanderleyden, and prof. dr. Jan Balzarini