PhD defence L. (Lana) Fani
- Prof.dr. M.A. Ikram
- Prof.dr. M.K. Ikram
On Tuesday 6 April 2021, L. Fani will defend her PhD dissertation, entitled: ‘Mechanisms Underlying Dementia and Stroke; an immunity and inflammation perspective’.
The etiological similarity between dementia and stroke was already suggested in Alois Alzheimer’s first major article on dementia, describing that those cases of atrophy without recognizable infarcts were due to microscopic infarcts. The similarity between dementia and stroke has been further confirmed by the evidence of substantial drops of dementia in high-income countries where stroke incidence and mortality has declined substantially. But what the exact underlying mechanism is of these two diseases is yet unknown. In this thesis, I examine immunity and inflammation as potential common mechanisms connecting dementia and stroke.
Due to corona, the PhD defences do not take place publicly in the usual way in the Senate Hall or in the Professor Andries Querido Room. The candidates will defend their dissertation either in a small group or online.