PhD defence S. (Symen) Ligthart


Prof.dr. M.A. Ikram


Dr. A. Dehghan

Wednesday 19 Feb 2020, 15:30 - 17:00
PhD defence
Professor Andries Querido room
Education Center
Erasmus MC
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On Wednesday 19 February 2020, S. Ligthart will defend his PhD dissertation, entitled: ‘Molecular Epidemiology of Inflammation. Link with Type 2 Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease’.

Inflammation plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease (CHD). C-reactive protein (CRP) is a sensitive marker of inflammation and has been of major interest in epidemiological studies of diabetes and CHD. In this thesis, we aimed to study the link between inflammation and diabetes and CHD with the use of genetic and epigenetic information. For this, we used data from population based cohort studies and collaborated with numerous studies worldwide in large consortia.

The public defence will take place at the Prof. Andries Queridoroom, 3rd floor Education Center, Erasmus MC. The ceremony will begin exactly at 15.30 hrs. In light of the solemn nature of the ceremony, we recommend that you do not take children under the age of 6 to the first part of the ceremony.

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