Past PhD Defenses :

Jochen Lamote - 08/09/2017
Pseudorabies Virus Passage across the Basement Membrane and Modulation of Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Activation
Evelien Kiekens - 20/09/2016
Escherichia coli O157:H7 and lactoferrin modulate immunity in cattle
Joanna Rybarczyk - 23/03/2016
Lactoferrin, a novel strategy for clearing Escherichia coli O157:H7 colonization in cattle
Yu Luo - 29/02/2016
Role of IL-17 in intestinal immunity against enterotoxigenic E.coli infections in pigs
Kim Baert - 17/12/2015
APN-targeted β-glucan microparticles for oral immunisation
Ut Nguyen Van 19/11/2015
The complexity of the small intestinal F4 Escherichia coli receptors in pigs and its role in immunization
Korneel Grauwet 24/09/2015
A licence to kill: Interaction of alphaherpesviruses with Natural Killer (NK) cells
Thary Jacob 28/10/2015
Effects of pseudorabies virus US3 protein kinase on actin and actin-controlling proteins
Bakr Ahmed 27/01/2015
Lactococcus lactis as a vector for oral delivery: the case of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli
Delfien Verhelst 13/10/2014

Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii and immune responses in Belgian Sheep
Ph.D. Philippe Bellot 10/01/2013
New strategies for oral immunization: targeting soluble antigens or delivery of particles to the intestinal mucosa.
Ph.D. Adelheid Joris 02/03/2012
Prevalence, Characterization and long-term follow up of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli and TTSS-specific antibodies in cattle.
Ph.D. Vikram Virdi 28/09/2012
Oral passive immunization of weaned piglets against F4-positive enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli by in seed produced antibodies.
Ph.D. Pedro De La Fé Rodriguez 27/02/2012
Insights into the epidemiology of enteropathogens of young pigs raised in Cuban piggeries.
Ph.D. Nina Van Opdenbosch 14/12/2012
A triple entente? Interplay between alphaherpesviruses and interferon in sensory neuronal cells.
Ph.D. Eva Sonck 31/05/2011
Immunomodulation of porcine leukocytes and dendritic cells by -beta(1,3) glucans
Ph.D. Maryam Atef Yekta 10/01/2011
New strategies for prevention of E. coli O157:H7 infection in sheep.
Ph.D. Kris Vande Walle 22/12/2010
Insights in the immune response against E. coli O157:H7 infection in sheep.
Ph.D. Thesis Bert Devriendt 07/06/2010
Interaction of porcine intestinal epithelial cells and dendritic cells with enterotoxigenic E. coli virulence factors and immune complexes.
Ph.D. Edith Stuyven 10/05/2010
Modulation of immune responses in domestic animals by oral administration of β-1,3/1,6-glucans.
Ph.D. Céline Van den Broeke 30/11/2009
The mechanism of pseudorabies virus US3-mediated actin rearrangements.
Ph.D. Petra Tiels 20/02/2008
FedF as oral vaccine against F18+ Escherichia coli infections in piglets.
Ph.D. Annelies Coddens 15/10/2008
Expression and molecular characterization of the receptor for F18+ Escherichia coli in pigs.
Kristien Rasschaert, 2008

Identification of a novel F4 receptor involved in endocytosis and transcytosis.
Vesna Melkebeek, 2007.
Optimization of a DNA vaccine in pigs.
Tanya de Bruin, 2006. 
Immunopathological Mechanisms in Dogs with Rupture of the Cranial
Cruciate Ligament. 
Tine Verfaillie, 2005.
Cytokine responses and DNA vaccination in the pig.
Frank Verdonck, 2004.
F4 fimbriae and its adhesin FaeG as a mucosal carrier for a heterologous antigen or peptide.
Patricia Cliquet, 2004.
Development of immunodetection assays for penicillins and sulfonamides in food of animal origin.
Veerle Snoeck, 2004.
Targeting intestinal induction sites for oral immunisation of piglets against F4+ Escherichia coli infection.
Yves Van der Stede, 2003.
Modulation of a systemic induced immune response towards a mucosal one in pigs using 1,25(OH)2D3 and CpG-motifs.
Hilde De Rooster, 2001.
Cranial cruciate disease in the dog :contributions to etiology, diagnosis and treatment.
Wim Van den Broeck, 1999.
Induction of mucosal immunity by oral administration of F4.