Thesis Defenses

Thesis defense talks are held by Ph.D. candidates after having submitted their thesis. The talk is public, given in English and will last about 45 minutes. It is followed by an oral exam in the presence of the 3 examiners and the candidate alone. The audience is thus asked to leave the lecture hall after the talk.

Thesis Defense Schedule 2018

Date Time Room Speaker Title
03/16/2018 2:00 pm L-121/123, 6th floor, Wagistrasse 12, Schlieren Anna Mallone Tissue Engineered Constructs to Model Early and Late-Stage Atherosclerosis
04/27/2018 3:00 pm L-121/123, 6th floor, Wagistrasse 12, Schlieren

Vinod Udayar

Membrane trafficking pathways in the production and clearance of the Alzheimer's disease Aβ  peptide in neurons and in microglia
05/30/2018 9:00 am ETH Main Building,
Rämistrasse 101,
Floor F,
Room 33.1
Sarah Motta Transcatheter Off-the-shelf Tissue Engineered Heart Valve: Optimization of Valve Design Toward a Favorable Host Cell Response
06/19/2018 4:00 pm FoundersLab, 9th floor, Wagistrasse 12, Schlieren Sabine Probst APP nuclear signaling and transcriptional regulation is mediated by Fe65 and Tip60
11/14/2018 3:00 pm TBA Frances-Catherine Quevenco TBA
01/23/2019 2:00 pm L-121/123, 6th floor, Wagistrasse 12, Schlieren Mrityunjoy Mondal TBA


Completed Doctoral Dissertations 2017

Dr. sc. nat. Debora Kehl

Titel: Characterization of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for their Use in Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine

Dr. sc. nat. Julian Hermann Birnbaum

Title: Modeling Sporadic Alzheimer’s Disease with Induced Pluripotent
Stem Cells and Mechanisms of A
β-Induced Synaptic Toxicity

Dr. sc. nat. Jiri Marinus Gerardus van Bergen

Title: MRI-PET for Investigating Cerebral Iron-Load and Associated Pathology in Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease

Completed Doctoral Dissertations 2016

Dr. sc. nat. Sonja Grinschgl
Title: Regulation of NMDA Receptor Subunit Composition and Synaptic Alterations by the APP Intracellular Domain (AICD) in Hippocampal Neurons

Dr. sc. nat. Rebecca Derungs
Title: The role of the adaptor protein p66Shc in Alzheimer's disease-related pathology and cognitive dysfunction

Completed Doctoral Dissertations 2015

Dr. phil. Andrea Maria Kälin
Title: Evaluation of a cognitive and a morphometric marker for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease

Dr. sc. nat. Fabian Wirth
Title: Therapeutic approaches in animal models of human protein misfolding diseases

Dr. sc. nat. Manuel Tobias Gersbacher
Title: Proteasomal degradation of the APP intracellular domain (AICD) and regulation of its nuclear signaling

Dr. sc. nat. Garima Thakur
Title: α-Synuclein – unconventional secretion and homeostatic regulation

Dr. sc. nat. Claudia Späni
Title: Role of the adaptive immune system in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease

Dr. med. Helena Elsa Hermann
Title: Decision-making capacity: the enigmatic gatekeeper for patients’ right to self-determination