Utrecht Center for Quantitative Immunology

PhD students

  • Mariona Baliu-Pique': Quantification of Lymphocyte dynamics in health and disease
  • Chris van Dorp: Immuno-epidemiological models of chronic infections.
  • Sai Gadhamsetty: How many target cells are killed per CTL per day?
  • Bram Gerritsen: Estimating the diversity of the T cell repertoire.
  • Ioana Niculescu: Spatial models of CTL migration in the skin.
  • Hilde Spits: Death rate of HIV-1 infected cells in Long Term Non Progressors
  • Vera van Hoeven: Deuterium labeling and thymus transplantation
  • Rutger Woolthuis: Immuno-epidemiological models of acute infections.

Former PhD students and members

  • Christian Althaus: current home page
  • Ineke den Braber: post-doc at Utrecht University
  • Paola Carrillo Bustamante:Postdoctoral researcher at Mathematical Immunology group, in Heidelberg University
  • Jorg Calis: Rockefeller University in New York
  • Vitaly Ganusov: current home page
  • Tendai Mugwagwa: Research associate at Imperial College London
  • Joost Beltman: current home page
  • Xiangyu Rao: Researcher Bioinformatics at Rijk Zwaan
  • Boris Schmid: see ResearchGate
  • Hanneke van Deutekom: Postdoc at Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam
  • Henk-Jan van den Ham: Computational Immunologist, Bioinformatician, Rotterdam
  • Liset Westera: Postdoctoral researcher at Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam

Key publications

  • Closing the gap between T-cell life span estimates from stable isotope-labeling studies in mice and humans. Westera L, Drylewicz J, den Braber I, Mugwagwa T, van der Maas I, Kwast L, Volman T, van de Weg-Schrijver EH, Bartha I, Spierenburg G, Gaiser K, Ackermans MT, Asquith B, de Boer RJ, Tesselaar K, Borghans JA. Blood. 2013 Sep 26;122(13):2205-12. doi: 10.1182/blood-2013-03-488411.
  • Virus encoded MHC-like decoys diversify the inhibitory KIR repertoire. Carrillo-Bustamante P, Kesmir C, de Boer RJ. PLoS Comput Biol. 2013;9(10):e1003264. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003264
  • Quantitating lymphocyte homeostasis in vivo in humans using stable isotope tracers. Westera L, Zhang Y, Tesselaar K, Borghans JA, Macallan DC. Methods Mol Biol. 2013;979:107-31. doi: 10.1007/978-1-62703-290-2_10.
  • Maintenance of peripheral naive T cells is sustained by thymus output in mice but not humans. den Braber I, Mugwagwa T, Vrisekoop N, Westera L, Mogling R, de Boer AB, Willems N, Schrijver EH, Spierenburg G, Gaiser K, Mul E, Otto SA, Ruiter AF, Ackermans MT, Miedema F, Borghans JA, de Boer RJ, Tesselaar K. Immunity. 2012 Feb 24;36(2):288-97. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2012.02.006.