Congratulation to the following BASS members, who defended a sleep-related PhD thesis.

(Bass members who'd like to send in their picture and an abstract of the thesis are welcome to do so:

Julie Vanderlinden

Promotors: Prof. dr. Jannique van Uffelen, Prof. dr. Filip Boen

Title: The relation between physical activity and sleep in older adults: the associations with movement behaviours and effects of a real-life lifestyle program

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Leuven University

Fré Bauters

Promotors: Prof. Dr. E. Rietzschel, Prof. Dr. K. Hertegonne

Title: Sleep apnea in the general population: Phenotype, risk factors, burden of disease & sex-differences

Thursday 01 July 2021

Ghent University

Sara Op de Beeck

Promotors: Prof. dr. O.M. Vanderveken, Prof. dr. A. Wellman, Prof. dr. J.A. Verbraecken,  Em. Prof. dr. P.H. Van de Heyning

Title: Pathophysiological Endotyping in Patients Treated with a Mandibular Advancement Device and Upper Airway Stimulation for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Friday 02 October 2020

University of Antwerp

Chloé Kastoer

Promotors: prof. dr. O. Vanderveken and prof. dr. P. Van de Heyning

Title: Imaging in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: focus on drug-induced sleep endoscopy for patient selection and prediction of treatment success

Wednesday 04 July 2018

University of Antwerp

Merijn van der Laar

Promotors: Prof. A.P. Aldenkamp, Prof. Dr. D.A. Pevernagie
Copromotor: S. Overeem

May 2017

University of Maastricht

Title: Individual differences in insomnia:
Implications of psychological factors for diagnosis and treatment

Annelies Verbruggen

Promotors: Prof. dr. P. Van de Heyning, Prof. dr. O. Vanderveken 

University of Antwerp

January 2017

Title: New insights in oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.

Marie Bruyneel

Promotors: Prof. dr. J. Levy, Prof. dr. V. Ninane 


September 2015

Title: Ambulatory diagnostic and monitoring techniques for sleep disordered breathing

Tim Willemen

Promotors: Prof. dr. ir. Sabine Van Huffel, Prof. dr. ir. Jos Vander Sloten, Prof. dr. ir. Bart Haex

Leuven University

February 2015

Title: Biomechanics based analysis of sleep

Marijke Dieltjens

Promotor: Prof. M. Braem, Prof. O. Vanderveken
Copromotor: prof. Van de Heyning

Antwerp University 

December 2014

Title: Novel Approaches on Compliance, Titration and Sleep Position to Optimize the Therapeutic Outcome of Oral Appliance Therapy in Patients with Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Gisèle Maury

Promotors: Prof. Eric Marchand, Prof. Robert Poirrier


November 2014

Title: Added value of mandible movement assessment in the management of adult sleep disordered breathing

Gimbada Benny Mwenge

Promotor: Prof. D. Rodenstein
Copromotor: Prof. G. Liistro


September 2014

Title: Early phase assessment of therapeutic devices and of a new treatment for patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea.


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