Preliminary research

In preparation of the research programme a total of 10 students from Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam and Leiden University conduct several preliminary research projects. These projects are input for the Immmunowell Position Paper on Immune Fitness and of course for the research programme itself. The projects are listed below:

Basti, Marlou, Hugo en Thom van de UU

Basti, Marlou, Hugo and Thom, Utrecht University

Who: Four students from the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Utrecht Universtity
Supervision: Aletta Kraneveld and Anje te Velde (Focus Group Science Immunowell, resp. UU en UvA)
Research content: Literature search for cohorts and other initiatives that is linked to the research that Immunowell is setting up. An overview of cohorts and initiatives including what they measure, used methods and databases will be made.
Purpose: The overview of cohorts and initiatives (including what they measure, used methods and databases) is input for de Immunowell Position Paper (beginning 2016) and for an a priori model on Immune Fitness.
Timeline: 7 oct untill 11 nov 2015

Who: Medical Student at University of Amsterdam and two students Health, Medical en Neuropsychology at Leiden Universtity
Supervision: Andrea Evers (Reflection Group Science Immunowell, UL), Anje te Velde and Lilian Jans-Beken (Focus Group Science Immunowell, resp. UvA en OU)
Research content: Allthough at different universities all students form a team. There are some differences in approach:
(1) Master Thesis (UvA) on psychologal determinants for immune fitness focusing on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
(2) Systematic Review on psychologal determinants for immune fitness
Purpose: Creating a basis for the link between immune fitness and psychologal determinants and an overview of the most relevant determinants in that respect.
Timeline: nov 2015 untill june 2016

Who: Medical Student at University of Amsterdam
Supervision: Anje te Velde (Focus Group Science Immunowell, UvA)
Research content: How can we apply the Participatory Narrative Inquiry method (PNI, used at Platform ImmunoWeb) effectively and scientifically in our research programme on immune fitness?
Purpose: Creating a scientific basis to link experiental knowledge to scientific research on immune fitness.
Timeline: nov 2015 untill june 2016

Who: Medical Student at University of Amsterdam
Supervision: Anje te Velde (Focus Group Science Immunowell, UvA)
Research content: Which subtypes of immune responses are there?
Purpose: Input for an a priori model on Immune Fitness.
Timeline: nov 2015 untill june 2016

Who: Student Medical Computer Science at University of Amsterdam
Supervision: Anje te Velde (Focus Group Science Immunowell, UvA)
Research content: Short Master internship on Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) in Immunological Data.
Purpose: How is complex adaptive system analysis applicable to the human immune system?
Timeline: nov untill dec 2015

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