The board of the Central PhD Council consists of six members representing the different faculties of the University of Amsterdam.
PhD candidates of the AMC are united in their own PhD candidate association APROVE. Below you will find information about the current board members of the Central PhD Council.
Debby ten Hove is a PhD candidate at the Research Institute of Child Development and Education (RICDE). Her research focuses on the use of interrater reliability coefficients for (inter)dependent data. The aim of her project is to investigate and develop interrater reliability coefficients that are useful for social and behavioural research. Debby started her PhD project in September 2018, and has represented the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences in the Central PhD Council since November 2019.
Danuta Mazurel is a PhD candidate at the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam (ACTA). She studies the use of oral biofilms for the prevention of caries, using in vitro model systems that incorporate the complex microbial communities in the mouth. She started her PhD in January 2019. As of March 2020, she is representing the joint faculties of dentistry of the University of Amsterdam and the VU Amsterdam.
Ioana Neamtu is a PhD candidate in macro-finance at the department of Macro and International Economics. Her research focuses on banking regulation, and her current projects focus on contingent convertible bonds (CoCos), a novel security which acts as debt and converts into equity or it is written down in case the bank is in distress. She analyses both theoretical and empirical capital structure effects on CoCo issuance choices. Ioana started her PhD in September 2017, and has represented FEB in the Central PhD Council since March 2018.
Wouter van Elburg is a PhD Candidate at the Amsterdam School of Historical Studies (ASH). His research focuses on the historical development of Dutch residential architecture. By typological analysis of floor plans he aims to create an overview of the morphological development of different rooms within the Dutch home of ca. 1500-2000. Wouter started his research in December 2017 and has represented the Faculty of Humanities within the Central PhD Council since January 2019.
Wiebe Hommes is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG). He studies the history of how the Netherlands received the European Convention on Human Rights, in the period 1945-2018. By showing how domestic actors engaged with these European human rights and placing the law in its historical context, the different meanings of the Convention can be reconstructed over time. Wiebe started his research in September 2017 and represents the Faculty of Law in the Central PhD Council.
Lisa Teichmann is a PhD candidate at the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences. Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms that are leading to the development of de novo resistance upon exposure to sub-lethal concentrations of antimicrobial agents. By knocking out different genes involved in stress-induced pathways in Escherichia coli, she is trying to investigate the impact of these cellular mechanisms on the acquisition of antimicrobial resistance. Lisa started her PhD in October 2019 and joined the Central PhD Council board as the FNWI's representative in March 2020.