On the 22nd of March 2011, M.L. Zandvliet defended his thesis entitled ‘Adoptive immunotherapy for viral infections after allogeneic stem cell transplantation’ at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. The research described in this thesis was supervised by professor H.-J. Guchelaar, PharmD, professor J.H.F. Falkenburg, MD, and Dr. P. Meij, PhD. The most important findings of his thesis research are summarised in this report.

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