Keeping an eye on the brain of perinatally HIV-infected children

Thesis design

This book is the result of two and a half years of research, statistics, meetings, writing, rewriting, brainstorming, presenting, and diving head-first into the world of magnetic resonance imaging, optical coherence tomography, cytokine panels, to elucidate the effects of a devastating virus on the developing brain of children.

During the process of designing the cover and layout of my thesis, I let myself be inspired by the many angles from which you can approach the subject, visualized using different colors for each chapter and rotating tetrahedrons throughout the book. For the second chapter, I illustrated two figures that display mechanisms of brain damage at a cellular and structural level.

The book was printed by Gildeprint, and is available online through the Digital Academic Repository of the University of Amsterdam.