Upcoming Theses

When a postgraduate student or doctoral candidate completes their studies, he or she is required to produce an academic thesis to be defended in public. This defence, called a dissertation, is the final phase in obtaining the degree after approval by the judging body. Upcoming defences of disputations and the most recent theses at Umeå University can be found in the links to the right.

Dissertations to be defended

February 2018

23 February at 09:00

Kristin Blum - Analytical Chemistryi

Dissertation Targeted and untargeted analysis of organic contaminants from on-site sewage treatment facilities. Removal, fate and environmental impact.

23 February at 09:00–12:00

Josefin Starnberg - pediatrics

Dissertation Neurodevelopment and cardiovascular risk in 7-year old children born with marginally low birth weight.

23 February at 13:00–16:00

Johan Ljungberg - cardiology

Dissertation Cardiovascular risk factor in aortic stenosis.

28 February at 10:00

Srikanth Revoju - Chemistry

Dissertation Molecular Design, Synthesis and Performance Evaluation of Phenothiazine-based Small Molecules for Efficient Organic Solar Cells.

March 2018

2 March at 09:00–12:00

Katarina Tomic - urology and andrology

Dissertation Data quality in the National prostate cancer register, NPCR.

2 March at 10:00

Cathrin Veenaas - Computational Science and Engineering with specialisation in Chemistry

Dissertation Developing tools for non-target analysis and digital archiving of organic urban water pollutants.

2 March at 13:15

Alexey Klechikov - fysik

Dissertation Graphite Oxides for preparation of graphene related materials: structure, chemical modification and hydrogen storage properties.

16 March at 10:00

Zhao Wang - Technical Chemistry

Dissertation Recalcitrance of Wood to Biochemical Conversion - Feedstock Properties, Pretreatment, Saccharification, and Fermentability.

16 March at 13:00

Henrik Hagman - Energy engineering and Thermal Process Chemistry

Dissertation Thermochemical Conversion of Challenging Biomass in a 50MWth CFB Boiler – Co-firing, Ash Transformation, Process Control, Corrosion, and Materials Selection.

28 March at 09:00–12:00

Nitin Gangane - public health

Dissertation Breast cancer in rural India: Knowledge, attitudes, practices: delays to care and quality of life.

April 2018

6 April at 09:00–12:00

Kristina Hörnberg - rheumatology

Dissertation Aspects of physical activity in Rheumatoid arthritis. Associations with inflammation and cardiovascular risk factors.

6 April at 10:00

Biyue Tan - Ecology

Dissertation Genomic selection and genome-wide association studies to dissect quantitative traits in forest trees.

13 April at 09:00–12:00

Mariam Shirdel - occupational and environmental medicine

Dissertation Measuring occupational dust exposure with a passive sampler.

20 April at 09:00–12:00

Alexander Shayesteh Afshar- dermatologogy and venereology

Dissertation Primary hyperhidrosis. Prevalence and impacts for the individual.

27 April at 09:00–12:00

Pierre de Flon - neurology

Dissertation Treatment with the monoclonal antibody rituximab in Multiple Sclerosis - a study based on an academic clinical trial

May 2018

18 May at 09:00–12:00

Anandi Rajan - virology

Dissertation Capsid protein functions of human enteric adenovirus.

18 May at 09:00–12:00

Moses Tetui - Public Health Sciences

Dissertation Participatory Approaches to Strengthening District Health Managers' Capacity: Ugandan and Global Experiences

18 May at 10:00

Rikard Anton - Mathematics

Dissertation Exponential Integrators for Stochastic Partial Differential Equations.

June 2018

1 June at 09:00–12:00

Jessica Karlsson - pharmacology

Dissertation Endocannabinoid metabolism: regulation and therapeutic potential

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