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

May 2015

8 May at 09:00–12:00

Robert James Buckland - medical biochemistry

Dissertation DNA precursor asymmetries, Mismatch Repair and their effect on mutation specificityinst.

8 May at 13:00–16:00

Mari Bonde - molecular biology

Dissertation Structure and function of the Borrelia burgdorferi Porins, P13 and P66.

8 May at 13:00

Joseph Mumba Zulu - Public Health

Dissertation Integration of national community-based health worker programmes in health systems. Lessons learned from Zambia and other low and middle income countries

8 May at 13:00

Annika Manni - Educational work with a focus on science

Dissertation Emotions, understandings, and values - Student's meaning-making in school activities regarding environmental and sustainability issues.

13 May at 09:00–12:00

Ellinor Holmberg - obstetrics and gynaecology

Dissertation Allopregnaolone effects on food intake and weight gain.

22 May at 09:00–12:00

Jonas Aléx - nursing

Dissertation Cold exposure and thermal comfort among patients in prehospital emergency care.

22 May at 09:00–12:00

Helena Schock - pathology

Dissertation Hormone concentrations during pregnancy and maternal risk of epithelial ovarian cancer.

22 May at 13:00–16:00

Lisa Martinsson - oncology

Dissertation Quality improvement in palliative care – the role of a national quality register and perceptions of information during palliative chemotherapy.

22 May at 13:00

Catarina Andersson - Educational work with a focus on mathematics

Dissertation Professional development in formative assessment: Effects on teacher classroom practice and student achievement.

26 May at 10:15

Emadeldeen Hassan - Computational Science and Engineering

Dissertation Topology Optimization of Antennas and Waveguide Transitions.

27 May at 13:00–16:00

Andreas Stomby - medicine

Dissertation Brain function and glucocorticoids in obesity and type 2 diabetes including effects of Lifestyle.

28 May at 10:00

Rickard Degerman - Ecology

Dissertation Response by marine food webs to climate-induced changes in temperature and inflow of allochtonous organic matter.

28 May at 13:30

Venkata Prabhakar Soudham - Chemistry

Dissertation Biochemical conversion of biomass to biofuels.

29 May at 09:00–12:00

Maria Nelson - Molecular Biology

Dissertation Host Responses to Malaria and Bacterial Co-infections.

29 May at 09:00–12:00

Mikael Brink - rheumatology

Dissertation Presence of immunological markers preceding the onset of rheumatoid artritis.

29 May at 13:00–16:00

Mona Olofsson - cardiology

Dissertation Heart failure in elderly with focus on diagnosis and prognosis.

June 2015

3 June at 09:00–12:00

Anne Wickström - neurology

Dissertation Work ability in multiple sclerosis. The impact of immunomodulating treatments and adjusted working conditions.

4 June at 09:00–12:00

Lina Gyllencreutz - nursing

Dissertation Injuries among children and senior citizens sustained in outdoor environments, perceptions of risks and primary preventive strategies.

4 June at 09:00

Margarida Figueiredo - Molecular Biology

Dissertation Epigenetics and targeting mechanisms in Drosophila melanogaster.

5 June at 09:00–12:00

Magnus Carlsson - sports medicine

Dissertation Physiological demands of competetive elite cross-country skiing.

5 June at 10:00–13:00

Maria Joanna Niemiec - molecular biology

Dissertation Neurophils versus pathogenic fungi - through the magnifying glass of nutritional immunity.

5 June at 13:00–16:00

Johan Iraeus - Surgical and Perioperative Sciences

Dissertation Stochastic finite element simulations of real Life frontal crashes - with empahsis on chest injury mechanisms in near-side oblique loading conditions.

5 June at 13:00–15:00

James Barret – modern language literature with specialization in English

Dissertation The Ergodie Revisited: Spatiality as a governing principle of digital literature

5 June at 14:00–17:00

Tomas Carlsson - sports medicine

Dissertation The importance of body-mass exponent optimization for evaluation of performance capability in cross-country skiing.

8 June at 10:00–12:00

Hilda Härgestam Strandberg – English Literature

Dissertation Narrative Ethics in Nuruddin Farah's Trilogies

10 June at 09:00–12:00

Niklas Boman - sports medicine

Dissertation Building muscle and burning fat - translating training adaption.

11 June at 09:00–12:00

Andreas Hult - sports medicine

Dissertation Towards a detailed understanding of the red blood cell storage lesion and its consequences for in vivo survival following transfusion.

11 June at 15:00–17:00

Hanna Outakoski – Language Studies

Dissertation Multilingual literacy among young learners of North Sámi: Contexts, complexity and writing in Sápmi

12 June at 09:00–12:00

Xingru Li - clinical chemistry

Dissertation Wilms' tumour gene 1 in different types of cancer.

12 June at 09:00–12:00

Christoph Spang - anatomy

Dissertation The plantaris tendon in relation to the Achilles tendon in midportion Achilles tendinopathy - Studies on morpholy, innervation and signalling substances.

12 June at 09:00–12:00

Gudrun M Johansson - physiotherapy

Dissertation Clinical and kinematic assessments of upper limb function in persons with post-stroke symptoms.

12 June at 13:00–16:00

Pia Näsvall - surgery

Dissertation Parastomal hernia: investigation and treatment.

12 June at 13:00–16:00

Ailiana Santosa - epidemiology and public health

Dissertation Towards a better understanding of epidemiological transition, based on Sweden's experience.

September 2015

8 September at 09:00–12:00

Dominique Schaakxs - anatomy

Dissertation Stem cells for nerve repair and prevention of muscle atrophy.

18 September at 13:00–16:00

Anna Lena Wennberg

Dissertation Diet and dietary counseling during pregnancy - women and midwives experiences.

October 2015

2 October at 09:00–12:00

Maria Härgestam - nursing

Dissertation Communication in interdisciplinary teams.

2 October at 09:00–12:00

Damini Chand

Dissertation Mechanistic implications and characterization of Anaplastic lymphomakinase (ALK) mutations in neuroblastoma.

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