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 2016

13 May at 09:00–12:00

Mallappa Kolar - anatomy

Dissertation Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells and injections of microRNA as therapeutics for nervous system repair.

13 May at 09:00–12:00

Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells and injections of mikroRNA as therapeutics for nervous system repair.

Dissertation Mallappa Kolar, Department of integrative medical biology, is publicly defending his dissertation. Faculty opponent: Elisabeth Åkesson, Division of neurobiology, Department of neurobiology, care sciences and society, Karolinska institutet Principal supervisor: Lev N. Novikov

13 May at 10:00

Magnus Lindh - Computing Science

Dissertation Evolution of plants: A mathematical perspective.

13 May at 10:00

Anna-Karin Westman -Educational work

Dissertation Meetings of meaning making in the science classroom.

13 May at 13:00–16:00

Viqar Showkat Banday - immunology

Dissertation Metab-immunanalysis of the non-obese diabetic mouse.

19 May at 09:00–12:00

Kamilu Karaye - medicine

Dissertation Clinical characteristics and prognosis of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy.

20 May at 09:00–12:00

Vijay Kumar Jidigam - molecular medicine

Dissertation BMP - a key signaling molecule in specification and morphogeneis of sensory structures.

20 May at 13:00–16:00

Frida Karlsson Videhult - pediatrics

Dissertation Effects of early probiotic supplementation in a pediatric setting. Focus on body composition, metabolism and inflammation.

20 May at 13:00–16:00

Hanibal Hani Adamo

Dissertation TINT, new field of prostate cancer diagnostic and prognostic markers.

23 May at 13:00–16:00

Andreas Tyler

Dissertation Targeting Gb3 and apoptos-related proteins to overcome cisplatin resistance.

26 May at 09:00–12:00

Christoffer Nord - molecular medicine

Dissertation The colours of diabetes - advances and novel applications of molecular optical techniques for studies of the pancreas.

26 May at 13:00–16:00

Åsa Dorell - nursing

Dissertation Consolation through family health conversations - experiences and the effects of a family system nursing intervention.

27 May at 09:00–12:00

Maria Lindqvist

Dissertation Experiences of couselling on physical activity during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes mellitus - screening ond pregnancy outcomes.

27 May at 09:00–12:00

Annasara Lenman

Dissertation Adenovirus-host interactions: implications for tropism and therapy.

27 May at 13:00–16:00

Maud Stenberg

Dissertation Severe traumatic brain injury - Clinical course and prognostic factors.

27 May at 13:00–16:00

Hanna Israelsson Larsen

Dissertation Comorbidity and vascular risk factors associated with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus: the INHP-CRasH study.

27 May at 13:00

Sofie Knutsson - kemi

Dissertation Towards Mosquitocides for the Prevention of Vector-Borne Diseases. Discovery and Development of Acetylcholinesterase 1 Inhibitors.

30 May at 10:15

Esubalewe Lakie Yedeg - Computational Science and Engineering

Dissertation Analysis, Control and Design optimization of Engineering Mechanics Systems.

31 May at 09:00

Jesper Lindkvist - Experimental Physics

Dissertation Plasma Interactions with Icy Bodies in the Solar System.

June 2016

1 June at 14:00

Joan Stude - Experimental Physics

Dissertation Advanced plasma analyxer for measurements in the magnetosphere of Jupiter.

2 June at 09:00–12:00

Ryan Wagner - Global health

Dissertation The burden of epilepsy: Using population-based data to define the burden and model a cost-effective intervention for the treatment of epilepsy in rural South Africa

2 June at 09:00–12:00

Lars Berglund - physiotherapy

Dissertation Deadlift training for patients with mechanical low back pain. A comparison of the effects of a high-load lifting exercise and individualized low-load motor control exercises.

2 June at 13:00

Jenny Sullivan Hellgren - educational work, natural science

Dissertation Students as scientists - a study of motivation in the science classroom.

3 June at 09:00–12:00

Karin Nilsson - nursing

Dissertation Adherence to guidelines regarding venous blood specimen collection practice among nursing students and healthcare staff.

3 June at 09:00–12:00

Maria Garoff

Dissertation Carotid calcifications in panoramic radiographs in relation to carotid stenosis.

3 June at 10:00

Hélène Barthelemy - Ecology

Dissertation Herbivores influence nutrient cycling and plant nutrient uptake: Insights from tundra ecosystems.

3 June at 13:00–16:00

Anna Bråndal

Dissertation Rehabilitation after stroke with focus on early supported discharge and post-stroke fatigue.

3 June at 13:00

Aleksandra Rybacka - Environmental Chemistry

Dissertation A step forward in using QSARs for regulatory hazard and exposure assessment of chemicals.

7 June at 10:00

Franziska Bandau - Plant Physiology

Dissertation Effects of anthropogenic nitrogen enrichment, and genetic variability in condensed tannin productions on growth, biomass allocation, tissue chemistry, and litter decomposition.

7 June at 13:15

Esteban Guerrero Rosero - Computer Science

Dissertation Representing and Reasoning about Human Complex Activities - An Activity-Centric Argumentation-Based Approach.

8 June at 09:00–12:00

Vahid M Harandi

Dissertation A muscle perspective on the pathophysiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Differences between extraocular and limb muscles.

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