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

April 2017

28 April at 09:00–12:00

Dina Popova - pharmacology

Dissertation In vitro cellular models for neurotoxicity studies.

28 April at 12:30

Peter Mathisen - Ecology

Dissertation Environmental factors selecting for predation resistant and potentially pathogenic bacteria.

May 2017

4 May at 09:30

Francisco Rivera de Vasconcelos - Ecology

Dissertation Effects of warming and browning on benthic and pelagic ecosystem components in shallow lakes

5 May at 09:00–12:00

Ida Lundberg - pathology

Dissertation Molecular understanding of KRAS and BRAF mutated colorectal cancers.

12 May at 09:00–12:00

Per Sandén - angiology

Dissertation Efficacy and safety of warfarin treatment in venous thromboembolic disease.

12 May at 09:00–12:00

Rao Jonna Venkateswara - medicial biochemistry

Dissertation Class I Ribonucleotide Reductases: overall activity regulation, oligomerization and drug targeting.

15 May at 09:00–12:00

Juha Piltti - Cell biology

Dissertation Responses of fibroblasts and chondrosarcoma cells to mechanical and chemical stimuli.

17 May at 09:00–13:00

Vasyl Skrypnychuk - Experimental physics

Dissertation Vertical charge transport in conjugated polymers.

19 May at 09:00–12:00

Matias Hannuksela - anestesiology

Dissertation Familial thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections - studies on genotpe and phenotype.

19 May at 09:00–12:00

Susanne Huch - Molecular Biology

Dissertation Spatial control of mRNA stability in yeast.

19 May at 13:00–16:00

Lars Nygård Skalman - medical biochemistry

Dissertation Pathogen entry mechanisms and endocytic responses to plasma membrane damage.

19 May at 13:00–16:00

Cecilia Högberg - medicine

Dissertation Diagnosing colorectal cancer i primary care. The value of symptoms, faecal immunochemical tests, faecal calprotectin and anaemia

23 May at 13:00–16:00

Anna Lövgren - clinical oral physiology

Dissertation Recognition of temporomandibular disorders in dentistry. Validity and outcome of three screening questions, 3Q/TMD.

24 May at 09:00–12:00

Christofer Åström - occupational and environmental medicine

Dissertation Health effects of heatwaves - short and long term predictions.

26 May at 13:00

I Yung - Electrical engineering with control specialisation

Dissertation Automation of Front End Loaders: Electronic Self Leveling and Payload Estimation.

June 2017

1 June at 13:00

Alzira Manuel - Educational Work

Dissertation Non-Formal Vocational Education and Training in Mozambique: Contexts, policies, pedagogies and contradictions.

1 June at 13:00–16:00

Christian Spoerry - molecularbiology

Dissertation Streptococcal immunoglobulin degrading enzymes of the IdeS and IdeF family.

2 June–21 June

Nicola Sgaramella - pathology

Dissertation Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue: studies of biomarkers connected to HPV infection, epithelial to mesenchymal transition and locoregional metastasis

2 June at 09:00–12:00

Åsa Danielsson-Borssén - gastroenterology

Dissertation Autoimmune hepatitis - life, death and in-between

2 June at 13:00–16:00

Elena Lundberg - pediatrics

Dissertation Growth hormone responsiveness in children. Results of Swedish multicenter clinical trials in growth hormone treated children.

2 June at 13:15

Amir Khodabakhsh - Experimental Physics

Dissertation Fourier transform and Vernier spectroscopy using optical frequency combs.

9 June at 09:00–12:00

Patrik Brynolfsson - radiation physics

Dissertation Applications of statistical methods for quantitative magnetic resonance imaging.

9 June at 10:00

Yaozong Li - Computational chemistry

Dissertation Understanding molecular mechanisms of protein tyrosine kinases by molecular dynamics and free energy calculations.

13 June at 13:00

Sofie Areljung - Educational work

Dissertation Outside the experiment box: Knowledge production, time, and matter in preschool science teaching.

September 2017

8 September at 09:00

Cecilia Lindgren - Chemistry

Dissertation Design Strategies for New Drugs Targeting Multicomponent Systems – Focusing on Class II MHC Proteins and Acetylcholinesterase.

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