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 2016

12 February at 09:00–12:00

Ellinor Larsson

Dissertation Promoting social activities and participation among seniors: Exploring and evaluating social and Internet-based occupational therapy interventions

12 February at 09:00–12:00

Sarwar Mahmood - orthopaedics

Dissertation Leg length discrepancy and femoral-offset after total hip arthroplasty: Clinical and radiologisal studies.

19 February at 09:00–12:00

Niklas Boman

Dissertation Building muscle - a translation of training adaption.

19 February at 10:00

Michael Albers - Organic Chemistry

Dissertation Synthesis and Investigation of bacterial effector molecules.

19 February at 13:00–16:00

Anna Winberg - pediatrics

Dissertation Epidemiology of food hypersensititvity in school children: validation by double-blind placebo-controlled food challenges and biomarkers.

26 February at 09:00–12:00

Marie Honn - molecular biology

Dissertation The oxidative stress response of Francisella tularensis.

26 February at 10:00

Manuela Milan - Environmental Science

Dissertation Long-term development of subalpine lakes: effects of nutrients, climate and hydrological variability as assessed by biological and geochemical sediment proxies..

March 2016

4 March at 13:00

Sacha Escamez - Plant physiology, cell and molecular biology

Dissertation Xylem cells cooperate in the control of lignification and cell death during plant vascular development.

8 March at 09:00–12:00

Erika Boman - nursing

Dissertation Inner strenght as a health resource among older women.

18 March at 09:00–12:00

Tobias Stenlund - physiotherapy

Dissertation Seated postural reactions to mechanical shocks - Laboratory studies with relevance for risk assessment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders among drivers.

18 March at 12:00–15:00

Aslak Rautio - medicine

Dissertation Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Risk. Epidemiology, etiology and intervention.

18 March at 13:00–16:00

Gunnar Nilsson

Dissertation Ischaemic heart disease - risk assessment, dianosis and secondary preventive treatment in primary care, with special reference to the relevance of exercise ECG.

18 March at 13:00–16:00

Annelie Holgersson

Dissertation Preparedness for mass-casualty attacks on public transportation.

21 March at 10:15–12:15

Karyn Sandström – språkdidaktik

Dissertation Peer Review Practices of L2 Doctoral Students in the Natural Sciences

April 2016

1 April at 10:00

Daniela Alejandra Figueroa - Ecological Microbiology

Dissertation Bacterioplankton in the Baltic Sea: Influence of allochthonous organic matter and salinity.

8 April at 13:00–16:00

Anette Lundqvist

Dissertation Nutritional aspects of behaviour and biology during pregnancy and postpartum.

8 April at 13:00–16:00

Maria Gustafsson - geriatrics

Dissertation Optimizing drug therapy among old people with dementia - the role of clinical pharmacists.

15 April at 09:00–12:00

Mats Wadsten - orthopaedics

Dissertation Distal radius fractures - aspects on radiological and clinical outcome and evaluation of a new classification system.

15 April at 09:00–12:00

Helena Claesson Lingehall - nursing

Dissertation Delirium in older people undergoing cardiac surgery - incidense, risk factors, consequences and assessments.

15 April at 13:00–16:00

Helena Backman - public health

Dissertation Lung function and prevalence trends in asthma and COPD.

22 April at 09:00–12:00

Maria Liljeholm

Dissertation Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anemia type III (CDA III) diagnostics, genetics and morbidity.

29 April at 09:00–12:00

Thorbjörn Holmlund - otorhinolaryngology

Dissertation Evaluation of surgical methods for sleep apnea and snoring.

May 2016

12 May at 10:00

Lotta von Sydow - Biochemistry

Dissertation The Auxiliary membrane proteins in the chloroplast of Arabidopsis thaliana.

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.

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.

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.

27 May at 13:00–16:00

Maud Stenberg

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

June 2016

10 June at 09:00–12:00

Hans Idenfors - psychiatry

Dissertation Young people's contact with healthcare before and after suicidal behaviour.

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