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

25 May at 13:00

Jonathan Fagerström - Energy Technology and Thermal Process Chemistry

Dissertation Fine particle emissions and slag formation in fixed-bed biomass combustion - aspects of fuel engineering.

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.

3 June at 10:00

Anteneh Assefa - Chemistry

Dissertation Tracing and apportioning sources of dioxins using multivariate patterns ercognition techniques.

4 June at 09:00–12:00

Lina Gyllencreutz - nursing

Dissertation To prevent without over-protecting - Children and senior Citizens injured during outdoor activitites.

4 June at 09:00

Margarida Figueiredo - Molecular Biology

Dissertation Epigenetics and targeting mechanisms in Drosophila melanogaster.

4 June at 13:00

Kristoffer Hagvall - Chemistry

Dissertation Characterization of aluminium in environmental systems using X-ray absoprtion and vibrational spectroscopy - The importance of organic matter.

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.

10 June at 09:00–12:00

Niklas Boman - sports medicine

Dissertation Building muscle and burning fat - translating training adaption.

10 June at 13:00

Martin Strandberg - Energy - Technology and Thermal Process Engineering

Dissertation From torrefaction to gasifaction: piolot scale studies for upgrading of biomass.

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 Where are the world's disease patterns heading? The challenges of epidemiological transition.

September 2015

8 September at 09:00–12:00

Dominique Schaakxs - anatomy

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

11 September at 09:00

Thaddaeus Wandera Egondi - Epidemiology and Public Health

Dissertation Health burdens of environmental exposures among the poor residents in Nairobi, Kenya - Making visible the invisible

18 September at 13:00–16:00

Anna Lena Wennberg

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

18 September at 13:00–16:00

Helena Blom - obstetrics and gynaecology

Dissertation Violence exposure among Swedish youth.

24 September at 09:00–12:00

Shrikant Shantilal Kolan - histology and cell biology

Dissertation Defining the role of CD47 and SIRPa in murine B cell Homeostasis.

25 September at 13:00–15:00

Hilda Härgestam Strandberg – English Literature

Dissertation Narrative Ethics in Nuruddin Farah's Trilogies

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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