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

September 2014

19 September at 10:00–13:00

Björn Morén - medical biochemistry

Dissertation Caveolae associated proteins and how they effect caveolae dynamics.

19 September at 10:15

Fotios Kasolis - Computational Sciences and Engineering

Dissertation The Material Distribution Method: Analysis and Acoustics Applications.

19 September at 13:00–16:00

Kristin Ahlm - forensic medicine

Dissertation Traffic and drowning incidents with emphasis on the role of alcohol and drugs.

25 September at 10:00

Patrick Ehlers - Experimental Physics

Dissertation Further development of NICE-OHMS – an ultra-sensitive frequency-modulated cavity-enhanced laser-based spectroscopic technique for detection of molecules in gas phase.

26 September at 09:00–12:00

Martin R. Schmid - molecular biology

Dissertation Toll-mediated cellular immune response in Drosophila melanogaster.

26 September at 10:00

Eva Weidemann - Chemistry

Dissertation Waste Incineration Residues - Persistent organic pollutants in flue gas and fly ash from waste incineration.

30 September at 13:00–16:00

Elisabet Sonntag-Öström - public health

Dissertation Forest for rest - recovery from exhaustion disorder.

October 2014

3 October at 09:00–12:00

Christina Storm Mienna

Dissertation Temporomandibular disorders among Sami women. Perspectives based on an epidemiological survey with mixed methods.

3 October at 09:00

Philge Philip - Molecular Biology

Dissertation Engelsk titel: Mining DNA Elements Involved in Targeting of Chromatin Modifiers.

10 October at 09:00–12:00

Camilla Brorsson - anaesthesiology

Dissertation Trauma - logistics and stress response.

10 October at 09:00–12:00

Curt Löfgren - Epidemiology and Global Health

Dissertation Catastrophic health expenditure in Vietnam. Studies of problems and solutions.

24 October at 09:00–12:00

Jennifer Crowe - Epidemiology and Global Health

Dissertation Heat exposure and health outcomes in Costa Rican sugarcane harvesters

28 October at 09:00–12:00

David Olsson - environmental medicine

Dissertation Adverse effects of exposure to air pollutants during fetal development and early life – with focus on pre-eclampsia, preterm delivery and childhood asthma.

30 October at 10:00–12:00

Marta Mendonca - Educational Work

Dissertation Developing Teaching and Learning in Mozambican Higher Education - A study of the Pedagogical Development Process at Eduardo Mondlane University.

November 2014

7 November at 09:00–12:00

Maria Sehlin - physiotherapy

Dissertation Resistance breathing with PEP and CPAP. Effects on respiratory parameters.

14 November at 09:00–12:00

Alison Hernandez - public health

Dissertation Enabling the performance of nurses in rural Guatemala: The role of relationships.

14 November at 09:00–12:00

Fredrik Brännström - surgery

Dissertation Aspects on structural factors in colon and rectal cancer surgery.

28 November at 09:00–12:00

Annika Hagenbjörk-Gustafsson - environmental medicine

Dissertation Validation of diffusive samplers for nitrogen oxides, and applications in different environments.

28 November at 13:00–16:00

Tej Ram Jat - public health

Dissertation Maternal health and health care in Madhya Pradesh state of India: an exploration using a human rights lens.

December 2014

5 December at 09:00–12:00

Hanna Nord - molecular medicine

Dissertation The role of Six1 in muscle stem cells and the establishment of fast-twitch muscle fibres.

5 December at 13:00–16:00

Åsa Maria Gustafsson - pulmonary medicine

Dissertation Respiratory and immunological effects following inhalation to engineered nanoparticles.

5 December at 13:00–16:00

Anders Behrens - neurology

Dissertation Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus - a new computerized neuropsychological test battery and assessment of intracranial pulsatility and pressure.

10 December at 13:00–16:00

Urban Ekman

Dissertation Functional brain imaging of cognitive status in Parkinson's disease.

12 December at 13:00–16:00

Elisabeth Bruce - nursing

Dissertation Support for families living with a child with congenital heart defects: Parents perspective.

February 2015

6 February at 10:00

Karolina Broman – Chemistry education

Dissertation Chemistry: Content, Context and Choises. Towards students' higher order problem solving in upper secondary school.

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