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

December 2015

4 December at 09:00–12:00

Monika Francis

Dissertation Regulation of GRAF1 membrane sculpting function during cell movement.

4 December at 09:00–12:00

Berit Edvardsson

Dissertation "There's nothing wrong with me - it's the building." A study of factors for prognosis and encounter focusing on sick building syndrome.

4 December at 10:00

Charles Lue - Experimental Physics

Dissertation Solar Wind Proton Interactions with Lunar Magnetic Anomalies and Regolith.

4 December at 12:00–15:00

Johan Niklasson - geriatric medicine

Dissertation Morale in very old people with focus on stroke, depression and survival.

11 December at 09:00–12:00

Anna-Clara Rullander - nursing

Dissertation Adolescents' experiences of undergoing scoliosis surgery, psychological aspects and patterns of pain.

11 December at 09:00

Carsten Meyer-Jacob - Environmental Science

Dissertation Infrared spectroscopy as a tool to reconstruct past lake-ecosystem changes: Method development and application in lake-sediment studies.

11 December at 13:00

Lina Mörén - Chemistry

Dissertation Metabolomics and proteomics studies of brain tumors - chemometric bioinformatics approach.

11 December at 13:00

Andrii Dmytryshyn - Computing Science

Dissertation Tools for Structurered Matrix Computations: Stratifications and Coupled Sylvester Equations.

14 December at 09:00–12:00

Anaïs Le Rhun - molecular biology

Dissertation Multifaceted RNA-mediated regulatory mechanisms in Streptococcus pyogenes.

18 December at 09:00

Magnus Thorlacius - Ecology

Dissertation Round goby invasion of the Baltic Sea: the role of phenotypic variation.

18 December at 13:00

Long Vo Pham - Chemistry

Dissertation Oxidation and reduction reactions of the water-oxidizing complex in photosystem II.

21 December at 09:00–12:00

Marta Sloniecka

Dissertation Neuropeptides and neurotransmitters in keratocytes - importance in corneal wound healing processes.

January 2016

15 January at 09:00–12:00

Bharat Randive - Public health

Dissertation Study of conditional cash transfer programme Janani Suraksha Yojana for promotion of institutional births: Studies from selected provinces of India

15 January at 13:00–16:00

Ava Hosseinzadeh - molecular biology

Dissertation Modulation of neutrophil extracellular trap in health and disease.

21 January at 10:15

Mina Sedaghat - Distributed Systems

Dissertation Cluster scheduling and management for large-scale computer clouds.

22 January at 09:00–12:00

David Hägg - dermatology and venerology

Dissertation Psoriasis in Sweden - observational studies from an epidemiological perspective.

22 January at 10:00

Marina Becher - Physical Geography

Dissertation Crygogenic processes in a changing climate.

22 January at 13:00–15:00

Martin Maripuu - psychiatry

Dissertation Hypocortisolism in recurrent affective disorders.

26 January at 09:00–12:00

Janne Ylärinne

Dissertation Production of neocartilage tissues using primary chondrocytes.

29 January at 09:00–12:00

Camilla Sandberg - physiotherapy

Dissertation Physical performance, physical activity, body composition and exercise training in adults with congenital heart disease.

February 2016

4 February at 09:00–12:00

Christopher Andersson - molecular biology

Dissertation Regulatory pathways and virulence in Listeria monocytogenes.

12 February at 09:00–12:00

Ellinor Larsson

Dissertation Promoting social activities and participation for seniors: Exploring and evaluation 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 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.

April 2016

8 April at 13:00–16:00

Anette Lundqvist

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

15 April at 13:00–16:00

Helena Backman - public health

Dissertation The epidemiology of obstructive airway diseases and evaluation of reference equations for lung function.

29 April at 09:00–12:00

Thorbjörn Holmlund - otorhinolaryngology

Dissertation Evaluation of surgical methods for sleep apnea and snoring.

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