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 2018

27 April at 09:00–12:00

Pierre de Flon - neurology

Dissertation Treatment with the monoclonal antibody rituximab in Multiple Sclerosis - a study based on an academic clinical trial

27 April at 13:00–16:00

Linda Johansson - reumatology

Dissertation Insight into processes preceding the onset of rheumatoid arthritis


May 2018

4 May at 09:00–12:00

Annica Backman - medicine

Dissertation Leadership, person-centred care and the work situtation of staff in Swedish nursing home.

9 May at 09:00–12:00

Anna Westerlund - public health

Dissertation The role of implementation science in healthcare improvement efforts: Investigating three complex interventions.

18 May at 09:00–12:00

Anandi Rajan - virology

Dissertation Capsid protein functions of human enteric adenovirus.

18 May at 09:00–12:00

Moses Tetui - Public Health Sciences

Dissertation Participatory Approaches to Strengthening District Health Managers' Capacity: Ugandan and Global Experiences

18 May at 10:00

Rikard Anton - Mathematics

Dissertation Exponential Integrators for Stochastic Partial Differential Equations.

18 May at 13:00–16:00

Farhan Shah - anatomy

Dissertation Neuromuscular injuries and pharyngeal dysfunction in snorers and sleep apnea patients.

25 May at 09:00–12:00

Alicia Edin - clinical microbiology

Dissertation Improved diagnosis and prediction for community-aquired pneumonia.

25 May at 13:00–16:00

Tora Dunås - medical science

Dissertation Blood flow assessment in cerebral arteries with 4D flow magnetic resonance imaging - An automatic atlas based approach.

31 May at 13:00–16:00

Mahmood Faraz - oncology

Dissertation Investigations of Leucin-rich repeats and immunoglobulin-like domain-proteins 1 and 2 (LRIG1 and LRIG2) and their genes in cancer.


June 2018

1 June at 09:00–12:00

Jessica Karlsson - pharmacology

Dissertation Endocannabinoid metabolism: regulation and therapeutic potential

1 June at 09:00–12:00

Lena Granlund - family medicine

Dissertation Vitamin D deficiency in Northern Sweden - a cross-sectional study of an immigrant population at latitude 63°, including an open partly randomized, controlled clinical trial studying the effect of supplementation with different doses of cholecalciferol.

1 June at 10:00

Anna Strandberg - Energy Technology with a focus on Thermal Process Chemistry

Dissertation Fuel conversion and ash formation interactions. A thermochemical study on lignocellulosic biomass.

1 June at 13:00

Artur Dingeldein - Chemistry

Dissertation Bax and oxidized phospholipids - a deadly complex: Apoptotic protein-lipid assemblies studied by MAS NMR spectroscopy.

1 June at 13:00–16:00

Mattias Pettersson - prosthetics

Dissertation On titanium release from dental implants and the inflammatory response.

1 June at 13:15

Joel Larsson - Mathematics

Dissertation On random satisfiability and optimization problems.

5 June at 13:00–16:00

Aziz Bitar - immunology

Dissertation Vibrio cholerae modulate the immune defense of human gut mucosae.

7 June at 09:00–12:00

Ann Jacobsson - nursing

Dissertation Exploring firefighter's health and well-being at work.

8 June at 09:00

Maria Lindfors - Educational Work

Dissertation "Knowledge is what you know, and if you don't know, you can always google it!" Students' epistemic beliefs in a science teaching context.

8 June at 09:00–12:00

Jenny Molin - nursing

Dissertation Time Together, a nursing intervention targeting everyday life in psychiatric inpatient care. Patient's and staff's perspectives.

8 June at 13:00–16:00

Parham Pourbozorgi Langroudi - medical biochemistry

Dissertation Insights into the Roles of the Essential Pfh1 DNA helicase in the Nuclear and Mitochondrial Genomes.

8 June at 13:00–16:00

11 June at 10:00–12:00

Dissertation: Magnus Larsson

Dissertation National environmental evaluation systems – guiding towards sustainability? Magnus Larsson, Department of Sociology, Umeå University


September 2018

14 September at 09:00–12:00

Mensura Junuzovic - forensic medicine

Dissertation Firearm deaths in Sweden. Epidemiology with emphasis on accidental deaths and prevention.


October 2018

5 October at 09:00–12:00

José Pedro Silva Lopes - medicine

Dissertation Innate immunity in the fungal microenvironment.


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