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 2017

1 September at 09:00–12:00

Kanyiva Muindi - Epidemiology and public health

Dissertation Air pollution in Nairobi's slums: Sources, levels and lay perceptions

8 September at 09:00

Cecilia Lindgren - Chemistry

Dissertation Probing Non-Covalent Interactions in Protein-Ligand Complexes.

15 September at 09:00–12:00

Alireza Labani Motlagh - immunology

Dissertation Immune modulation in serious epithelial ovarian cancer: focus on the role of tumor-derived exosomes.

15 September at 09:00–12:00

Laila Daerga - Public Health

Dissertation Health aspects among reindeer herders in Sweden - living in two worlds

15 September at 13:00–16:00

Niklas Höglund - cardiology

Dissertation Atrial fibrillation - treatment, associated conditions and quantifications of symptoms.

22 September at 09:00–12:00

Svitlana Vdovikova - molecular microbiology

Dissertation Roles of membrane vesicles in bacterial pathogenesis.

22 September at 09:00

Yang Zhou - Molecular Biology

Dissertation Regulation of pre-mRNA splicing and mRNA degradation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

22 September at 09:00–12:00

Ulf Nilsson - cardiology

Dissertation Cardiovascular aspects on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

27 September at 09:00–12:00

Juha Prittinen - cell biology

Dissertation Studies on various culture systems for chondrocytes and osteoblasts.

28 September at 09:00–12:00

Elin Forsgren - neurology

Dissertation Using patient-derived cell models to investigate the role of misfolded SOD1 in ALS.

29 September at 09:00–12:00

Sabine Björk - nursing

Dissertation Exploring resident thriving in Swedish nursing homes.

29 September at 09:00–12:00

Jonas Hansson - public health

Dissertation Mind the Blues: Swedish police officers mental health in the forced deportations of unaccompanied refugee children.

29 September at 13:00

Niklas Zechner - Computing Science

Dissertation A novel approach to text classification.

29 September at 13:00–16:00

Lars Jonasson

Dissertation Aerobic training and healthy brain aging. Cognition, brain structure, and dopamine.

29 September at 13:00–16:00

Lars Jonasson - cognitive neuroscience

Dissertation Aerobic training and healthy brain aging. Cognition, brain structure and dopamine

October 2017

6 October at 09:00–12:00

Björn Pilebro - cardiology

Dissertation The Heart in Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloidosis.

6 October at 09:00–12:00

Åsa Svedmark - physiotherapy

Dissertation Neck pain in women. Effect of tailored treatment and impact of work environment.

13 October at 09:00–12:00

Anna Brydsten - Public Health

Dissertation Yesterday once more? Unemployment and health inequality across the life course

13 October at 09:00–12:00

Davide Vanoli - medicine

Dissertation Vascular ultrasound in the assessment of carotid atherosclerosis.

19 October at 13:00

Malin Larsson - Environmental Chemistry

Dissertation Computational methods for analyzing dioxin-like compounds and identifying potential aryl hydrocarbon receptor ligands.

20 October at 13:00

Katarina Åberg - Energy engineering and thermal process chemistry

Dissertation Biomass conversion through syngas-based biorefineries: Thermochemical process integration opportunities.

27 October at 09:00–12:00

Johanna Sundqvist - public health

Dissertation Forced repatriation of unaccompanied asylum-seeking refugee children - towards an interagency model.

November 2017

10 November at 09:00–12:00

Hans Löfgren - child and adolescent psychiatry

Dissertation Effects of psychosocial preventive family programs in a general population.

23 November at 09:00–12:00

Grzegorz Pietz - immunology

Dissertation Innate immunity of human intestinal epithelium in childhood celiac disease - Influences from celiac disease associated bacteria and dietary oats.

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