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 2016

31 May at 09:00

Jesper Lindkvist - Experimental Physics

Dissertation Plasma Interactions with Icy Bodies in the Solar System.

June 2016

1 June at 10:00

Nicolas Boulanger - Physics

Dissertation Carbon nanotubes and graphene polymer composites for opto-electronic applications.

1 June at 14:00

Joan Stude - Experimental Physics

Dissertation Advanced plasma analyxer for measurements in the magnetosphere of Jupiter.

2 June at 09:00–12:00

Ryan Wagner - Global health

Dissertation The burden of epilepsy: Using population-based data to define the burden and model a cost-effective intervention for the treatment of epilepsy in rural South Africa

2 June at 09:00–12:00

Lars Berglund - physiotherapy

Dissertation Deadlift training for patients with mechanical low back pain. A comparison of the effects of a high-load lifting exercise and individualized low-load motor control exercises.

2 June at 13:00

Jenny Sullivan Hellgren - educational work, natural science

Dissertation Students as scientists - a study of motivation in the science classroom.

3 June at 09:00–12:00

Karin Nilsson - nursing

Dissertation Adherence to Venous Blood Specimen Collection Practice Guidelines Among Nursing Students and Healthcare Staff.

3 June at 09:00–12:00

Maria Garoff

Dissertation Carotid calcifications in panoramic radiographs in relation to carotid stenosis.

3 June at 13:00–16:00

Anna Bråndal

Dissertation Rehabilitation after stroke with focus on early supported discharge and post-stroke fatigue.

3 June at 13:00

Aleksandra Rybacka - Environmental Chemistry

Dissertation A step forward in using QSARs for regulatory hazard and exposure assessment of chemicals.

3 June at 14:00

Hélène Barthelemy - Ecology

Dissertation Herbivores influence nutrient cycling and plant nutrient uptake: Insights from tundra ecosystems.

7 June at 10:00

Franziska Bandau - Plant Physiology

Dissertation Importance of tannins for responses of aspen to anthropogenic nitrogen enrichment.

7 June at 13:15

Esteban Guerrero Rosero - Computer Science

Dissertation Representing and Reasoning about Human Complex Activities - An Activity-Centric Argumentation-Based Approach.

8 June at 09:00–12:00

Vahid M Harandi

Dissertation A muscle perspective on the pathophysiology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Differences between extraocular and limb muscles.

8 June at 10:00

Liem Nguyen Van - Chemistry

Dissertation Determination of mercury chemical specification in the presence of low molecular mass thiols and its importance for mercury methylation.

8 June at 13:00

Jing Wang - Ecology

Dissertation The genome signatures of adaptive evolution in Populus.

9 June at 09:00–12:00

Pär Gideonsson - medical biochemistry

Dissertation Heliobecter pylori: Molecular insights into regulation of adhesion properties.

10 June at 09:00–12:00

Hans Idenfors - psychiatry

Dissertation Young people's contact with healthcare before and after suicidal behaviour.

10 June at 09:00–12:00

Helena Nyström - geriatrics

Dissertation Parkinson's disease - the prodromal phase and consequences with respect to working life.

10 June at 13:00–16:00

Carl Hörnsten

Dissertation Stroke and depression in very old age.

15 June at 09:00–12:00

Charlotta Andersson

Dissertation Significance of Wilm's Tumor Gene 1 as a Biomarker in Acute Leukemia and Solid Tumors.

15 June at 09:00–12:00

Jagan Mohan

Dissertation Regulation of assembly and cell surface dynamics of caveolae.

15 June at 09:00–12:00

Regulation of assembly and cell surface dynamics of caveolae

Dissertation Jagan Mohan, is publicy defending his dissertation with the title: Regulation of assembly and cell surface dynamics of caveolae. Faculty opponent: Professor Oleg Shupliakov, Department of neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet Principal supervisor: Richard Lundmark

September 2016

2 September at 09:00–12:00

Lukas Bobinski - neurosurgery

Dissertation On evolution of intracranial changes after severe traumatic brain injury and its impact on clinical outcome.

9 September at 09:00–12:00

Mimmi Werner

Dissertation Regeneration of vestibular sensory epithelia in an in vitro model of rat.

9 September at 09:00–12:00

Irina Iakoleva

Dissertation Transthyretin Tetramer Stabilisers as target in Disease-modifying Therapy for Transthyretin-mediated Amyloidosis.

23 September at 13:00–16:00

Isil Keskin

Dissertation SOD, ORF and ALS: On the role of SOD1 and C9ORF72 in the pathogenesis of ALS.

28 September at 09:00–12:00

Björn Peters

Dissertation Clinical and quality aspects of native and transplant kidney biopsies in Sweden.

30 September at 09:00–12:00

Peter Flank

Dissertation Spinal cord injuries in Sweden - studies on Clinical check-ups.

30 September at 09:00–12:00

Radha Thyagarajan

Dissertation Anomalies in humoral immunity in the NOD mouse - contribution to the initiation of Type 1 Diabetes.

30 September at 13:00–16:00

Chao Wang

Dissertation Role of pro-inflammatory S100A9 protein in amyloid-neuroinflammatory cascade in Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain injury´.

October 2016

7 October at 09:00–12:00

Eva Randell - epidemiology and global health

Dissertation Adolescent boys health - managing emotions, masculinities and subjective social status.

11 October at 09:00–12:00

Hairu Yang - molecular biology

Dissertation Drosophila muscles regulate the cellular immune response against wasp infection.

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