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

March 2015

31 March at 13:00

Tiva Sharifi - Experimental Physics

Dissertation Effecient Electrocatalysts Based on Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanostructures for Energy Applications.

April 2015

17 April at 09:00

Malin Larsson - Chemistry

Dissertation In silico studies of PCDD/Fs, PCBs and novel potential ligands to the Aryl Hydrocarbon receptor - and their implications for risk assessment.

24 April at 09:00–12:00

Tesfay Gebrehiwot - Folkhälsa

Dissertation No women should die while giving life. Does the Health Extension Program improve access to maternal health services in Tigray, Ethiopia?"

24 April at 10:00–13:00

Lena Meyer - clinical microbiology

Dissertation The importance of the Francisella pathogenicity island components for protein secretion and mode of infection.

May 2015

8 May at 09:00–12:00

Robert James Buckland - medical biochemistry

Dissertation DNA precursor asymmetries, Mismatch Repair and their effect on mutation specificityinst.

8 May at 13:00–16:00

Mari Bonde - molecular biology

Dissertation Structure and function of P13 and P66, two pore forming, integral outer membrane proteins found in Borrelia burgdorferi.

8 May at 13:00

Joseph Mumba Zulu - Public Health

Dissertation Integration of national community-based health worker programmes in health systems. Lessons learned from Zambia and other low and middle income countries

8 May at 13:00

Annika Manni - Educational work with a focus on science

Dissertation Emotions, understandings, and values - Student's meaning-making in school activities regarding environmental and sustainability issues.

13 May at 09:00–12:00

Ellinor Holmberg - obstetrics and gynaecology

Dissertation Allopregnaolone effects on food intake and weight gain.

22 May at 09:00–12:00

Jonas Aléx - nursing

Dissertation Cold exposure and thermal comfort among patients in prehospital emergency care.

22 May at 13:00–16:00

Lisa Martinsson - oncology

Dissertation Quality improvement in palliative care – the role of a national quality register and perceptions of information during palliative chemotherapy.

22 May at 13:00

Catarina Andersson - Educational work with a focus on mathematics

Dissertation Professional development in formative assessment: Effects on teacher classroom practice and student achievement.

28 May at 13:30

Venkata Prabhakar Soudham - Chemistry

Dissertation Biochemical conversion of biomass to biofuels.

29 May at 09:00–12:00

Maria Nelson

Dissertation Immunological and pathophysiological responses of malaria and bacterial co-infections with relapsing fever Borrelia or S.pneumoniae.

29 May at 13:00–16:00

Mona Olofsson - cardiology

Dissertation Heart failure in elderly with focus on diagnosis and prognosis.

June 2015

4 June at 09:00–12:00

Lina Gyllencreutz - nursing

Dissertation Injuries among children and senior citizens sustained in outdoor environments, perceptions of risks and primary preventive strategies.

4 June at 09:00

Margarida Figueiredo - Molecular Biology

Dissertation Epigenetics and targeting mechanisms in Drosophila melanogaster.

5 June at 09:00–12:00

Magnus Carlsson - sports medicine

Dissertation Physiological demands of competetive elite cross-country skiing.

5 June at 13:00–16:00

Johan Iraeus

Dissertation Stochastic finite element simulations of real Life frontal crashes - with empahsis on chest injury mechanisms in near-side oblique loading conditions.

5 June at 14:00–17:00

Tomas Carlsson - sports medicine

Dissertation The importance of body-mass exponent optimization for evaluation of performance capability in cross-country skiing.

8 June at 10:00–12:00

Hilda Härgestam Strandberg – English Literature

Dissertation Narrative Ethics in Nuruddin Farah's Trilogies

10 June at 09:00–12:00

Niklas Boman - sports medicine

Dissertation Building muscle and burning fat - translating training adaption.

11 June at 09:00–12:00

Andreas Hult - sports medicine

Dissertation Towards a detailed understanding of the red blood cell storage lesion and its consequences for in vivo survival following transfusion.

11 June at 15:00–17:00

Hanna Outakoski – Language Studies

Dissertation Multilingual literacy among young learners of North Sámi: Contexts, complexity and writing in Sápmi

12 June at 09:00–12:00

Xingru Li - clinical chemistry

Dissertation Wilms' tumour gene 1 in different types of cancer.

12 June at 09:00–12:00

Christoph Spang - anatomy

Dissertation The plantaris tendon in relation to the Achilles tendon in midportion Achilles tendinopathy - Studies on morpholy, innervation and signalling substances.

12 June at 13:00–16:00

Pia Näsvall - surgery

Dissertation Parastomal hernia: investigation and treatment.

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