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 2018

28 March at 09:00–12:00

Nitin Gangane - public health

Dissertation Breast cancer in rural India: Knowledge, attitudes, practices: delays to care and quality of life.

April 2018

6 April at 09:00–12:00

Kristina Hörnberg - rheumatology

Dissertation Aspects of physical activity in Rheumatoid arthritis. Associations with inflammation and cardiovascular risk factors.

6 April at 10:00

Biyue Tan - Ecology

Dissertation Genomic selection and genome-wide association studies to dissect quantitative traits in forest trees.

13 April at 09:00–12:00

Mariam Shirdel - occupational and environmental medicine

Dissertation Measuring occupational dust exposure with a passive sampler.

13 April at 09:30–14:00

Merve Yesilbas - Chemistry

Dissertation Thin Water and Ice Films on Minerals: A Molecular Level Study.

16 April at 10:00

Selome Kostentinos Tesfatsion - Computing Science

Dissertation Energy-efficient Cloud Computing: Autonomic Resource Provisioning for datacenters.

20 April at 09:00–12:00

Alexander Shayesteh Afshar- dermatologogy and venereology

Dissertation Primary hyperhidrosis. Prevalence and impacts for the individual.

20 April at 09:00–12:00

Lee-Ann Tjon-Kon-Fat - oncology

Dissertation Circulating platelets: A novel liquid biopsy source for cancer diagnostics and therapy stratification.

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.

25 May at 09:00–12:00

Alicia Edin - clinical microbiology

Dissertation Improved diagnosis and prediction for community-aquired pneumonia.

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 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 inflammatory response.

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.

11 June at 10:00–12:00

Dissertation: Magnus Larsson

Dissertation Magnus Larsson, Department of Sociology, Umeå University

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