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

October 2014

28 October at 09:00–12:00

David Olsson - environmental medicine

Dissertation Adverse effects of exposure to air pollutants during fetal development and early life – with focus on pre-eclampsia, preterm delivery and childhood asthma.

30 October at 10:00–12:00

Marta Mendonca - Educational Work

Dissertation Developing Teaching and Learning in Mozambican Higher Education - A study of the Pedagogical Development Process at Eduardo Mondlane University.


November 2014

7 November at 09:00–12:00

Maria Sehlin - physiotherapy

Dissertation Resistance breathing with PEP and CPAP. Effects on respiratory parameters.

14 November at 09:00–12:00

Alison Hernandez - public health

Dissertation Enabling the performance of nurses in rural Guatemala: The role of relationships.

14 November at 09:00–12:00

Fredrik Brännström - surgery

Dissertation Aspects on structural factors in colon and rectal cancer surgery.

14 November at 13:00–16:00

Caroline Mellberg - medicine

Dissertation Effects of diet intervention on body composition and ectopic fat accumulation in obese postmenopausal women.

28 November at 09:00–12:00

Annika Hagenbjörk-Gustafsson - environmental medicine

Dissertation Validation of diffusive samplers for nitrogen oxides, and applications in different environments.

28 November at 13:00–16:00

Tej Ram Jat - public health

Dissertation Maternal health and health care in Madhya Pradesh state of India: an exploration using a human rights lens.


December 2014

3 December at 13:00

Dmitry Kremnev - Biology

Dissertation Get in tune: Chloroplast and nucleus harmony.

4 December at 09:00–12:00

Sofie Jacobson - anaesthesiology

Dissertation Severe sepsis; epidemiology and sex-related differences in inflammatory markers.

5 December at 09:00–12:00

Hanna Nord - molecular medicine

Dissertation The role of Six1 in muscle stem cells and the establishment of fast-twitch muscle fibres.

5 December at 09:00–12:00

Adam Johansson - radiation physics

Dissertation Magnetic resonance imaging with ultrashort echo time as a substitute for X-ray computed tomography.

5 December at 10:15–12:00

Olof Olsson, Thesis Defence: Out of the Wild – Studies on the forest as a recreational resource to urban residents.

Dissertation Olof Olsson, Thesis Defence: Out of the Wild – Studies on the forest as a recreational resource to urban residents. Opponent: Cecil Konijnendijk, Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, SLU

5 December at 13:00–16:00

Åsa Maria Gustafsson - pulmonary medicine

Dissertation Respiratory and immunological effects following inhalation to engineered nanoparticles.

5 December at 13:00–16:00

Anders Behrens - neurology

Dissertation Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus - a new computerized neuropsychological test battery and assessment of intracranial pulsatility and pressure.

10 December at 13:00–16:00

Urban Ekman

Dissertation Functional brain imaging of cognitive status in Parkinson's disease.

12 December at 13:00–16:00

Elisabeth Bruce - nursing

Dissertation Support for families living with a child with congenital heart defects: Parents perspective.

17 December at 10:00–13:00

Sabine Kunz - Molecular Pllant Biology

Dissertation Sugar dependent gene expression and cell division in cell culture and seedlings of Arabidopsis thaliana.


January 2015

23 January at 10:00–13:00

Ina Ehlers - medical biophysics

Dissertation NMR studies of metabolites and xenobiotics: From time points to long-term metabolic regulation.


February 2015

6 February at 10:00

Karolina Broman – Chemistry education

Dissertation Chemistry: Content, Context and Choices. Towards students' higher order problem solving in upper secondary school.


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