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

August 2014

27 August at 14:00–17:00

Mikael Larsson

Dissertation Endogenous and exogenous factors affecting lipoprotein lipase activity.


September 2014

3 September at 09:00–12:00

Anders Johansson - physiology

Dissertation Context Dependent Adaptation of Biting Behavior in Human.

5 September at 09:00–12:00

Emmelie Björklund - pharmacology

Dissertation The endocannabinoid system: A translational study from Achilles tendinosis to cyclooxygenase.

18 September at 09:00–12:00

GDNF and alpha-synuclein in nigrostriatal degeneration

Dissertation PhD student Maria Chermenina defends her thesis. Opponent: Professor Guido Nikkhah, Leiter Stereotaktische und Funktionelle Neurochirurgie, Neurochirurgische Klinik, Universitätsklinikum, Erlangen, Germany. Main Supervisor: Professor Ingrid Strömberg.

18 September at 09:00–12:00

Maria Chermenina - histology and cell Biology

Dissertation GDNF and alpha-synuclein in nigrostratial degeneration.

18 September at 10:00–13:00

Joakim Bjerke - physiotherapy

Dissertation Gait and postural control after total knee arthroplasty.

19 September at 10:00–13:00

Björn Morén - medical biochemistry

Dissertation Caveolae associated proteins and how they effect caveolae dynamics.

19 September at 13:00–16:00

Kristin Ahlm - forensic medicine

Dissertation Traffic and drowning incidents with emphasis on the role of alcohol and drugs.

25 September at 10:00

Patrick Ehlers - Experimental Physics

Dissertation Further development of NICE-OHMS – an ultra-sensitive frequency-modulated cavity-enhanced laser-based spectroscopic technique for detection of molecules in gas phase.

26 September at 09:00–12:00

Martin R. Schmid - molecular biology

Dissertation Toll-mediated cellular immune response in Drosophila melanogaster.

30 September at 13:00–16:00

Elisabet Sonntag-Öström - public health

Dissertation Forest for rest - recovery from exhaustion disorder.


October 2014

3 October at 09:00–12:00

Christina Storm Mienna

Dissertation Temporomandibular disorders among Sami women. Perspectives based on an epidemiological survey with mixed methods.

10 October at 09:00–12:00

Camilla Brorsson - anaesthesiology

Dissertation Trauma - logistics and stress response.

10 October at 09:00–12:00

Curt Löfgren - Public Health

Dissertation Protecting vulnerable groups from catastrophic health care expenditure. The case of Vietnam

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.


November 2014

14 November at 09:00–12:00

Alison Hernandez - public health

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


December 2014

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 13:00–16:00

Åsa Maria Gustafsson - pulmonary medicine

Dissertation Respiratory and immunological effects following inhalation to engineered nanoparticles.

12 December at 13:00–16:00

Elisabeth Bruce - nursing

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


February 2015

6 February at 10:00

Karolina Broman – Chemistry education

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


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