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

September 2016

28 September at 09:00–12:00

Björn Peters - medicine

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

29 September at 09:00–12:00

Bernd Ramsauer - medicine

Dissertation Glucose degration Products in patients on hemodialysis. Interventional studies.

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 - immunology

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

30 September at 13:00–16:00

Chao Wang - medical biochemistry

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

October 2016

6 October at 10:00

Louise Norén Lindbäck - Plant Molecular Biology

Dissertation Thesis defence: Coordination of two different genomes in response to light and stress.

6 October at 12:10–12:50


Dissertation Welcome to Fäboland! Here reigns maiden-aunts undisturbed and the song is the best weapon against the dangers of the forest. Fäboland are Thelma and Louise in farmer style - a home spun musical cabaret.

7 October at 09:00–12:00

Eva Randell - epidemiology and global health

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

7 October at 09:00–12:00

Kirstin Vonderstein - virology

Dissertation Viperin vs tick-bourne virus: mechanisms of a potent antiviral protein.

7 October at 10:00

Jin Zhang - Environmental Chemistry

Dissertation In silico Identification of Thyroid Hormone Disrupting Chemicals.

10 October at 10:00

Lotta von Sydow - Chemistry

Dissertation Characterization of auxiliary membrane proteins in the chloroplast of Arabidopsis thaliana.

11 October at 09:00–12:00

Hairu Yang - molecular biology

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

11 October at 10:00

Erik Edlund - plant molecular biology

Dissertation Regulatory control of autumn senescence in Populus tremula.

13 October at 09:00–13:00

Hasan Tükenmez,


14 October at 14:00

Marie Holmgren - Plant Physiology

Dissertation Trametes versicolor as biodegrader of lignocellulose and biocatalyst during ethanol fermentation.

21 October at 09:00–12:00

Christos Loizou

Dissertation Human papilloma virus in recurrent respiratory papilloma, tonsillar- and mobile tongue cancer.

21 October at 09:00–12:00

Vu Duy Kien - epidemiology and global health

Dissertation Inequalitites in non-communicable diseases in urban Hanoi: Health care utilization, expenditure and responsiveness of commune health stations.

21 October at 10:00

Anneli Dyrvold - Mathematics Education

Dissertation Difficult to read or difficult to solve? The role of natural language and other semiotic resources in mathematics tasks.

21 October at 13:00–16:00

Kerstin Petersson

Dissertation The Swedish maternal health care register: Internal validity, user perspectives and register outcomes; and experiences by midwives in Swedish antenatal care.

28 October at 09:00–12:00

Julia Otten - medicine

Dissertation Effects of a paleolithic diet and exercise on liver fat, muscle fat and insulin sensitivity.

28 October at 13:00–16:00

Daniel Rinnström - cardiology

Dissertation Coarctation of the aorta - register and imaging studies.

November 2016

4 November at 09:00–12:00

Maria Baudin

Dissertation Rift Valley Fever. Consequences of virus host interactions.

11 November at 13:00–16:00

Cecilia Sunnevång

Dissertation Characteristics of near-side ar crashes - an integrated approach to side impact safety.

18 November at 09:00–12:00

Maria Furberg - epidemiology

Dissertation Towards the limits - climate change aspects of life and health in northern Sweden.Studies of tularemia and regional experiences of changes in the environment.

18 November at 09:00–12:00

Catarina Fischer Grönlund - nursing

Dissertation Experiences of being in ethically difficult care situations and an intervention with clinical ethics support.

25 November at 09:00–12:00

Magnus Borssén - pathology

Dissertation DNA methylation as a prognostic marker in acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

December 2016

1 December at 13:00–16:00

Sajna Anand Sadanandan - molecular biology

Dissertation Biology of a small-RNA virus infecting Drosophilia melanogaster.

2 December at 09:00–12:00

Rebecca Wiberg - anatomy

Dissertation En exploration of the mechanisms behind peripheral nerve injury.

2 December at 09:00–12:00

Kaaren Mathias - public health

Dissertation Light and shadows. Examining community mental health competence in North India.

2 December at 13:00–16:00

Mridula Muppavarapu - molecularbiology

Dissertation mRNA degradation factors as the regulators of the gene expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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