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

December 2017

15 December at 09:00–12:00

Monica Långström Berggren - geriatrics

Dissertation Consequences of a hip fracture among old people.

15 December at 09:00–12:00

Kateryna Karhina - Public Health

Dissertation Social capital and well-being in the transitional setting of Ukraine.

15 December at 09:30

Dagmar D. Egelkraut - Ecology

Dissertation Long-lasting ecological legacies of reindeer on tundra vegetation.

15 December at 13:00–15:00

Sara Kalucza - Defense

Dissertation Who Becomes a Teenage Parent? - Life course perspectives on selection into teenage motherhood- and fatherhood trajectories in Sweden Sara Kalucza, Department of Sociology, Umeå university. Fakultetsopponent: Docent Marika Jalovaara

January 2018

12 January at 09:00–12:00

Sofia Andersson - nursing

Dissertation End-of-life care in residential care homes for older persons; family members and care professionals reported and narrated experiences.

12 January at 09:00–12:00

Tommy Henriksson - sport's medicine

Dissertation Physiological- and socio-cultural conditions for performance in women's ice hockey.

19 January at 09:00

Axel Torshage - Mathematics

Dissertation Non-Selfadjoint Operator Functions.

19 January at 09:00–12:00

Björn Gylling - pathology

Dissertation Biomarkers of one-carbon metabolism in colorectal cancer risk.

19 January at 09:00–12:00

Chaitanya Kurhade - virology

Dissertation Interplay between tick borne encephalitis virus and the host innate immune system.

26 January at 09:00–12:00

Caroline Blomquist - medicine

Dissertation Metabolic consequences of a paleolithic diet in obese postmenopausal women.

26 January at 13:00–16:00

Behzad Khoshnood - molecular biology

Dissertation Function and targets of the Urm1/Uba4 conjugation of machinery in Drosophilia melanogaster

26 January at 13:00–16:00

Mattias Brunström - medicine

Dissertation Effect of antihypertensive treatment at different blood pressure levels.

February 2018

2 February at 09:00–12:00

Jing Helmersson - epidemiology and public health

Dissertation Climate change, dengue and aedes mosquitoes. Past trends and future scenarios.

2 February at 09:00–12:00

Catharina Norberg - nursing

Dissertation Understanding spirituality and religiosity among very old people. Measurement and experiences.

9 February at 09:00–12:00

Jonas Johansson - geriatric medicine

Dissertation The Healthy Ageing Initiative - Predictors of Falls and Fractures.

23 February at 09:00

Kristin Blum - Analytical Chemistryi

Dissertation Global regulatory factors that impact metabolic and lifestyle choices in Pseudomonas putida.

23 February at 09:00–12:00

Josefin Starnberg - pediatrics

Dissertation Neurodevelopment and cardiovascular risk in 7-year old children born with marginally low birth weight.

28 February at 10:00

Srikanth Revoju - kemi

Dissertation Molecular Design, Synthesis and Performance Evaluation of Phenothiazine-based Small Molecules for Efficient Organic Solar Cells.

March 2018

2 March at 10:00

Cathrin Veenaas - Computational Science and Engineering with specialisation in Chemistry

Dissertation Developing tools for non-target analysis and digital archiving of organic urban water pollutants.

16 March at 10:00

Zhao Wang - Technical Chemistry

Dissertation Recalcitrance of Wood to Biochemical Conversion - Feedstock Properties, Pretreatment, Saccharification, and Fermentability.

April 2018

20 April at 09:00–12:00

Alexander Shayesteh Afsar - dermatologogy and venereology

Dissertation Primary hyperhidrosis. Prevalence and impacts for the individual.

May 2018

18 May at 09:00–12:00

Anandi Rajan - virology

Dissertation Capsid protein functions on human enteric adenovirus.

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