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

November 2014

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.

4 December at 09:00–12:00

Thomas Rudolfsson - physiotherapy

Dissertation Sensorimotor control and cervical range of motion in women with chronic neck pain - kinematic assessments and effects of exercise.

4 December at 13:00

Mikhail Golets - Chemical Reaction Engineering

Dissertation Maximized value-added upgrading of extratives. Heterogenoues catalysis of monoterpenes to chemicals.

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 09:00–12:00

Jon Unosson - pulmonary medicine

Dissertation Acute cardiovascular effects of biofuel exhaust exposure.

12 December at 09:00–12:00

Ida Häggström - radiation physics

Dissertation Quantitative methods for tumor imaging with dynamic PET

12 December at 10:00

Nabil Souihi - Chemistry

Dissertation Multivariate synergies in pharmaceutical roll compaction - the quality influence of raw materials and process parameters by design of experiments.

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

22 January at 09:00

Edvin Jose Thanikkal - Molecular Micrbiology

Dissertation Controlling virulence in Yersinia pseudotuberculosis through accumalation of phosophorylated CpxR.

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.

30 January at 10:00–13:00

Rais Ahmad Ganai - medical biochemistry

Dissertation Structural and biochemical basis for high fidelity and processivity by DNA polymerase ε.


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.

6 February at 13:00

Malgorzata Pietrzykowska - Plant Cell and Molecular Biology

Dissertation Lhcb1 och Lhcb2 in regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting.

13 February at 09:00–12:00

Petra Pohl - physiotherapy

Dissertation Falls in older community-dwelling women and men: risk factors and safety strategies. Fall risk awareness, fear of falling, and preferred exercise properties from a gender perspective.

27 February at 09:30

Lovisa Lind - Ecology

Dissertation Breaking the ice: effects of ice formation and winter floods on vegetation along streams.


March 2015

13 March at 09:00–12:00

Karin Hellström Ängerud - nursing

Dissertation Symptoms, delay and decision making in myocardial infarction among patients with diabetes.

20 March at 09:00–12:00

Johan Åhlin - nursing

Dissertation Stress of conscience and burnout among healthcare personnel working in private- and municipal residential care of older people.


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