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

April 2014

25 April at 09:00–12:00

Cecilia Lindgren - anaesthesiology

Dissertation Subarachnoid haemorrhage- clinical and epidemiological studies.

25 April at 10:00–13:00

Wubin Li - Computing Science

Dissertation Algorithms and Systems for Virtual machine Scheduling in Cloud Infrastructures.

25 April at 13:00–16:00

Ann-Christin Stenqvist - immmunology

Dissertation Immunomodulation during human pregnancy: the role of placental exosomes as vehicles of immune suppression.

29 April at 10:00

Etsuko Nonaka - Theoretical Ecology

Dissertation Evolutionary consequences of ecological interactions.


May 2014

6 May at 10:15

Petter Svärd - Computing Science

Dissertation Dynamic cloud Resource Management - Scheduling, Migration and Server Dissaggregation.

8 May at 10:00

Martin Stefan - fysik

Dissertation On Models of Quantum Plasmas and their Nonlinear Implications.

9 May at 09:00–12:00

Elisabet Höög - public health

Dissertation Navigating continuous change - facilitation of development work in health care and social services.

9 May at 10:00

Stefano Pietra - växtcells och utvecklingsbiologi

Dissertation Characterization of new players in planar polarity establishment in Arabidopsis.

16 May at 09:00–12:00

Bhoomikumar Jegannathan - psychiatry

Dissertation Striving to negotiate…dying to escape: Suicidal expressions among young people in Cambodia.

16 May at 09:00–12:00

Mårten Strand - virology

Dissertation The Discovery of Antiviral Compounds Targeting Adenovirus and Herpes Simplex Virus: Assessment of Synthetic Compounds and Natural Products.

16 May at 09:00–12:00

Tomi Pösö - anaesthesiology

Dissertation Assessment and management of bariatric surgery patients.

16 May at 13:00–16:00

Niklas Timby - pediatrics

Dissertation Effects of feeding term infants low energy low protein formula supplemented with bovine milk fat globule membranes.

16 May at 13:00–16:00

Ulla Näppä

Dissertation Dilemmas in palliative chemotherapy when approaching end-of-life.

16 May at 13:15–15:00

Annette Löf - statsvetenskap

Dissertation Challenging Adaptability - Analysing the Governanance of Reindeer Husbandry in Sweden

21 May at 13:15

Martin Berglund - Computing Science

Dissertation Complexities of Order-Related Formal Langues Extensions.

23 May at 09:30–12:30

Deepak Adhikari - medical biochemistry

Dissertation Study of the signaling pathways in the development of female germ cells.

23 May at 13:00–16:00

Andre Nyberg - physiotherapy

Dissertation Single limb exercises in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - feasibility, methodology, effects and evidence.

27 May at 13:00–16:00

Reine Vindebro - molecular biology

Dissertation Studies on secreted cysteine proteases of Streptococcus pyogenes - IdeS and SpeB.

28 May at 09:00–12:00

Lena Innala- reumatology

Dissertation Early RA - Aspects on severity and comorbidity.

28 May at 09:00–12:00

Sanazalsadat Hashemian - histology and cell biology

Dissertation Interaction between nerve fiber formation and astrocytes.

28 May at 09:00–12:00

Interaction between nerve fiber formation and astrocytes

Dissertation Sanazalsadat Hashemian, Department of Integrative Medical Biology, is publicly defending her thesis with the title: Interaction between nerve fiber formation and astrocytes. Opponent: Associate Professor Elisabet Åkesson, Karolinska Institute Main Supervisor: Professor Ingrid Strömberg

28 May at 13:00–16:00

Elisabeth Stoltz Sjöström - pediatrics

Dissertation The impact of early nutrition on extremely preterm infants.


June 2014

5 June at 09:00–12:00

Sara Wirén - urology

Dissertation Hormonal and life-style related factors and risk of cancer. Prospective studies on cancer with a special emphasis on prostate cancer.

5 June at 09:00–12:00

Ala Muala - pulmonary medicine

Dissertation Diesel Exhaust and Wood smoke Exposure: Mechanisms, Inflammation and Intervention.

5 June at 13:00–16:00

Jonas Wixner

Dissertation Gastrointestinal disturbances in hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis.

10 June at 09:00–12:00

Gani Bajraktari - cardiology

Dissertation The Clinical Value of Total Isovolumic Time.

13 June at 09:00–12:00

Mari Bonde - molecular biology

Dissertation Defense postponed, new date will be announced later. Borrelia porin complexes-structure and function.

13 June at 09:00–12:00

Strömbäck, Maria - physiotherapy

Dissertation Young women with stress and mental health-illhealth - development of genderrelated knowledge and gender-sensitive interventionmodels within psychiatric physioterapy.

13 June at 13:00–16:00

Ann-Sofie Lindberg - sports medicine

Dissertation Firefighters´work capacity.

13 June at 13:00–16:00

Hanne Krage Carlsen - public health

Dissertation Health effects of air pollution in Iceland.


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