2015

18 Dec - PhD Defence Hayley Bentham (IMT)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Hayley Bentham, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology will defend her PhD thesis "An Investigation of Education for Sustainable Development. Interpretation and Implementation at a Teacher Education Institution in South Africa", on 18 December 2015.

18 Dec - PhD Defence Runa Berg Østby (IKBM)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Runa Berg Østby, Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, will defend her PhD thesis ”Syntheses of 3-, 4- and 5-Membered Carbocycles – New Methodology on Old Methods” on 18 December 2015.

16 Dec - PhD Defence Pål Joranger (HH)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Pål Joranger, NMBU School of Economics and Business will defend his PhD thesis “Health Economic Evaluations of Shoulder Pain, Colorectal Cancer and Scoliosis”, on 16 December 2015.

17 Dec - PhD Defence Noor Elahi (Noragric)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Noor Elahi, Department of International Environment and Development Studies will defend his PhD thesis: “Development in Crisis: Livelihoods and Social Complexities in Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan” on 17 December 2015.

17 Dec - PhD Defence Sigridur Dalmannsdottir (IPV)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Sigridur Dalmannsdottir, Department of Plant Sciences will defend her PhD thesis ”Winter hardening of Norwegian perennial forage crops in a prolonged growing season” on 17th December 2015.

15 Dec - PhD Defence Kristian Ellingsen-Dalskau (ProMed)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Kristian Ellingsen-Dalskau, Department of Production Animal Clinical Sciences, will defend his PhD thesis: ”The impact of management on dairy calf welfare”, on 15 December 2015.

15 Dec - PhD Defence Nigatu Wondrade Tedo (IMT)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence

Nigatu Wondrade Tedo, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology will defend his PhD thesis: "Analysis of land use / land cover change dynamics and underlying driving forces in the Lake Hawassa Watershed, Ethiopia, based on satellite remote sensing, GIS and field investigations", on 15 December 2015.

11 Dec - PhD Defence Siri Furre (IHA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Siri Furre, Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences will defend her PhD thesis: "Genetic analyses of performance traits in the Nordic riding horse populations and the possibilities of future joint genetic evaluation", on 11 December 2015.

11 Dec - PhD Defence Anette Margaretha Åkerström (IPV)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Anette Margaretha Åkerström, Department of Plant Sciences, will defend her PhD thesis: ”Effect of irradiance, temperature and CO2 on growth and nutrient removal in sludge liquor by Chlorella sp”, on 11 December 2015.

4 Dec - PhD Defence Cong Dung Pham (IMT)

PhD degree - Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Cong Dung Pham, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, will defend his PhD thesis: "Modeling and Control of Kinematically Complex Robotic Systems", on Friday 4 December 2015.

4 Dec - PhD Defence Shewit Kalayou Teklehaimanot (ProdMed)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence 
Shewit Kalayou Teklehaimanot, Department of Production Animal Clinical Sciences, will defend his PhD thesis: ”In vitro toxicology and proteomic investigations into the endocrine disrupting potential of food and feed related contaminants at the level of steroidogenesis”, on 4 December 2015.

4 Dec - PhD Defence Margareth Opheim (IHA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Margareth Opheim, Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences will defend her PhD thesis Hydrolysis of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) rest raw materials Influence of process conditions and evaluation of hydrolysate in diets for broiler chickens and piglets on 4 December 2015.

30 Nov - PhD Defence Alfred Obia (IMV)

PhD Degree - Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Alfred Obia, Department of Environmental Sciences will defend his PhD thesis “Impact of biochar on soil physical characteristics and greenhouse gas emission”, on 30 November 2015.

11 Nov - PhD Defence Daria Markina (IPV)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Daria Markina, Department of Plant Sciences will defend her PhD thesis: "Effects of culture conditions on the photoautotrophic growth and biochemical composition of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, as a potential source for hydrogen production", on 11 November 2015.

6 Nov - PhD Defence Eilif Hjelseth (IMT)

PhD degree - Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Eilif Hjelseth, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, will defend his PhD thesis: "Foundations for BIM-based Model Checking Systems - Transforming Regulations into Computable Rules in BIM-based Model Checking Systems", on 6 November 2015.

6 Nov - PhD Defence Cheng Xu (BasAm)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Cheng Xu, Department of Basic Sciences and Aquatic Medicine, will defend his PhD thesis: "Immune response of Atlantic salmon against SAV-3 infection with emphasis on Type I IFN responses", on 6 November 2015.

5 November - PhD Defence Ekaterina Avershina (IKBM)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Ekaterina Avershina Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, will defend her PhD thesis: "Establishment of gut microbiota in infants from a large Norwegian cohort", on 5 November 2015.

4 Nov - PhD Defence Ana Catarina Godinho de Almeida (IMV)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Ana Catarina Godinho de Almeida, Department of Environmental Sciences, will defend her PhD thesis: "Toxicity of single biocides and their mixture in the algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii", on 4 November 2015.

30 Oct - PhD Defence Endre Hofstad Hansen (INA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Endre Hofstad Hansen, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management will defend his PhD thesis: "Estimation of biomass in tropical rainforest using airborne laser scanning", on 30. October 2015

30 Oct - PhD Defence Kristin Sivertsen Storli (IHA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Kristin Sivertsen Storli, Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, will defend her PhD thesis: "Rearing Norwegian Red heifers; growth and effects on subsequent milk production of primiparous cows", on 30 October 2015.

28 Oct - PhD Defence Ernest William Mauya (INA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Ernest William Mauya, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, will defend his PhD thesis: "Methods for estimating volume, biomass and tree species diversity using field inventory and airborne laser scanning in the tropical forests of Tanzania", on 28 October 2015.

23 Oct - PhD Defence Julia Schregel (INA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Julia Schregel, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management will defend her PhD thesis: "Genetic structure and gene flow in a continuously distributed large terrestrial carnivore – the brown bear (Ursus arctos) in Northern Europe", on 23 October 2015.

22 Oct - PhD Defence Aaron Lee Smith (INA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Aaron Lee Smith, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management will defend his PhD thesis: Characterizing individual tree biomass for improved biomass estimation in Norwegian forests, on 22 October 2015.

21 Oct - PhD Defence Mwansa Mathilda Songe (BasAm)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Mwansa Mathilda Songe, Department of Basic Sciences and Aquatic Medicine will defend her PhD thesis: "Pathogenicity and infectivity of Saprolegnia species in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) and their eggs", on 21 October 2015.

20 Oct - PhD Defence Kristin Paaske Anfinsen (SpFaMed)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Kristin Paaske Anfinsen, Department of Companion Animal Clinical Sciences, will defend her PhD thesis: Epidemiological, aetiological, and prognostic aspects of canine primary bone cancer, with a view to its human counterpart, on 20 October 2015.

16 Oct - PhD Defence Severin Kusonyola Kalonga (INA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Severin Kusonyola Kalonga, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management will defend his PhD thesis: The influence of certified forest management in enhancing livelihood conditions, forest structure and biodiversity in Tanzania, on 16 October 2015.

16 Oct - PhD Defence Snorre Nordal (IMT)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Snorre Nordal, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, will defend his PhD thesis: Åpenbaringsrom: Rom for deltakelse i realfagsundervisningen, on Friday 16 October 2015.
 

16 Oct - PhD Defence Vladana Grabez (IKBM)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Vladana Grabez, Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, will defend her PhD thesis: Quality changes in lamb/sheep and beef meat related to oxidative processes in muscle systems, on 16 October 2015.

15 Oct - PhD Defence Åsa Grytli Tveten (INA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Åsa Grytli Tveten, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, will defend her PhD thesis: Renewable energy in Northern European power
markets: effects, challenges and integration options
,
on 15 October 2015.

13 Oct - PhD Defence Hans Nicolai Adam (Noragric)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Hans Nicolai Adam, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, will defend his PhD thesis: Development in a changing climate: Local impacts of India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in Attappady, Kerala", on 13 October 2015.

9 Oct - PhD Defence Ole Løseth Elvetun (IMT)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Ole Løseth Elvetun Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology will defend his PhD thesis: PDE-constrained optimization: Preconditioners and diffuse domain methods, on 9 October 2015.
 

9 Oct - PhD Defence Linn W. Stockinger (IKBM)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Linn Wilhelmsen Stockinger, Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, will defend her PhD thesis: ”A study of human chitinases with respect to the importance of surface exposed aromatic residue and carbohydrate-binding modules in substrate degradation and role in inflammations”, on 9 October 2015.

9 Oct - PhD Defence Shai A. Divon (Noragric)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Shai A. Divon, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, will defend his PhD thesis: "Exceptional Rules: U.S. Assistance Policy in Africa”, on 9 October 2015.

2 Oct - PhD Defence Cecilie Ødegård (IHA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defense
Cecilie Ødegård, Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, will defend her PhD thesis: Genetic analyses of claw health in Norwegian Red, on 2 October 2015.

28 Sept - PhD Defence Urma Mahrosh (IMV)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Urma Mahrosh, Department of Environmental Sciences, will defend her PhD thesis: "Road deicing salt and copper: Transfer and effects on fertilization and early life history stages of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), on 28 September 2015.

24 Sept - PhD Defence Liudmila Filippova (IKBM)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Liudmila Filippova, Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, will defend her PhD thesis: The first stereoselective syntheses of (all-Z)-hentriaconta-3,6,9,12,15,19,22,25,28-nonaene and obscuraminol A, two polyunsaturated natural products, on 24 September 2015.

22 Sept - Public Defence Hildegunn Iversen (MatInf)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Hildegunn Iversen, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology will defend her PhD thesis ”Microbial interactions – effects on virulence in Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC)”, on 22 September 2015.

23 Sept - Public Defence Junaid Hassan (IMV)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Junaid Hassan, Department of Environmental Sciences, will defend his PhD thesis: "Exploring the regulation of denitrification and NO and N2O kinetics in Paracoccus denitrificans using simulation modelling", on 23 September 2015.

18 Sept - PhD Defence Deo Dominick Shirima (INA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Deo Dominick Shirima, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, will defend his PhD thesis: Forest and woodlands of Tanzania: interactions
between woody plant structure, diversity, carbon stocks and soil nutrient heterogeneity
, on 18 September 2015.

17 Sept - PhD Defence Marianne Karlsson (Noragric)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Marianne Karlsson, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, will defend her PhD thesis: Changing seascapes: local adaptation processes in Belizian fishing communities, on 17 September 2015.

4 Sept Public Defence - Nina Marie Andersen (ILP)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Nina Marie Andersen, Department of Landscape Architecture & Spatial Planning will defend her PhD thesis: 
"Kritikken og verket:
En refleksjon over fremstilling av landskapsarkitektur som estetisk virksomhet
i tidsskriftet Havekunst"
on Friday 4 September 2015.

4 Sept - Public Defence Martine Lund Ziener (BasAm)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Martine Lund Ziener, Department of Basic Sciences and Aquatic Medicine, will defend her PhD thesis: Symmetrical Onychomadesis and Hypothyroidism in the Gordon Setter and English Setter, on 4 September 2015.

3 Sept - Public Defence Adam Dunstan Martin (ProdMed)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Adam Dunstan Martin, Department of Production Animal Clinical Sciences, will defend his PhD thesis: Surveillance of reproductive performance in Norwegian cattle farming, on 3 September 2015.

28 Aug - PhD Defence Francisco Javier Tegedor Navarro (IMT)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Francisco Javier Tegedor Navarro, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, will defend his PhD thesis: Multi-Constellation Satellite Navigation: Precise Orbit Determination and Point Positioning, on 28 August 2015.

28 Aug - PhD Defence Iliana Ilieva (INA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Iliana Ilieva, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, will defend her PhD thesis: Economic perspectives of market integration and demand flexibility within a smart grid dominated power sector, on 28 August 2015.

28 Aug - PhD Defence Line Olsen (BasAm)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Line Olsen, Department of Basic Sciences and Aquatic Medicine, will defend her PhD thesis: Investigation of the Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissue in Sheep with emphasis on Natural Killer Cells, on 28 August 2015.

25 Aug - PhD Defence Xianwen Chen (HH)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Xianwen Chen, NMBU School of Economics and Business, will defend his PhD thesis: Four Essays on Consumer Studies, Market Simulation, and International Trade of Fish, on 25 August 2015.

27 Aug - PhD Defence Ola B. Brynildsrud (MatInf)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Ola B. Brynildsrud, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, will defend his PhD thesis: The Microevolution of Renibacterium salmoninarum, on 27 August 2015.

3 July - PhD Defence Ellen Soldal (INA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Ellen Soldal, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, will defend her PhD thesis: Integrating life cycle assessment and forest modelling for environmental and economic assessment of forest based bioenergy in Norway, on 3 July 2015.

26 June - PhD Defence Sung-Hyun Kim (BasAm)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Sung-Hyun Kim, Department of Basic Sciences and Aquatic Medicine, will defend his PhD thesis: Studies of mechanisms of virulence of viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) – comparison between different genotypes of the virus, on 26 June 2015.

25 June - PhD Defence Kari Olli Helgesen (MatInf)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Kari Olli Helgesen, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, will defend her PhD thesis: "Monitoring of drug resistance and resistance development mechanisms in salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis)", on 25 June 2015.

24 June - PhD Defence Marcia Kyle (IMV)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Marcia Kyle, Department of Environmental Sciences, will defend her PhD thesis: Learning from the past; using lake sediments as chemical and biological archives, on 24 June 2015.

24 June - PhD Defence Anne Grethe Hamre (IKBM)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Anne Grethe Hamre, Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, will defend her PhD thesis: Thermodynamic aspects of processive enzymatic degradation of recalcitrant polysaccharides, on 24 June 2015.

19 June - PhD Defence Manoj Kumar Pandey (IMV)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Manoj Kumar Pandey, Department of Environmental Sciences, will defend his PhD thesis: Constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment in Nepal, on 19 June 2015.

19 June - PhD Defence Hege Lund (MatInf)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defense
Hege Lund, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, will defend her PhD thesis: Activation and recirculation of bovine natural killer cells in steady state and inflammation, on 19 June2015.

17 June - PhD Defence Gunvor Elise Nagel-Alne (ProdMed)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Gunvor Elise Nagel-Alne, Department of Production Animal Clinical Sciences, will defend her PhD thesis: Healthier Goats disease eradication programme – a healthy initiative, on 17 June 2015.

17 June - PhD Defence Sayuni Bildad Mariki (Noragric)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Sayuni Bildad Mariki, Department of International Environment and Development Studies, will defend her PhD thesis: Communities and conservation in West Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: Participation, costs and benefits, on 17 June 2015.

16 June - PhD Defence Stefan Markus Flügel (HH)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Stefan Markus Flügel, NMBU School of Economics and Business, will defend his PhD thesis: Essays in Transport Economics - Challenges in Modeling Travel Mode Choice and User Benefits, on 16 June 2015.

15 June - PhD Defence Gunnar Ridderström (ILP)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Gunnar Ridderström, Department of Landscape Architecture & Spatial Planning will defend his PhD thesis: Helse og fysisk planlegging i Norge 1814-2008, on 15 June 2015.

15 June - PhD Defence Monica Adele Breiby (INA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Monica Adele Breiby, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, will defend her PhD thesis: Nature-based tourism and the role of aesthetic dimensions, on 15 June 2015.

11 June - PhD Defence Mehmet Baris Ates (IMT)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Mehmet Baris Ates, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, will defend his PhD thesis: Investigating the effects of novel heat and high pressure processing on Listeria and Bacillus inactivation in a model food, on 11 June 2015.

9 June - PhD Defence Nils Petter Skaugset (IMV)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Nils Petter Skaugset, Department of Environmental Sciences, will defend his PhD thesis: Sampling, measurement and characterisation of workroom air contaminants in Al smelters, on 9 June 2015.

29 May - PhD Defence Daniel Todt (IMV)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Daniel Todt, Department of Environmental Sciences, will defend his PhD thesis: Source separating sanitary systems – energy efficient treatment of blackwater and minimizing green house gas, on 29 May 2015.

29 May - PhD Defence Rannveig Søndergaard Holm (ILP)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Rannveig Søndergaard Holm, Department of Landscape Architecture & Spatial Planning will defend her PhD thesis: Gravarealet som landskapsarkitektur. Variasjon, virkemidler, muligheter, on 29 May 2015.

29 May - PhD Defence Borghild Hillestad (IHA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Borghild Hillestad, Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences will defend her PhD thesis: Inbreeding determined by the amount of homozygous regions in the genome, on 29 May 2015.

28 May - PhD Defence Meley Mekonen Rannestad (INA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Meley Mekonen Rannestad, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, will defend her PhD thesis: Economic Analysis of Carbon Sequestration and Storage in Tanzanian Forests, on 28 May 2015.

22 May PhD Defence - Komlavi Anani Afanou (IKBM)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Komlavi Anani Afanou, Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, will defend his PhD thesis: Fungal aerosols: Characterization and immunodetection of fungal fragments, on 22 May 2015.

27 May - PhD Defence Gry Marysol Grøneng (ProdMed)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Gry Marysol Grøneng, Department of Production Animal Clinical Sciences, will defend her PhD thesis: Epidemiological investigations of footrot in the Norwegian sheep population, on 27 May 2015.

12 May - PhD Defence Kristine Gismervik (MatInf)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Kristine Gismervik, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, will defend her PhD thesis: "Grass silage contaminated with slugs (Arion Vulgaris). Feed quality and risks", on 12 May 2015.

8 May - PhD Defence Tz-Chun Guos (BasAm)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Tz-Chun Guo, Department of Basic Sciences and Aquatic Medicine, will defend her PhD thesis: Salmonid alphavirus infection in Atlantic salmon – viral properties and host responses to infection, on 8 May 2015.

30 Apr - PhD Defence Christopher Haambokoma (IMT)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Christopher Haambokoma, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, will defend his PhD thesis: Influences on female pupils' decisions to join the junior engineers, technicians and scientists clubs in selected schools in Zambia, on 30 April 2015.

28 Apr - PhD Defence Rita Nilsen McStay (IKBM)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Rita Nilsen McStay, Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science will defend her PhD thesis: Cheese intake and risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and the metabolic syndrome. With particular reference to Gamalost intake and its effect on blood pressure, on 28 April 2015.

27 Apr - PhD Defence Gro Anita Stamsås (IKBM)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Gro Anita Stamsås, Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, will defend her PhD thesis ”Regulation of expression, purification and structural determination of the cross-wall splitting protein PcsB in Streptococcus pneumoniae”, on 27 April 2015.

24 Apr - PhD Defence Siri Lervik (ProdMed)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Siri Lervik, Department of Production Animal Clinical Sciences, will defend her PhD thesis: Studies of boar taint, with an emphasis on testicular function and development, on 24 April 2015.

24 Apr - PhD Defence Daniel Kling (IKBM)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Daniel Kling, Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science will defend his PhD thesis: Computational challenges in family genetics, on 24 April 2015.

 

17 Apr - PhD Defence Susann Gjerde (HH)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Susann Gjerde, NMBU School of Economics and Business, will defend her PhD thesis: Mastering the Leader Role: How individuals in leader roles increase leader role efficacy and trust in subordinates, (re)construct leader identities, and attempt to craft leader roles that fit, on 17 April 2015.

17 Apr - PhD Defence Shiori Koga (IPV)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Shiori Koga, Department of Plant Sciences will defend her PhD thesis: "The effects of temperature during grain filling on gluten quality of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)", on 17 April 2015.

15 Apr - PhD Defence Julie Føske Johnsen (ProdMed)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Julie Føske Johnsen, Department of Production Animal Clinical Sciences, will defend her PhD thesis: Suckling in dairy production. Welfare and Management. Bonding and debonding, on 15 April 2015.

14 April - PhD Defence Elena Malyutina (IMT)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Elena Malyutina, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, will defend her thesis: Local stationary solutions in homogenized neural field models, on 14 April 2015.

27 Mar – PhD Defence Meron Assefa Arega (HH)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Meron Assefa Arega, NMBU School of Economics and Business, will defend her PhD thesis: Food Prices in Sub-Saharan Africa: Four Essays on Grain Prices, Food Aid, Cross Border Trade and Fuel Prices, on 27.03.2015.

27 Mar 2015 – PhD Defence Trygve Helgerud (IKBM)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Trygve Helgerud, Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science, will defend his PhD thesis: Factors influencing the processing quality of potatoes – development of analytical tools for process monitoring and optimization, on 27.03.2015.

25 Mar PhD Defence – Amsalu Gobena Roro (IPV)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Amsalu Gobena Roro, Department of Plant Sciences, will defend his PhD thesis: Impact of UV radiation on plant growth and development in different climatic regimes, on 25 March 2015.

24 Mar 2015 – PhD Defence Haakon Helland (IPV)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Haakon Helland, Department of Plant Sciences will defend his PhD thesis: Effects of storage time, temperature and modified atmosphere on sensory quality and health related compounds in fresh-cut swede and turnip, on 24 March 2015.

23 Mar 2015 – PhD Defence Ni Putu Sagita Dewi (ProdMed)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Ni Putu Sagita Dewi, Department of Production Animal Clinical Sciences, will defence her PhD thesis: Development and Application of the Response Surface Pathway Design from Laboratory Animals to Phase I Studies, on 23 March 2015.

17 Mar - PhD Defence Runa Rørtveit (BasAm)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Runa Rørtveit, Department of Basic Sciences and Aquatic Medicine, will defend her PhD thesis: Canine Collagen type III Glomerulopathy, on 17.03.2015.

12 Mar 2015 – PhD defence Roselyne Alphonce (HH)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Roselyne Alphonce, NMBU School of Economics and Business, will defend her PhD thesis: Eliciting WTP for food quality attributes, on 12.03.2015.

27 Feb 2015 - PhD Defence Ylva-li Blanck (INA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Ylva-li Blanck, Deptartment of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, will defend her PhD thesis: Historic range of variability in the fire regime of a Fennoscandian boreal forest – the Trillemark-Rollagsfjell Nature Reserve, on 27.02.2015.

13 Feb 2015 - PhD Defence Karen Lone (INA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Karen Lone, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, will defend her PhD thesis: LIDAR, habitat structure and the ecology of ungulates in a landscape of fear, on 13.02.2015

6 Feb 2015 - PhD Defence Lihan Chen (BasAm)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Lihan Chen, Department of Basic Sciences and Aquatic Medicine, will defend his PhD thesis: Studies of Oral Vaccination against Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis in Atlantic salmon: Focus on Antigen Production, Antigen Kinetics, and Immune Responses, on 6 February 2015.

3 Feb 2015 - PhD Defence Kristoffer Relling Tysnes (MatInf)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defense
Kristoffer Relling Tysnes, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, will defend his PhD thesis: “In Vitro studies on canine giardiasis”, on 3 February 2015.

29 Jan 2015 - PhD Defence Sofie Waage Skjeflo (HH)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Sofie Waage Skjeflo, School of Economics and Business, will defend her PhD thesis: Climate change and agriculture in sub-saharan africa: four approaches to modeling rural households, on 29 January 2015.

28 Jan 2015 - PhD Defence Ruth Heidi Samuelsen Nygård (IMT)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Ruth Heidi Samuelsen Nygård, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, will defend her PhD thesis: The potential of molten salts as heat transfer media in fast pyrolysis of wood, on 28 January 2015.

23 Jan 2015 – PhD Defence Patricia Isabel Mota Silva (IHA)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defense
Patricia Isabel Mota Silva, Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, will defend her PhD thesis: The neural basis of threat-sensitive behaviour in fish, on 23 January 2015.

19 Jan 2015 - PhD Defence Birgitte Bjønness (IMT)

PhD degree – Trial Lecture and Public Defence
Birgitte Bjønness, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology,
will defend her PhD thesis: Open inquiry in science classroms: exploring and developing teachers' practice in upper secondary school, on 19 January 2015.