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Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

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This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted since Spring 2009. Documents are added to this collection through the review process required for convocation for current students.

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  1. Metabolic Engineering of Central Carbon Metabolism for Production of Isobutanol and other Higher Alcohol Biofuels in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    by Ofuonye, Ebele Josephine

    The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae was engineered for production of high-value alcohols including isobutanol and isopentanol....

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  2. Metabolic Modulation in Heart Disease

    by Sidhu, Vaninder K.

    Ischemic heart disease and pulmonary arterial hypertension are often accompanied by a drastic change in myocardial energy...

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  3. Metabolism of lactic acid bacteria in wheat sourdough and bread quality

    by Zhang, Chonggang

    Study on metabolism of lactic acid bacteria in wheat sourdough can improve bread quality such as bread flavour, texture and...

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  4. Metabolite Identification and Quantification in Biofluids Using Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry

    by Stanislaus, Avalyn E

    Metabolomics, one of the branches of systems biology, is the comprehensive measurement of all the endogenous metabolites...

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  5. Metal Artifact Reduction in Computed Tomographic (CT) Images for Radiotherapy Treatment Planning

    by Paudel, Moti R

    High density/high atomic number metallic objects create shading and streaking metal artifacts in the CT image that can cause...

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  6. Metal Oxide Processing on Gallium Nitride and Silino

    by von Hauff, Peter A

    III-V Nitrides are intriguing semiconductors for high-power RF amplifiers and other applications. Gallium Nitride has become...

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  7. Metal particle catalyst formation from thin films for the creation of vertically aligned carbon nanotube structures

    by Olsen, Brian

    This work contains research associated with the metal catalysts used in the formation of vertically aligned carbon nanotube...

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  8. Metal-enrichment in microbial carbonates: the role of carboxylated biomacromolecules

    by Petrash, Daniel Alejandro

    Carboxylated macromolecules such as alginate and glycoproteins are abundant components of modern shallow marine sediments...

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  9. Metallic thin films for NEMS/MEMS: from fundamental behaviour to microstructural design and fabrication

    by Luber, Erik

    The main focus of this thesis is the study of thin metal films in microelectromechanical/nanoelectromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS),...

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  10. Metalloproteinases in the Development of Hypertension and Cardiac Remodeling

    by Wang, Xiang

    Despite many decades of research and drug development, the diseases of the cardiovascular system remain a major health threat...

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  11. Metaphor and Ecocriticism in Jon Krakauer’s Mountaineering Texts

    by Jewett, Alicia A

    This study examines Jon Krakauer’s three mountaineering texts, Eiger Dreams, Into the Wild, and Into Thin Air, from an ecocritical...

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  12. Methane combustion over Pt and Pt-Pd catalysts

    by Abbasi, Reza

    A major challenge faced by the transportation sector is vehicle emissions of green house gases (GHG). This issue has led...

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  13. Methane Production in Oil Sands Tailings under Nitrogen-Depleted Conditions

    by Collins, Catherine Elizabeth Victoria

    Surface mining for bitumen extraction results in production of tailings that are deposited into large ponds. Tailings in...

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  14. Methanogenesis in oil sands tailings: an analysis of the microbial community involved and its effects on tailings densification

    by Li, Carmen

    Densification of tailings slurries to mature fine tailings (MFT) is important in the oil sands industry for tailings inventory...

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  15. A Method to Enhance Re-Endothelialization of Tissue Engineered Decellularized Allograft Heart Scaffolds

    by Desai, Leena

    Allograft tissue is used to reconstruct cardiac birth defects but induces an immune response resulting in allo-sensitization....

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  16. Methodological issues in randomized trials of pediatric acute diarrhea: evaluating probiotics and the need for standardized definitions and valid outcome measures

    by Johnston, Bradley C.

    BACKGROUND: In a 2006 WHO report, diarrheal diseases ranked second among conditions afflicting children. Pediatric acute...

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  17. Methodologies for Many-Input Feedback-Directed Optimization

    by Berube, Paul N. J.

    This thesis makes improvement to the process of ahead-of-time feedback-directed optimization (FDO) in compiler design. It...

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  18. Methodology and natural product synthesis: carbocycles, culpin and sorbicillactone A

    by Sunasee, Rajesh

    The first chapter of this thesis describes the development of a general method for indirectly effecting radical carbocyclization...

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  19. Methodology for Assessing Transport Properties of Wells Used in the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide

    by Moreno Tellez, Francisco J

    One of the aspects of climate change is global warming, which can be defined as the increase in the average temperature of...

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  20. A Methodology for Calculating Tonnage Uncertainty in Vein-Type Deposits

    by Munroe, Michael J

    One of the main sources of uncertainty in vein type deposits is found in the calculation of the tonnage. The boundary limits...

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