We need a counter-narrative to the traditional view of a supervisor’s role as merely making sure research group members complete their projects on time with enough funding. We may even need to re-think some common expressions in academia such as “to be a leader in the field”, which is more commonly related to scientific production… Read More Leadership in academia
In winter 2016, the need for writing my PhD dissertation was chasing after me. The task was so overwhelming that I did my best to escape by using excuses like I needed to do more experiments and more data analysis, but it finally caught me. Defeated, I sat down to write. “Piled Higher and Deeper”… Read More How to write a lot during a normal work week
I left my home country Denmark a year ago to be a postdoc here at KI, so I could continue my journey as a young scientist. My scientific passion is understanding biological mechanisms, especially what goes wrong in diseases, and even more so when these diseases develop in the brain. Currently, I am trying to… Read More New blogger: Nina Jensen on working smart and writing well
Image: RNA and DNA in Cascade complex. 3D coordinates are taken from the Protein Data Bank (PDB 4QYZ). Last term, I was doing teaching assistant duty for undergraduate Structural Biology computer lab course. I had some freedom in deciding the biomolecules that they were going to explore, so I decided why not let them explore the… Read More CRISPR and the structural perspective
Guestblog written by Pingling Zeng Juhana Heinonen is currently a global marketing director at AstraZeneca based in Cambridge UK. He builds strategies that lead to global commercialization of new medicines. He works with colleagues from different parts of the world to understand specific market needs or problems and to give recommendations on how to address… Read More “A PhD is like having a private chauffeur……”
Discussions are intense as Ben Armstrong, Jennifer Bold and Alan Meyer from Drug Discovery and Preclinical Development at Ygeia, a US based pharma company focusing on oncology, are discussing the potential in four different drug candidates. Their patent is running out and they have new compounds in different stages to work with but budgets are… Read More So much more than Aspirin…a study visit at Bayer
Scientists do science. Artists make art. Writers write. Right? You cannot get scientific credit without the long slog through a lengthy education, and dodging the daily struggles of academia. Or can you? What happens when contributions come from an “outsider”? What makes a scientist? And who decides?… Read More What makes a Scientist?