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?
It’s dusk in the city. Between towering grey blocks there is a tiny rat, darting from pillar to post, constantly looking for the next place to hide from the big scary world out there. Crawling with predators and enemies, and probably a few humans who are just plain scared of her (and she’s had enough… Read More Love Drunk Rats
After the 17th failed experiment in a row, sometimes it takes particular conscious effort on my part to remind myself that I do love science, even if the object of my affection seems colder and less reciprocating than the harsh Nordic winter winds. On “PhD-crawling-through” periods such as these there are some things I try to… Read More Christmas-Science-Jumper love
Article published in Medicor 2016 #3, Medicinska Föreningens magazine. As the sunlight fades from our Swedish world very quickly, I take a look at the nature of our relationship with the sun, and the potential danger Scandinavian style sun worshipping habits may hold.. As I sit here, a few weeks after my south-east Asian vacation,… Read More Sizzle; The Science of Sunburn
KI Bladet interviewed two of our bloggers about their persective of KI and advice to new term students … Read More Getting to know KI; Tips to new students
Hello!! Blog posts are minimal from me right now because I am currently deep inside my half-time writing cave. When I am on the other side of it, I promise I will write a post explaining the half-time control procedure here at Karolinska institutet, and what is required and why. But for now, I must… Read More Status; Stuck in a Half-Time Writing Cave.
One of the great things about working at Karolinska Institutet is that its fame and medical specialisation ensure ever-present opportunities to hear great talks by major advancers in all fields of medical science. A little while ago I was able to attend a talk by one of the first names a young eager cancer… Read More Portrait of the Enemy; Hanahan & Weinbergs Cancer Contribution