Hi there! Do you know about the fantastic social networking platform Meetup? If not, you should keep on reading. Meetup is a platform that allows members to create online groups and arrange offline group meetings that members can participate in. The variety of groups is huge. It can be a group for cooking enthusiasts to… Read More Let´s meet up at Meetup
Hi there! Let´s continue with the epigenetics topic. In part 1, I introduced you to epigenetics and I told you how amazed I was when I first heard about it during my undergrad years. Up until that point, I had always thought that genetics controlled every aspect of an organism. But during the early years… Read More Life is not all about genetics – part 2
While I was going through my social media channels, I came across a research article titled Antibacterial activity of silver-killed bacteria: the “zombies” effect. Because this was the first time I had ever seen a research article containing the word “zombies” in it, I was quite curious to read what the article was about. The… Read More The zombies are finally here!
Saturday last week, I attended the Startup Day 2015 at Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm. This is an annual entreprenurial event, arranged by Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, gathering around a thousand entrepreneurs and those interested in entrepreneurship. During the event, several talks and investor pitching sessions were held. Those attending the talks had the opportunity to listen to entrepreneurs… Read More Getting inspired at the Startup Day 2015
Part 1 1. Kenny – Fruit flies lacking this gene dies after two days. This is a reference to the South Park character Kenny McCormic who dies in various ways at the end of each episode. 2. Maggie – Fruit flies with a mutated Maggie gene results in arrested development, like Maggie Simpsons from the cartoon series The… Read More Ten funny gene names – part 2
The thing that got me into molecular biology was genetics. In high school I was amazed by the fact that the tiny pieces of DNA in our cells controlled nearly all aspects of an organism. The fact that we could manipulate the DNA sequence and thus manipulate life was a big reason to study molecular… Read More Life is not all about genetics
In a recent study published in Genome Biology, scientists at University of Cambridge showed that the human genome is not fully human. The scientists studied the genome of forty species, of which ten were primates, including humans. In the study they identified 145 “foreign” genes in the human genome that have its origins from other… Read More We are not fully human
On the 5-6th of March I attended the annual Frontiers in Cancer Research & Therapy conference at the Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institutet. This is a conference organized by people at my department. Though I’ve been working at KI for several years, this was the first time I attended this conference because I’ve previously been extremely busy. This… Read More Frontiers in Cancer Research & Therapy
As a biomedical researcher I do things at work that would make a lot of people raise their eyebrows. To make an antibiotic resistant bacterium for example takes less than 24 hours. Clone a gene? No problem, I can do that as well! Or what about manipulating the behaviour of human cells? Easy, takes only a few days.… Read More Scientific literacy – why is it important and how do we increase it?
After having worked on and off on a research project for five years, it’s finally time for me to put together all the data into an article and get it published. Publishing your data that you have spent so many years to obtain is what every researcher is aiming for. It’s basically the reward for… Read More The process of publishing your science