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
When it comes to important scientific discoveries, there isn’t any lack of it. However, not all discoveries reach the public eye, partly because they lack media penetration. In other words they are not interesting enough. The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert for their discovery of the Higgs… Read More Cool scientific discoveries: Jumping genes
On the 16-17th February there will be a worldwide robotic surgery event where 10 leading robotic centers from 4 different contintents will conduct 14 robotic surgeries. The whole 24 hour event will be broadcasted live and there will be an opportunity to interact with the surgeons via social media. Use the hashtag #WRSE24 on Twitter if you would like… Read More Worldwide Robotic Surgery 24 Hour Event
Having studied and worked as a molecular biologist for many years I’ve come a cross many genes and proteins with funny names. Here is a list of ten of them. Many of the genes listed are a reference to movies, books and games. 1. Tinman – Fruit flies with a mutated Tinman gene does not grow a… Read More Ten funny gene names
Hi, I came across this info graphic that illustrates what PhDs do these days in addition to academic research. I found this quite interesting so I though I would share it with you. Source: Online-PhD-Programs.org Made by: Kyara Tobias I am not affiliated with this site or the people behind it.