So I have not written anything in ages… and I will not write anything of value now…but I will conclude 3 things; 1. Responding to reviewer comment are not at all as straight forward as I might have expected. It turns out it takes a long time, resulting in endless night in the office which… Read More Endless nights in the office, ready-meal allergy and Colorado
Originally posted on The DNA Exchange:
Although we take seriously the threat of genetic discrimination, there aren’t a lot of examples you can offer. In my ethics class, I discuss the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad case — everyone discusses the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad case, not because it is such an interesting precedent…
Doing one last day of work before the holidays kick-off and I resort to reading articles on the sofa whilst wearing my brand new pj’s and eating Aladdin (a box of chocolate pralines that for some reason play a central part in Swedish Christmas celebration – sometimes it feels even more central than the birth… Read More Some thoughts on childhood mental health diagnosis, big pharma and school legislation
Sweden is a dark country this time of the year and even darker this year, as my home country descends into some type of politic turmoil and new fascists are taking over our government and every front page new story. In these dark times, I am beyond happy to say that I work in place… Read More Almost Crimbo and more than one reason to celebrate!
Being a PhD is a somewhat strange mix between having a full-time employment and effectively still being a student. As the working person you go to work every day, you have an office, some type of set hours and things that are expected of you. At the same time you are free to manage your… Read More Saturday mornings. Time off work or time to do work?
Long time no write and this time I can actually say it’s because I haven’t had time. If working during academic summers are comparable in speed to The Seventh Seal, autumn term is more like Fast and the Furious 6, had it actually been an entertaining movie. Courses have started, including a great course on… Read More Work, play and a lot of writing
As the Swedish election is approaching faster than you can swipe left on Tinder, the question of how the different parties look at future of science was brought to the table by the Young Academy of Sweden ,who invited representatives from the political parties in Sweden for a debate on science policy at Stockholm University.… Read More Gender Inequality in Science
Academic summers in Stockholm are great. Short weeks, friend’s visiting, summer houses, boat rides and cycling trips. Really, this summer has been ridiculously much like this Swedish beer commercial circa 1994. But of course it’s not been all play. Actually, I have spent most of the summer doing hours of R ( a pretty amazing,… Read More Summer holidays and R programming
So admittedly, I’m not going to get even close to answering this in a blog post, but I recently came across one (of many) really good answers to this question, by Thomas R. Insel in JAMA Psychiatry. JAMA Network | JAMA | Mental Disorders in Childhood: Shifting the Focus From Behavioral Symptoms to Neurodevelopmental Trajectories… Read More What’s the point of studying the brain and genes when it comes to psychiatric disorder?
When I moved to Stockholm for my PhD this January, I came from living in flatshares in London for about 8 years. Now, flatshares in London can be the best things ever for 1 reason – the amazing people you meet. However flatshares in London can be awful for about a billion reason like awful… Read More FINALLY A HOME or the ordeal of finding somewhere to live in Stockholm