2017 has been a fantastic writing year for me. I did not produce large amounts of published papers (fingers crossed for 2018), but I pushed my writing skills to a new level. Here I will share my 2017 writing story, in the hope that you will get inspired. It started with a workshop arranged by… Read More #12 2017 in Writing
Do you enjoy getting up in front of others to present your work? If you answered no, you’re perfectly normal. Public speaking is among the top things people fear. I’m one of the few who likes giving presentations — if I am well prepared. To get prepared I practice each presentation a lot. But even… Read More #2 The Joys of Public Speaking
Many postdocs dream about starting their own research groups. But what is required to become a principal investigator (PI) and how have other postdocs made the leap? To help answer these questions the Karolinska Institute Postdoc Association (KIPA) and the KI Junior Faculty arranged an event called “From Postdoc to PI: How to make the… Read More From Postdoc to PI: How to Make the Leap?
Have you ever been asked how much time you spend on a specific task for example on grant writing? Then realized you don’t know? If you start logging your time, you can easily answer these questions. You simply look it up and answer something like: “on average over a year, I work X number of… Read More Time logging: the first step to efficient time management
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… 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