In this blog I explain my doctoral project and hope that after reading it the readers will share my excitement about the results of this work. Background Leukemia is a form of blood cancer that often affects children. Currently, to treat it doctors use combinations of different chemotherapeutic drugs. However, these drugs are toxic both… Read More Topic: Stop cell division to fight childhood leukemia
A Bright Christmas #23 In this short post, I want to encourage you to love this year. I assume that millions of people in the world wished to live through the year 2020 differently. They would like to have stronger health, more travelling, less stress, more hugs, and more freedom to live. Someone may think… Read More Forget about an unlived life
Interview with Parisa Rabiei Far A Bright Christmas #21 Recently I had one of the most inspiring and interesting conversations related to the immortal topic “academia versus industry”. My good friend and a colleague Parisa Rabiei Far spent four weeks in Gothenburg at the R&D department of the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. She got this opportunity… Read More Is the industry really a “dark side”?
This essay I wrote several months ago to take part in the competition from The Lasker Foundation. Although the essay did not win, I would like people to read it. I wrote about a man, a very special scientist, whose story inspired me. Please, feel free to become inspired too. In Swedish language there is… Read More A man on fire
The global pandemic of coronavirus changed the lives of millions of people, and I am no exception. However, in this post, I will tell you about my PhD defense as, so far, the best day of my life. I was lucky to have an amazing opponent and a very experienced examination board. Despite that three… Read More The best day of my life
As a part of a new traditional blog post for KI, I was supposed to spend December 9th as an attendant of the Nobel Week Dialogue. The topic this year was incredibly interesting: ”Into the unknown: uncertainty, risk, and opportunity”. To attend the meeting, I woke up at 4 o’clock in the morning, did my… Read More Per risks ad opportunities
As you might know, the Christmas potluck pasty in Sweden is called “knytkalas”. I hope that you followed our Christmas calendar-2019, and you know that for 24 days we were writing about food: for stomach, mind, soul, and even about the limitation of food. Our team of KI bloggers, of course, could not miss the opportunity to… Read More Happy Holidays from Bloggers!
Saffron is an interesting flower. Saffron strings are considered to be the most expensive spice per kilogram. Of course, it can cost several thousands of dollars, if field workers must hand-pick more than 200 000 flowers in order to collect 1 kg (2.2 pounds) of spice. The biggest saffron producer is Iran, but for me,… Read More My saffron love-story
I am sure that everybody heard about the events “Careers beyond academia”. In this post, I will write about one of those meetings and, with no doubts, one of the best career events I have ever attended. The invited speaker was Adam Sierakowiak, and his aims were to describe his career after academia and help… Read More If you want to be a medical advisor
It comes to no surprise that life after the PhD can bring you anywhere. In the beginning, many students from abroad think that they are going to spend between one and a maximum of five years in Sweden. Afterwards, they will continue their work-life journey somewhere else. That is one of the most common reasons… Read More My Swedish (language) story