This is a follow-up article from a talk organised by the PhD Careers Beyond Academia Club, given by PhD-turned-science-teacher Sanja Ranica. I was in the audience and Federica Santoro interviewed Sanja after the talk. It isn’t hard to see how a researcher might want to go into teaching. A crucial part of research is communicating… Read More When I grow up, I’ll be a… science teacher
Image credit: National Park Service / flickr In honour of International Teacher’s Day today, here is a short post about a pedagogical philosophy. The Indonesian education pioneer Ki Hajar Dewantara once formulated his education philosophy in Javanese thus: Ing ngarsa sung tulada, Ing madya mangun karsa, Tut wuri handayani. Which roughly translates to: In front… Read More The teacher’s three places
Image: RNA and DNA in Cascade complex. 3D coordinates are taken from the Protein Data Bank (PDB 4QYZ). Last term, I was doing teaching assistant duty for undergraduate Structural Biology computer lab course. I had some freedom in deciding the biomolecules that they were going to explore, so I decided why not let them explore the… Read More CRISPR and the structural perspective
Image: The orangery in Linnaeus’ botanical garden in Uppsala. Photo by Yossa Dwi Hartono. Happy birthday, Linnaeus. Imagine yourself back in Europe, exactly 310 years ago, in 1707. The Protestant Reformation has been going for 190 years. Leeuwenhoek first saw the microbes with his microscopes just a few decades ago. Isaac Newton is 64 years old.… Read More Grattis på födelsedagen, Linné
Among the crowd of signs we walked.
Image credit: Takashi Hososhima (flickr) (In collaboration with Nika Seblova) I was standing in front of a roomful of high school students, a screenshot of a certain popular bird-slinging game on my slide. I had five minutes to convey my research and entice them to the Dark Side make them interested in my work and… Read More Mentoring || Mentoring
Did you eat lussekatter on Lucia? The origin might surprise you. Find out more about lussekatter and other kakor.… Read More Kakanskalender