Thinking of defending your thesis? While it is still fresh on my mind, I would like to share some tips from my own dissertation experience this year. Note that this is not a replacement for the guideline stipulated in KI website. I am just re-organising their guideline in a flow that makes sense for me,… Read More #23 So you are going to defend your thesis
My highlight of the year is definitely my thesis defence in November, along with all the frenzied preparation that lasted from spring, which includes, but not limited to: preparing manuscripts for publications, interviewing for postdoc position, and re-reading papers and textbooks in order to distill them into the crystallised knowledge that is my kappa. I… Read More #8 Postdoctoral
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.