“I solve interesting puzzles every day” – Career path of Anil Sharma

Name: Anil SharmaDid PhD at: University of Western Australia, AustraliaPosition at time of interviewing: Data Scientist, H&M, SwedenPosition at time of publishing on blog: Data Science Manager, Klarna, SwedenInterviewed and written by: Moa Stenudd, Feb-Mar 2020 Disclaimer: this interview was performed and written in February-March 2020, and since then Anil has been headhunted to another company. The following text… Read More “I solve interesting puzzles every day” – Career path of Anil Sharma

“What kind of company should we be and do we all agree on that?” – Interview with Tomás McKenna (part 2)

Blog Post + Podcast Episode – Part 2 Last week I published the first part of my conversation with Tomás McKenna recorded in December 2019. Tomás is a former post-doc colleague of mine who left our lab 1,5 years ago to create his own company – Mother – which is developing Virtual Reality (VR)-based approaches… Read More “What kind of company should we be and do we all agree on that?” – Interview with Tomás McKenna (part 2)

“I have the right and the opportunity to be a generalist” – Career path of Matti Nikkola

I meet Matti Nikkola in his office at Biomedicum, where he works as Head of Education at the department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Karolinska Institutet. Matti’s office is full of things that he enjoys, and things he’s proud of. A robot dog, beautiful glass statues, and a vast collection of newspaper articles. I comment that it’s tidy despite all the objects. “With my job, you have to stay organized”, he explains.… Read More “I have the right and the opportunity to be a generalist” – Career path of Matti Nikkola

Curiosity: Bridging the gap between academia and industry – Career path of Ia Khmaladze

Name: Ia KhmaladzeDid PhD at: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institutet, SwedenCurrent position: Principal Skin Health Scientist, Oriflame Cosmetics AB, SwedenInterviewed and written by: Resti Rudjito Ia Khmaladze, PhD is a principal scientist skin health at the Swedish-origin global beauty company Oriflame Cosmetics AB. Her curiosity in skin research has led her to… Read More Curiosity: Bridging the gap between academia and industry – Career path of Ia Khmaladze

“Be proactive and have a good mentor” – Career path of Carolina Hagberg

Carolina Hagberg is Assistant Professor at the Cardiovascular Medicine Unit at Karolinska Institutet (KI). She has recently established her own research group (Hagberg Lab) that studies the mechanisms involved in adipocyte nutrient uptake and energy metabolism in the healthy and obese state. … Read More “Be proactive and have a good mentor” – Career path of Carolina Hagberg

“Teaching is a beautiful way to give back to society” – Career path of Matthew Kirkham

Matthew Kirkham was the first person that gave me a teaching assignment as part of my PhD training. I hold him largely responsible for making me feel so passionate about teaching, so this was a great chance for me to share his story and his role as an educator at Karolinska Institutet.… Read More “Teaching is a beautiful way to give back to society” – Career path of Matthew Kirkham

“Freedom comes with responsibility” – Career path of Qiaolin Deng

It’s a gloomy February afternoon when I head towards Biomedicum cafeteria to meet Qiaolin Deng. As much as I feel tired with the short days and lack of sunshine I am soon to be positively charged with the energy that beams from my interviewee. Qiaolin greets me with a warm smile and sparkling eyes. It’s a very exciting time in her career.… Read More “Freedom comes with responsibility” – Career path of Qiaolin Deng

“Always look for solutions” – career path of Sally Abdelmoaty

I got my first glimpse of Sally Abdelmoaty in 2015 when I started my PhD in the lab where she was doing her post doc. I didn’t need much time to realize she has the qualities of a successful person – self-confidence, integrity, willingness to learn and most important – optimism. These exact traits allowed her to efficiently juggle research, family responsibilities and self-development activities outside academia that led her to her present job as project coordinator at Kancera AB. This interview gave me the opportunity to ask her about her reflections on the successful transition she made from academia to industry.… Read More “Always look for solutions” – career path of Sally Abdelmoaty