Live up to your principles, even if it means shooting yourself in the foot (or not)

Sometimes, I’m a reviewer. As a researcher-in-training, I’ve learned about the flaws of the peer-reviewed-publication-impact-factor system almost at the same time I’ve learned of its existence. Submission and reviewing process can end up being more detrimental than beneficial for the quality of research. At the end of my PhD I became convinced, and I still… Read More Live up to your principles, even if it means shooting yourself in the foot (or not)

“It’s simply time to say No!” to abusive behavior and toxic interactions

How many of us have either suffered or know someone that has dealt with abusive behavior and toxic interactions in their working place?We all know someone, right? Recently, this article “Overcoming Microaggressions in the Lab” written by Kawanda Foster got my full attention and voiced deep and important problems, often hidden. More awareness is needed!Importantly,… Read More “It’s simply time to say No!” to abusive behavior and toxic interactions

Is the industry really a “dark side”?

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”?

The light at the end of the PhD tunnel

A Bright Christmas #15. Life goes on, even during the pandemic. In 2020 the world welcomed approximately 300 new researchers graduating from the doctoral program at Karolinska Institutet. In this podcast you will hear the questions a “PhD-soon-to-be”, Yildiz Kelahmetoglu, has for two “new PhDs” Oksana Goroshchuk and Joanne Bakker, who defended their PhD thesis… Read More The light at the end of the PhD tunnel

Reflections from an Internship at Cartana – 10x Genomics

We briefly met on a bus ride to Biomedicum. And while catching up about life, I got to know that Giuseppe was doing an internship provided by the Career Service here at KI and wanted to know more about his experience.Today, I will share with you some reflections regarding his internship at Cartana (now part… Read More Reflections from an Internship at Cartana – 10x Genomics

“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)