Networking – getting to know a friend you haven’t met yet

As I am approaching the last year of my PhD, I decided to sign up to an online conference entitled “The Academic Job Market” organized by “Beyond the Professoriate” organization. I don’t know what I want to do after the completion of my PhD but it’s always better to be informed. As the conference was online I could also watch the videos on my iPad during one of my many flights scheduled for the fall.… Read More Networking – getting to know a friend you haven’t met yet

Mentoring matters – how to lead your research group

As early career researchers, we are all trying to figure out our paths. Knowing this, Reinhart Reitmeier, professor at the University of Toronto, recommends everyone from PhD student to senior investigator to have a mentor that is around 10 years ahead of you in their career. For graduate students, he sometimes recommends to get a mentor outside of academia.… Read More Mentoring matters – how to lead your research group

“Moving Across – Where Art Meets Science”

It has been a week since we all gathered in a chilly but cosy Sunday evening at Stallet, here in Stockholm, for “Moving Across – Where Art meets Science”
“Moving Across”, an event organized by a group of creative researchers from Karolinska Institutet, brought to a general audience a synergistic connection between interesting biomedical research and its artistic and entertaining explanation by the “Improv” group Improphilia. Sounds fun, right?… Read More “Moving Across – Where Art Meets Science”