Cutlery cluttering, excited voices, and intertwining conversation – the familiar pulse of a conference mingle. I was chatting with current and aspiring graduate students when I suddenly heard the dreaded advice: “Expect you will suffer during your PhD, I definitely did”. My skin crawled and I rushed to correct “No, you should not accept suffering… Read More You should not suffer during your PhD!
Interview with Tatiana Alvarez Giovannucci by Ana Amaral Tatiana has been a PhD student at KI for 5 years now. Last year she took part of the Doctoral course Career Skills for Scientists, where people with a science background share their different career paths with PhD students. This happens once a week for one afternoon… Read More Escape from the lab: Tatiana’s internship in marketing for Life Sciences
A short while ago, I was seeing my doctor to talk about some side effects I experienced from a routine medication I have been taking for years. After my preferred formulation recently went off market, I have been rotating between different formulations of the same drug to find one to suit me. The doctor asked… Read More The Future is Personal
As a part of a new traditional blog post for KI, I was supposed to spend December 9th as an attendant of the Nobel Week Dialogue. The topic this year was incredibly interesting: ”Into the unknown: uncertainty, risk, and opportunity”. To attend the meeting, I woke up at 4 o’clock in the morning, did my… Read More Per risks ad opportunities
Why do we taste? How is taste perceived? Are we missing out any taste?… Read More Are you sure about what you are tasting?
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”
Perhaps it will not be too long before we can hear a completely paralysed person saying, “oh it’s a bit cold outside”, the moment he/she relaxingly walks out of the house on a quiet winter morning, wearing an exoskeleton suit.… Read More Can you hear me?