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
Guestblog written by Pingling Zeng Juhana Heinonen is currently a global marketing director at AstraZeneca based in Cambridge UK. He builds strategies that lead to global commercialization of new medicines. He works with colleagues from different parts of the world to understand specific market needs or problems and to give recommendations on how to address… Read More “A PhD is like having a private chauffeur……”
Discussions are intense as Ben Armstrong, Jennifer Bold and Alan Meyer from Drug Discovery and Preclinical Development at Ygeia, a US based pharma company focusing on oncology, are discussing the potential in four different drug candidates. Their patent is running out and they have new compounds in different stages to work with but budgets are… Read More So much more than Aspirin…a study visit at Bayer
Scientists do science. Artists make art. Writers write. Right? You cannot get scientific credit without the long slog through a lengthy education, and dodging the daily struggles of academia. Or can you? What happens when contributions come from an “outsider”? What makes a scientist? And who decides?… Read More What makes a Scientist?
Picture this: It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon and I’m having a coffee with other KI PhD students in Stockholm. We talk about work, science and interests, and I mention I’m really fascinated by popular science. The reaction: “What do you mean? What science is popular right now?”. I was quite surprised and never thought of… Read More A casual vocab lesson in popular science
Guestblog Written by Pingling Zeng “ Who is this happy person holding two babies?”, I asked my colleagues while pointing on a picture I saw on KI main web page. “How can you not know Jonas Ludvigsson? He is an ‘eldsjäl’ , he has done many altruistic works and never expects much return! “, said… Read More Struggling with your PhD? Get inspired by an ‘eldsjäl’!
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