Guest blog by: Nicolas J. Pillon, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden You are discussing a project with a whole group of people. Everything goes well until your supervisor says something like “you are so negative” or “this is not good, fix it today”. It hits you hard. It might sound like… Read More Why feedback hurts, sometimes
Approximately 30 seconds after we enter the room, we get accustomed to the lack of light. With dark, blackout curtains separating us from the first rays of blooming spring outside. All for a good purpose. All of us will learn something today. We are in the microscope room. The darkness keeps all our attention to… Read More Learning to teach – teaching to learn
As a biomedical researcher I do things at work that would make a lot of people raise their eyebrows. To make an antibiotic resistant bacterium for example takes less than 24 hours. Clone a gene? No problem, I can do that as well! Or what about manipulating the behaviour of human cells? Easy, takes only a few days.… Read More Scientific literacy – why is it important and how do we increase it?
”In a world, where science entertains… Meet Dr Multitask, a (re)searcher, balancing on the edge of academic and beyond, teaching AND learning valuable lessons about life, science and human existence…” Imagine this world, designed as an amusement park, with a purpose to both educate and entertain – the name is: SCI-WORLD. This spring, a job… Read More SCI-WORLD