You know what they say – there’s no ”me” in team! But look carefully, letters ”m” and ”e” are certainly there, meaning: think of yourself, too. ”Keen team player” and ”Strong ability to work in a team” are descriptions still often seen in many job ads, including those for research positions, naturally; although, whichever job… Read More The Three Foundations of Team Equilibrium
It’s summer and the semester is over, but that doesn’t mean that science and research takes a break. So I thought it would be a good idea to devote this post to the exciting world of cancer and cancer research. But what is cancer? What kind of disease is that? Cancer is actually not a… Read More Cancer research, what’s that?
I didn’t plan to write a follow up post to my previous blog post about scientist and social media this soon. But earlier this month the editor-in-chief of the Swedish newspaper Göterborgs-Tidningen and columnist at Expressen, Frida Boisen, wrote a column about this topic and I felt that I needed to mention this. The title… Read More Scientists + Social Media = True – part 1.5
Do It Yourself genetics is an emerging field. Say what? Check the video below: There are extensive guides and kits that you can buy online that give you the tools to modify among other things bacteria. Cool, so what? Well, not everyone is excited. Freedom of information poses many questions, and the best way… Read More DIY genetics – or how I learned to stop worrying and love the DNA
“This is going to be painful, but at least I look fabulous!” – I said, wearing protection glasses and wielding a scalpel. I was getting ready for a long session of cutting bands from an agarose gel, something everyone who has ever done DNA sequencing is well familiar with. See how the gel looks like,… Read More Fab Lab
There is a classical scientific career path at KI: • Postdoc • Research associate (FoAss) • Senior Research fellow • Professor As Chrisi already wrote, here it is important to have the exactly right employment if you want to follow this career-path. However, there is also a parallel career-path. The teaching career path at KI:… Read More Career at KI — more info
A while back ago a former classmate of mine, who is also a PhD student at KI, was complaining on Facebook that her research wasn’t going forward. She had spent years on doing countless of experiments for a project that didn’t give any positive data. As you can imagine she felt much stress and frustration.… Read More Hey scientist! Just do the opposite and everything will be fine