I’ve recently taken a career course organized by KI career service office. Below is a portrait from my course assignment about a person, whom I interviewed and is currently working in the life science industry. Mikael Hanson is a Senior Project Manager for Global Commercial Development at AbbVie – a global biopharmaceutical company. Mikael… Read More Find the passion and show you can do it!
Hello, this is Sofia calling in from Huddinge campus and Life after the defense. I’m a new voice at this blog and I hope we’ll talk often. In my posts, I’ll talk to you about how life was as a PhD student, and how life is now, as an actual PhD. I’ll share my thoughts… Read More A new voice
After almost half a year of planning and coordinating, finally The PhD Movie 2 was successfully screened at Karolinska Institutet Solna campus. The movie is an adaptation from the well-known web comic strip: Piled Higher and Deeper (aka. PhD Comics). More than 200 people came to the event, including undergraduates, PhD students, postdocs, and some… Read More The PhD Movie 2 at Karolinska Institutet
”I’m gonna abseil down my Ivory Tower And buy myself a jaguar I’m a bad ambassador For that elusive place you’re looking for…” These are part of the lyrics of a song I named this blogpost after, and they explain everything. Yes, I am abseiling from the Ivory Tower. For those of you who still… Read More Bad Ambassador
As a PhD student researching in aging related disease – Parkinson’s disease, I kept questioning myself: should I devote all my passion and career into unpredictable research results or turn my path back to my original education in medicine by treating patients with different medical conditions? This is a tricky puzzle. To date, hundreds and… Read More Never too late to exercise – you don’t need to be an athlete
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?
At “The Future of Life Science” seminar co-organized by KI career service today, four speakers shared their insightful perspectives for tomorrow’s life science both in academia & pharma. The 1.5 hour inspiring discussion brought academia, government, and industry together: Anders Gustafsson, Dean of Doctoral Education, KI; Peter Honeth, State Secretary, Ministry of Education; Jan-Olof Jacke, President, AstraZeneca and Ola Hermanson,… Read More Is the Future of Life Science bright?
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
Although still feel like winter outside, we are already in May. It is again one of the peak seasons for thesis defense! One colleague in our group is actually going to defend within a month (Good luck!). As in the final (4th) year of PhD study, I’ve been writing my thesis this spring. In one… Read More The End of the Beginning- Thesis Defense
PhD student runs not only on data and love of science – he or she needs to eat something from time to time. Usually I have my own lunch with me so our departmental lunchroom with its microwaves and ovens is completely enough. But when I’m too lazy to cook there are always other options.… Read More Food trip around KI – 4 places to grab your lunch!