#15 All I want for Christmas… is that post-PhD first job

Guest Blog post by Gonçalo Brito PhD student, CMB Department (Goncalo.brito@ki.se) https://www.linkedin.com/in/goncalombrito/ It is not uncommon to hear friends telling me how much they miss those student years at university, when life was more about having fun and less about important decisions. While nobody can escape grown up life for too long, academia has this… Read More #15 All I want for Christmas… is that post-PhD first job

Are you a typical PhD student?

Guest blog post by Maren Köhne and Lisa Schmidleithner blogging for the ImmunoSensation Blog. The ImmunoSesation Blog is a young investigators’ initiative and aims to inform about the research and events within the Cluster of Excellence. The ImmunoSensation Cluster is an association of several institutes and departments in Bonn connecting immunological research groups. By reposting this… Read More Are you a typical PhD student?

Gelé brain, scientists and the public: Hjärnfestivalen 2016

Last week two of your digital ambassadors volunteered during the first Swedish Brain Awareness week (Hjärnfestivalen). During this five day event for the public, many activities sharing knowledge from neuroscience and related fields were arranged. One could come to various presentations by scientists, a pub quiz with brain trivia, bring children to a science cafe or… Read More Gelé brain, scientists and the public: Hjärnfestivalen 2016

Portrait of the Enemy; Hanahan & Weinbergs Cancer Contribution

  One of the great things about working at Karolinska Institutet is that its fame and medical specialisation ensure ever-present opportunities to hear great talks by major advancers in all fields of medical science. A little while ago I was able to attend a talk by one of the first names a young eager cancer… Read More Portrait of the Enemy; Hanahan & Weinbergs Cancer Contribution

My Apology Letter to the Science Overlords

“Hey, what do you do?” “Ugggghhhhh…..” I think I answer this question differently every single time I’m asked. I sit under a thousand umbrella terms that all mean something slightly different or overlapping, and give off impressions or ideas to different people, that is not always clear to me, nor them. “Im a…..scientist, a PhD… Read More My Apology Letter to the Science Overlords