In my previous post, I discussed the importance of Patient and Public Involvement in research – the WHY. This time, I am discussing the WHEN – hopefully giving you some ideas for how to translate theory to practice (part II of II)… Read More The cycle of PPI (Part II of II)
In my previous post, I discussed the importance of Patient and Public Involvement in research – the WHY. This time, I am discussing the WHEN – hopefully giving you some ideas for how to translate theory to practice (part I of II)… Read More The cycle of PPI (Part I of II)
What does PPI mean to you in a research setting? Have you ever heard of it? Have you used it? And if you have, to what extent? Has it been a tick-box exercise, another hoop to jump through to get to your end goal, or have you embraced and utilised it to its full extent? … Read More Patient and Public Involvement – the Introduction
In this new snippet series, I am going to talk classics. Classics in biology.… Read More Classics in biology
Some say serendipity in science is all about luck. What do you think?… Read More Lucky scientists rule?
Interview with Tomás McKenna, former KI post-doc, who left academia to create his own company. … Read More “You need to have this crazy idea that you believe enough to put your whole career on it” – Interview with Tomás McKenna
Like many people, I often avoid exposing myself to politics. Political discourse has, amidst the rise of Populism, become highly polarized. Reading heated debate between the so-called left and right is extremely draining and an unnecessary demand on my sanity as I survive life as a researcher. Where the topic of political discussion is more… Read More Off in the Distance: Horizon Europe and Why you Should Care
The internship at VR provided me with an invaluable insight into the Swedish working culture at a public organization. It also improved my Swedish language skills; I got the chance to meet new co-workers, learn about the research infrastructure of Sweden as a whole, and discuss topics that are important for the development of the… Read More 3-month Internship at Vetenskapsrådet/Swedish Research Council (VR): a postdoc experience
“You don’t want to have a publication in Science!? But that is everyone’s dream!” exclaimed another participant of a mentoring for early career researchers at my summer conference. For years, I was not able to say this out loud, but by now – a fourth year in my PhD – I got used to the shocked expression that usually follows my declaration.… Read More The wrong type of scientist?
Once upon a time… someone decided the public had the right, even the need, maybe even the duty, to know what was going on in science. Well, probably it has been “decided” upon multiple times, but a striking example was when the Royal Institute of London started Christmas lectures for the general public. In these… Read More The ivory tower and its casualties – Part 1