This Tuesday afternoon it is very quiet at the Career service office at Karolinska Institutet, only the sound of keys tapping in the computers. Emma is working hard on updating all web pages and moving information to our new web portal. Kerstin is busy following up all contacts made with companies that want to offer… Read More Career Skills for Scientists
Article published in Medicor 2016 #3, Medicinska Föreningens magazine. As the sunlight fades from our Swedish world very quickly, I take a look at the nature of our relationship with the sun, and the potential danger Scandinavian style sun worshipping habits may hold.. As I sit here, a few weeks after my south-east Asian vacation,… Read More Sizzle; The Science of Sunburn
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
If you want to get your paper cited, give it a short title! This is a conclusion from a paper published last week in Royal Society of Open Science.
It has been a while since my last post. Well, actually I made only one blog in 2015. I feel terribly sorry about it. It is just about my research that overtakes my energy and life, thus pushes me away from social media. However, last Thursday, I and other two bloggers joined a workshop with… Read More What if I felt exhausted about my research
While I was going through my social media channels, I came across a research article titled Antibacterial activity of silver-killed bacteria: the “zombies” effect. Because this was the first time I had ever seen a research article containing the word “zombies” in it, I was quite curious to read what the article was about. The… Read More The zombies are finally here!
In a recent study published in Genome Biology, scientists at University of Cambridge showed that the human genome is not fully human. The scientists studied the genome of forty species, of which ten were primates, including humans. In the study they identified 145 “foreign” genes in the human genome that have its origins from other… Read More We are not fully human
On the 5-6th of March I attended the annual Frontiers in Cancer Research & Therapy conference at the Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institutet. This is a conference organized by people at my department. Though I’ve been working at KI for several years, this was the first time I attended this conference because I’ve previously been extremely busy. This… Read More Frontiers in Cancer Research & Therapy
After having worked on and off on a research project for five years, it’s finally time for me to put together all the data into an article and get it published. Publishing your data that you have spent so many years to obtain is what every researcher is aiming for. It’s basically the reward for… Read More The process of publishing your science
When it comes to important scientific discoveries, there isn’t any lack of it. However, not all discoveries reach the public eye, partly because they lack media penetration. In other words they are not interesting enough. The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert for their discovery of the Higgs… Read More Cool scientific discoveries: Jumping genes