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
No, this is not one of my favorite movies; but is sounds like a grate title for this post:) Working with other people will naturally lead to conflict situations from time to time. Different types of conflicts occur quite frequently in academia because in this environment highly opinionated and competitive people meet and collaborate. Things can… Read More Clash of the Titans
This is an announcement for the upcoming movie screening at KI Solna. All students in Stockholm and Uppsala are invited. Please feel free to share the info with your friends and watch the movie at KI. On October 21, Jorge Cham, renowned “PhD Comics” creator and “PhD Movie” director, will visit KI for the Swedish premiere… Read More Watch the PhD Movie 2 and meet the Director Jorge Cham
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
Recently, I have overheard this conversation between two researchers in a coffee-room: – So, are you expected to submit some grant proposals soon? – Well, it’s not that I have to do it but if I would like to get a job after this post-doc, then I should. I could, of course, potentially, get a position… Read More Do cars and grants have anything in common?
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
Since last summer, I have been working on the ‘heritability (h2)’ for almost half year, it’s defined as the proportion of the phenotypic variance of human disease or complex traits attributed to genetic effects. There were many different concepts made me so confused, but one day when I had shower, I found it could be… Read More Heritability: a story from the bathroom