Choosing the lesser of two evils – lessons learned from comparing bacon and lettuce.

‘Eating lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon’ states the author of the ScienceDaily blog based on the paper published in the journal of Environment Systems and Decisions at the end of November. This provocative statement caused some uproar among my acquaintances in the past week. This motivated me to… Read More Choosing the lesser of two evils – lessons learned from comparing bacon and lettuce.

The PhD Movie 2 at Karolinska Institutet

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

Frontiers in Cancer Research & Therapy

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

Scientific literacy – why is it important and how do we increase it?

As a biomedical researcher I do things at work that would make a lot of people raise their eyebrows.  To make an antibiotic resistant bacterium for example takes less than 24 hours. Clone a gene? No problem, I can do that as well! Or what about manipulating the behaviour of human cells? Easy, takes only a few days.… Read More Scientific literacy – why is it important and how do we increase it?