Exploring Careers: Building Bridges in Science

An innate drive to communicate, resonating with oneself, and a genuine joy in talking about science are defining elements that led Helena Ledmyr throughout her career. Breathing both academic and non-academic air on the way, she stands right in between, bridging them with one foot on each side. As the head of development and communication… Read More Exploring Careers: Building Bridges in Science

Science, passion and inspiration – ForskarFredag through a scientist’s eyes

Guest blogger Dr. Federica Santoro, Postdoctoral researcher at Karolinska Institutet, is currently doing an internship through Career Service with podcast RadioScience – Vetenskapspodden. Federica recently attended ForskarFredag and is happy to share her thoughts with you in this blog. Leon, Yonis, Diana and their classmates file into the room. They take a seat on the chairs that have been neatly… Read More Science, passion and inspiration – ForskarFredag through a scientist’s eyes

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

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.