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
What does the word “march” mean? A quick dictionary search reveals: Walk quickly with determination To walk with regular and measured tread, as soldiers on parade; advance in step in an organized body. The steady and inevitable development or progress of something Some people get intimidated by the word but marching on the street is… Read More Forward we march
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
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
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
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
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
‘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.
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.
Hi there! Let´s continue with the epigenetics topic. In part 1, I introduced you to epigenetics and I told you how amazed I was when I first heard about it during my undergrad years. Up until that point, I had always thought that genetics controlled every aspect of an organism. But during the early years… Read More Life is not all about genetics – part 2