“The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit.”- Harry S. Truman

Whether or not Harry S. Truman was the originator of this is in dispute. Regardless, it comes to mind to me today because I’m facing a professional conundrum. Specifically, my desire for transparency and collaboration in science has come into conflict with my perception of how best to build my career. A bit about my… Read More “The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit.”- Harry S. Truman

A culture of acceptance

I am currently looking for postdoc positions, an experience which is equally exciting and harrowing. During my PhD I have acquired all these diverse and useful skills: a scientific mindset, analysis techniques, writing, public engagement, teaching and whatnot. To showcase all this, I now need a whole new skillset: writing both funding and job applications,… Read More A culture of acceptance

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