What makes a Scientist?

Scientists do science. Artists make art. Writers write. Right? You cannot get scientific credit without the long slog through a lengthy education, and dodging the daily struggles of academia. Or can you? What happens when contributions come from an “outsider”? What makes a scientist? And who decides?… Read More What makes a Scientist?

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New Blogger: Ayla De Paepe on Popular Science and Science in Popular Culture

Hi there! I’m Ayla, a recent addition to the blog team, and this post is a short intro to, well, me. The science I’m a Belgium borne Bio-Science engineer and moved to Stockholm after my master. Upon arrival I spend some mental effort learning Swedish and started my PhD in Robert Månsson’s group at Karolinska… Read More New Blogger: Ayla De Paepe on Popular Science and Science in Popular Culture

“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