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?
I didn’t plan to write a follow up post to my previous blog post about scientist and social media this soon. But earlier this month the editor-in-chief of the Swedish newspaper Göterborgs-Tidningen and columnist at Expressen, Frida Boisen, wrote a column about this topic and I felt that I needed to mention this. The title… Read More Scientists + Social Media = True – part 1.5
Scientists are a very passionate group of people. We devote years of our lives studying things that most people will never hear about. As mentioned in previous posts, curiosity is a major driver for scientists. That’s why scientists are so passionate about their work. As passionate as we may be about our research, we are not… Read More Scientists + Social Media = True
For many students extracurricular activities are something that is as important as their studies. Many find it natural to take part in activities or events (not hobbies) that are related to school but not necessarily directly related to their studies. In my case, I unfortunately have to admit that during my entire undergrad period as… Read More My big revelation: the importance of extracurricular activities and its amazing consequences