Halloween is just around the corner. Probably this weekend you will go to some Halloween party. But then you might have the usual problem – what should be your costume? If you go to party with a lot of PhD students and you want to frighten the hell out of them – here is my list of… Read More Top 3 Halloween costumes that scare all PhD students
Did you hear the recent announcement about the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014? It was awarded with one half to John O’Keefe and the other half jointly to May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser “for their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system, an “inner GPS” in the brain”. And you know what? Last year, Edvard Moser… Read More What’s Nov2k – and what’s so “Nobel” about it?
Declare that the kanelbulle was invented in your country How dare you – claiming that in a country where they even celebrate the “Kanelbullens Dag”. Remember this on the next 4th of October… Say that fika is a waste of time Closely related to the kanelbulle…. Fika is taken very seriously. Fika is not only… Read More Various ways of upsetting your Swedish friends
Academic summers in Stockholm are great. Short weeks, friend’s visiting, summer houses, boat rides and cycling trips. Really, this summer has been ridiculously much like this Swedish beer commercial circa 1994. But of course it’s not been all play. Actually, I have spent most of the summer doing hours of R ( a pretty amazing,… Read More Summer holidays and R programming
While everybody was on holiday these days, I crossed paths with an interesting group of people that was on a different kind of journey… This group of young travellers came together from different countries (Sweden, Netherlands, England) – hungry for adventure, thirsty for knowledge, and their baggage full of different kinds of backgrounds and experiences –… Read More The Think Train Trip
This June I had a great opportunity to attend annual conference organized by International Society for Stem Cell Research. It was amazing four days of the adventure in Vancouver, Canada. I don’t want to review the conference but just give you a taste of it as a whole experience. It was my first such a… Read More Perks of being a PhD student – international conference!
Since a few months I’ve been working as a research assistant at the Department for Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME). LIME is a place where cultures clash and where informaticians, managers, educators, communicators, illustrators, engineers, entrepreneurs, nurses, physicians, designers… and public health specialists work together to improve healthcare. A lot of interesting and fun… Read More Art in the LIME light
We are not smart as we thought. Students used to confuse where they should go for the career after education. Situation applies to the same even for master and PhD students. I would say, presumably, our eyes are blinded by our straightforward mind. In the past lovely and rainy May, the Career Service Office of KI… Read More First time being a moderator
Katie Melua was singing once that there are 9 million bicycles in Beijing. Well, we don’t have that many is Stockholm, because whole population of Sweden is roughly 9 million people, but definitely Stockholm is bike-friendly. Whole winter I was imagining myself riding bicycle just like in song by Queen. Then spring has come and I… Read More I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike!
On May 23, the national flag of China (the Five-Starred Red Flag) had been raised up on KI’s Solna campus, because a “big man” would come to KI from my motherland-Prof. Zhu Chen, the former Minister of Health in China, now he is the vice chairman of the National People’s Congress. Zhu is one of… Read More KI’s new honorary doctorate from China