Take a minute and read the text below. It’s 1 page. 900 characters: You have just (hopefully) read the article that gave James Watson and Francis Crick the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. This article describes their model for how DNA is structured, what it consists of, and how those things come together… Read More How to get a Nobel prize in 900 words
My encounter with J last Tuesday had an impact on me. How? I cannot yet say. I spent many hours of my past working weeks in the field, in primary healthcare centres in “vulnerable” areas in Stockholm. These parts of the city are considered vulnerable because the inhabitants generally have lower levels in education and… Read More My encounter with J last Tuesday
There are many more things, between heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio. —Shakespeare, Hamlet Public health sciences make up for an incredibly interdisciplinary research field because every little or big detail in our lives has the potential to influence our health – be it conditions in which we grow, mass… Read More How soap genitals talk HIV/AIDS
The title of this post is a direct reference to a dialogue from one of today’s most popular TV shows, Game of Thrones, whose 4th season premiered last Sunday at HBO. “Knowledge is power”, says Littlefinger. “Power is power!” replies Cercei. This witty exchange occurs between two of the show’s most despised villains, Petyr Baelish… Read More Knowledge is Power
Cats. The pets that we all love to hate and hate to love. I have two glorious bastards. One is social, cuddly and nice. The other is not. When I look at them though, I don’t only see two cuddly pets. I also see two ferocious predators. Predators which have annihilated species and is possibly one… Read More Are cats on a constant Atkins diet?
There is a classical scientific career path at KI: • Postdoc • Research associate (FoAss) • Senior Research fellow • Professor As Chrisi already wrote, here it is important to have the exactly right employment if you want to follow this career-path. However, there is also a parallel career-path. The teaching career path at KI:… Read More Career at KI — more info
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