Time to address the illusion of adulthood. I am in my late twenties now. This is the responsible age. I can drive; drink; smoke; vote; I have a job; I have my own place; I take interest in Economics; I dabble in Politics. But the older I get, the more responsibilities I have, the more… Read More I never got the life talk.
“Sweetie, what is it that you do really?” That’s my grandmother asking. She sits in a 25-year old wonky sofa and pets her amorphous Shitzu. I look at the ceiling for a couple of seconds and do a quick literature review for the introduction, formulate the hypothesis, enumerate the methodology and even include some preliminary data.… Read More The grandma question.
Often it feels like I need some super powers to conquer the daily life of a PhD student. In my blog posts, I will share my reflections on issues from my research field(s), open science, register-based research, (Swedish) academia and others.… Read More An average superhero in training
Pumpkins were almost extinct once. They survive only thanks to our love for sweet pumpkin dishes.
I’ve just came across this short blog post by Isaiah Hankel and I felt that his observation is so valuable that I just have to share it with you on this blog. It’s so simple: the right mix of gratitude and anger. It might sound like a cliché and terrible simplification of the problem but for… Read More Recipe for a healthy life
No, this is not one of my favorite movies; but is sounds like a grate title for this post:) Working with other people will naturally lead to conflict situations from time to time. Different types of conflicts occur quite frequently in academia because in this environment highly opinionated and competitive people meet and collaborate. Things can… Read More Clash of the Titans
On the first Monday of this October, after waiting in the cold wind for more than 80 minutes, I got the chance to enter the Nobel Forum close to KI gate, to closely experience the first announcement of Nobel Prize in 2015 – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Around 11:30, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet… Read More Most Exciting Experience to the Announcement of Nobel Prize
A low-frequency tone filled the air blanketing all natural sounds from audibility. Our soldier resolved that the pervasive drone of heavy-machinery was only a minute concern compared to the inexpressible stench exhausting his sense of smell. He stood alert, but ultimately exhausted and scared. Forsaken on a task that few before him had managed to… Read More Unsung Heroes: A short story in tribute to Sweden’s Eurovision triumph
Finally it feels like summer in Stockholm with longer daylight everyday. This Thursday and Friday, DMM 2015 meeting, entitled “Partnerships in Translational Science and Medicine: Academica, Hospitals, Foundations, and the Private Sector” was held at Aula Medica. As “one world’s most prestigious conferences in translational medicine”, excellent keynote speakers include Göran Hansson, Keeneth Chien, Susan… Read More Days of Molecular Medicine 2015 – Translational Science and Medicine (an ecosystem)