”I’m gonna abseil down my Ivory Tower And buy myself a jaguar I’m a bad ambassador For that elusive place you’re looking for…” These are part of the lyrics of a song I named this blogpost after, and they explain everything. Yes, I am abseiling from the Ivory Tower. For those of you who still… Read More Bad Ambassador
A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a list of Sweden’s Ideal Employers in 2014, and there it was, at nr #5 – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). I thought – hey, I worked for them for a while this spring! So I should definitely write a blog about it! And list several amazing… Read More 7 Key Aspects of Supporting Research in Developing Countries
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?
“Hi. My name is Mili and I am a sugar addict.” This is how I would introduce myself at a Sugar addiction support group if there was one. Maybe there is? Whatever – I don’t think I’ve reached the point of no return and sought professional help. I simply have what is called a “sweet… Read More Zumba vs. Zucker
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
Yes, you read this title correctly. When it comes to academic careers, the motto “publish OR perish” reigns supreme. What it means exactly, is that if a researcher does not produce a number of solid studies recognized by peers and published by established journals in the area, his/her academic career will likely suffer, and, in… Read More Publish & Perish
At “The Future of Life Science” seminar co-organized by KI career service today, four speakers shared their insightful perspectives for tomorrow’s life science both in academia & pharma. The 1.5 hour inspiring discussion brought academia, government, and industry together: Anders Gustafsson, Dean of Doctoral Education, KI; Peter Honeth, State Secretary, Ministry of Education; Jan-Olof Jacke, President, AstraZeneca and Ola Hermanson,… Read More Is the Future of Life Science bright?
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
“This is going to be painful, but at least I look fabulous!” – I said, wearing protection glasses and wielding a scalpel. I was getting ready for a long session of cutting bands from an agarose gel, something everyone who has ever done DNA sequencing is well familiar with. See how the gel looks like,… Read More Fab Lab
Just looking at the list of this blog’s bloggers you will see that the crowd at Karolinska Institutet is from about everywhere in the world. Surprisingly (– or not?) it was often not only KI that attracted to start a new chapter in life, but Stockholm itself. For some of you it might be more… Read More Stockholm’s magic