Summer is over. Yes, it is still August, but don´t remind me – courses started already on the 21st of August, quite early, right? Not for the whole Master´s, just for my classmates who chose developmental biology and regenerative medicine elective track. I chose the one staring the earliest, HOORAY (*sarcasm right there*)! But is… Read More “Advanced course in developmental biology and regenerative medicine” – My elective track for the Master´s in Biomedicine
As I was going through some TedTalks online and doing some fact-checking on Sweden, for procrastination purposes of course, I came across the “Good Country Index” and immediately became intrigued. The Good Country Index tries to measure how much each country on earth contributes to the planet and to the human race, relative to its size… Read More Is Sweden a “good” country? Yes, it is currently the best at it. You don’t believe me? Maybe you will believe the rankings.
On June 6th every year, it is the National Day of Sweden (Sveriges nationaldag), a national holiday! Prior to 1983, the day was celebrated as the Swedish Flag Day (Svenska flaggans dag), but it was renamed later on as the national day. It is a great opportunity to have extra fun in Stockholm or anywhere… Read More Why you should not leave Sweden before the 6th of June every year (hint: it is the Swedish National Day)
Quarnevalen was on the 13th of May 2017 and I was lucky enough to be present for the parade and the huge party that really lights up the whole city, only once in 3 years! Quarnevalen is one of northern Europe’s largest public student events with thousands of participating students and viewed by up to… Read More Vlog form Quarnevalen – Watch footage from the crazy parade that only happens once in 3 years!
Για όσους δεν με γνωρίζετε, ονομάζομαι Χριστίνα και σπουδάζω το Master’s in Biomedicine στο Karolinska Institutet. Κατάγομαι από τη Θεσσαλονίκη και πριν έρθω εδώ σπούδασα στο Βιολογικό ΑΠΘ. Από όσο γνωρίζω, το Ινστιτούτο Καρολίνσκα δεν είχε ξανά Ελληνίδα Digital Ambassador και έτσι αυτή είναι η πρώτη ευκαιρία να συγκεντρωθούν όλες οι πληροφορίες σε ένα πιο… Read More Ο απόλυτος οδηγός στα Ελληνικά για τις σπουδές στο Ινστιτούτο Καρολίνσκα και στη Σουηδία
Ah the Swedish winter. Everyone dreads it and I guess you all have read blogs about how cold it is, how dark it is and how tired you feel due to vitamin D deficiency and blah blah.. DRAMA! Why does nobody ever talk about what it is like in Sweden once winter kisses us goodbye?… Read More Everyone talks about the Swedish winter, but what about the spring?
Scientific writing has many rules, one could say it is almost like an algorithm. Well, some people did look at it as algorithms and 0-1 codes and came up with tools to aid scientists or generally people in the academia with writing. I will now list a few sites I have found helpful when trying… Read More Lost for words? Here are 15 sites to help you improve and accelerate your scientific writing!
When you are invited to a hike in the National Park of the country of “Allemansrätten”(the right for all people to travel across land in the countryside, to temporarily camp there and pick berries, mushrooms etc) you say YES and go for it! Swedes love nature and outdoor activities, when the weather allows it, so you… Read More Biomedicine Master’s goes on a hiking trip to Tyresta National Park (Vlog)
The school programme for the Easter week is usually free or marked as “individual study time”, so it is to your liking to fly to your family or stay in Stockholm. Or, if you are unlucky like me and tickets to your country are 3000 SEK or more, then you stay here. And, frankly, it is… Read More Glad Påsk! What is Easter like in Sweden?
The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to education and competition, the advancement of synthetic biology, and the development of an open community and collaboration. iGEM, according to this year’s team leaders, Amanda Pellnäs and Larsen Vornholz, is the world’s biggest competition in synthetic biology where students from all over… Read More What is iGEM? Well, we interviewed the leaders and members to find out (Part 1 of 2)