How does studying at KI usually look like

Ever wondered how studying at KI is like? Starting a new program at an unknown university is always challenging, and even more if it’s on a new country! Luckily, during my time at Karolinska Institutet I have seen that all my classmates adapted very quickly to this new environment, and the university provides all resources… Read More How does studying at KI usually look like

The untold story about the Swedish weather

Most people picture life in Sweden as great: good work-life balance, closeness to nature and a well established wellfare state. However, there is one thing that is always percieved negatively: the weather. I don’t think many people would move to Sweden just to enjoy good weather, but in my opinion it is often described too… Read More The untold story about the Swedish weather

Tips for writing you master’s thesis from home

The last semester of the Global Master Programmes at KI is usually centered around the master’s thesis. This is no exception for the second year Molecular Techniques in Life Science students, like me. With half of the semester already over, the toughtest weeks are approaching, which I expect to be pretty busy with finishing results… Read More Tips for writing you master’s thesis from home

How to get an individually-coached research experience during your Master’s

It’s not very common that the curriculum of a Master Programme includes the opportunity to perform a part-time internship, apart from the master´s thesis, in a cutting-edge research facility. If this does not sound good enough already, imagine accompanying it by a personalised coaching session to make the most out of your time there. Sounds… Read More How to get an individually-coached research experience during your Master’s

Connecting the dots: Systems Biology course review

The first semester of the second year of the Molecular Techniques in Life Science Programme (MTLS) has just come to an end, so its time for a course review! In this post I am going to describe my experience in the Systems Biology course, one of the electives taught by KTH. My personal view on… Read More Connecting the dots: Systems Biology course review

A Guide to the elective courses of the Molecular Techniques in Life Science Programme

As my second year in the Molecular Techniques in Life Science Joint Master Programme  (MTLS) is approaching to its end, I thought it would be about time to give a review of the career choices that are available within this Programme. Being coordinated by three universities, the structure and courses of the MTLS Master’s are… Read More A Guide to the elective courses of the Molecular Techniques in Life Science Programme

10 things to keep in mind when choosing a Master’s Programme

What to do after the Bachelor’s? I know that many students – me included – struggle a lot with this question. Even if you have a rather clear idea of what you want your career path to be, it can be very overwhelming to choose which Master’s Programmes to apply to. On the one hand,… Read More 10 things to keep in mind when choosing a Master’s Programme

When Python becomes more than a snake type

Nowadays the use of computational methods and the production of biological big data is more and more common in the everyday activities of any research lab, and it is very important that new generation of scientists in biological research are comfortable using these technologies and analysing their data. This is one of the reasons why… Read More When Python becomes more than a snake type