How is Biotechnology applied in the clinics? – Course Review

The third semester of the Molecular Techniques in Life Science (MTLS) Programme started in August for me, it’s crazy how fast time is passing by! This semester is organized by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and includes courses in Clinical Biotechnology, Gene Technology and Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. One of the first courses we have… Read More How is Biotechnology applied in the clinics? – Course Review

Get your stats together!

Lately I have encountered the (exciting) challenge of having to understand and apply more difficult concepts in statistics for the Molecular Techniques in Life Science (MTLS) second year courses. Statistics can be difficult and incomprehensible at times, but that should never stop you from digging into them 😀 After many, many hours looking in the… Read More Get your stats together!

All you need to know about the student cards

Who doesn’t like student discounts? To get advantage of the discounts offered by restaurants, shops and Stockholm’s public transport you’ll need to have a Mercenat student card which proves that you are a student currently enrolled in a program. I was used to have just one student card which I could use for discounts, library… Read More All you need to know about the student cards

Creating a gene predictor: course review in Comparative Genomics

Comparative Genomics has been the last course of the second semester of the Molecular Techniques in Life Science (MTLS) Master Programme. During this course, taught in Stockholm University, we put into practice our coding skills by doing many practical work in the fields of phylogenetics and phylogenomics, network biology and gene prediction amongst others!  … Read More Creating a gene predictor: course review in Comparative Genomics

Molecular Techniques in Life Science students and the X-Yeast: Course review in MeMoLS

As the second semester of the Molecular Techniques in Life Science (MTLS) Joint Master Programme is comming to an end it’s time for another course review! During the months of March and April we had a course in Methods in Molecular Life Science, or MeMoLS as we know it. This course mixes a bit of… Read More Molecular Techniques in Life Science students and the X-Yeast: Course review in MeMoLS

My housing-hunting experience: what to do when you need to find accommodation by yourself

Stockholm is well known by its city hall and colourful buildings in Gamla Stan. But is not all rosy, because Stockholm is also infamous for the difficulty of finding housing, especially for international students. I was one of the unlucky ones that did not receive a student room for my first year, and I experienced… Read More My housing-hunting experience: what to do when you need to find accommodation by yourself

Ig Nobel Stockholm: the funniest scientific lecture I’ve ever been to

How is the optimal way to dunk a biscuit in a cup of warm tea? Although you might think otherwise, a proper scientific study has been carried out to solve this question. You may laugh and think why would Len Fisher, a well-known physicist from the University of Bristol, put his efforts into answer this… Read More Ig Nobel Stockholm: the funniest scientific lecture I’ve ever been to

What do archaeology and structural biochemistry have in common? Biomembranes course review

The second semester of the first year of the Joint Master’s Programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science (MTLS) is continuing at the Frescati Campus of Stockholm University. After the Bioinformatics course that we took in the beginning of the semester, this last month we changed fields to biochemistry and structural biology to focus on… Read More What do archaeology and structural biochemistry have in common? Biomembranes course review