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

Course review in Applied Gene Technology and Large-Scale Data Analysis

Have you ever felt amazed by the new methods developed in a molecular biology paper? Althoug I have no experience as a wet or dry lab method developer, I am always inspired by the researchers who develop new cheaper, smarter or more efficient technologies. This is probably one of the reasons why I enjoyed so… Read More Course review in Applied Gene Technology and Large-Scale Data Analysis

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