Weeks have gone by since I got home. Usually when I’m home for break I go back to my usual “Taiwan routine”. Things go back a certain way and I don’t notice much change. But this time I felt different, besides my expanding waistline due to so many delicious food, I have noticed that my… Read More Home For The 1st Time After 1 Year in Sweden
As I have mentioned many times before, our toxicology program is fill with people around the world all with different backgrounds, experiences, and expertise. Today I want to introduce some of my classmates and let them tell you how they feel after their first year in the toxicology program. They each answered 3 questions to… Read More Future Toxicologists (Part 1)
Continued from Looking Forward to My Master Thesis (Part I) … Below are a couple more second year student projects: Shuangjia Xue Location KI, Department of Medicine Most interesting part of your project Mixture effect on immunity Did you gain anything personally through your thesis? Help me to understand which PhD research area is better… Read More Looking Forward to My Master Thesis (Part II)
As the end of my first year in the toxicology program fast approaches, I find myself looking forward to next year and all its challenges. For those of you familiar with the way master programs operate, you would know one of the most important things that is coming my way would be my master thesis.… Read More Looking Forward to My Master Thesis (Part I)
As you may have guessed, our curriculum at KI involves different labs and methods. Even though they all have their memorable moments, one of the laboratories we worked in the course of Applications of Methods in Toxicological Research that interested me the most is the zebrafish lab. The lab was divided into 2 parts, gene expression and… Read More My First Zebrafish
What is EURL ECVAM? There are 2 types of scientific research in vivo (animal method) and in vitro (non-animal method). Changing times have led scientists to gravitate towards the non-animal method and EURL ECVAM (the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing) is aim to promote and regulate use non-animal tests to develop and… Read More Soothing Skin Sensitivity Using Human Cell Line Activation Test
1978… Students’ Nobel NightCap (SNNC) was originally started in 1978 at Stockholm’s School of Economics by a group of students. This event was not popular until a Nobel Laureate mentioned in an interview that he was looking forward to this Nobel NightCap the most out of the whole Nobel week. Now, NightCap has expanded to an… Read More Students’ Nobel NightCap 1978 to 2017
This year, 2017, Fat Tuesday (Fettisdag) is on February 28. What is Fettisdag? Traditionally this day marks the beginning of the fast that will end on Ash Wednesday. In the old days Swedish people will celebrate by eating semlor on this day. Today, semlor are available during the whole month of February and in a variety of… Read More Celebrate Fat Tuesday With A Semla!
Most kids know that Santa is extremely busy during Christmas time, but I have always wondered what he does for the rest of the year? So this February I visited Santa to find out what he does during the non-holiday season. Rovaniemi, Finland Santa’s official home, a place he visits regularly for over 50 years… Read More What does Santa do in February?
More specifically I should say “Happy Lunar New Year!” Lunar New Year is the first day of the year based on the lunar calendar that calculates days using the lunar cycle. Although this calendar is ancient and no longer the official way to base on, the lunar calendar still heavily influences many Asian cultural traditions and… Read More HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Again)