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)
Well I am here to tell you, that climate change is happening right now and the effects of the change is not going to show 20 years in the future because it is affecting your health today. For some it might be a stretch, linking toxicology knowledge and current climate change issues. However if you… Read More Something to Think About…
Allow me to introduce Histopathology and Clinical Pathology, my 4th course. It is a 2 weeks course like Toxicokinetics, but the course itself falls in a totally different category. For Toxicokinetics we study through computer graphic models and for Histopathology we study through microscopes. Histopathology classes are split between morning and afternoon. Usually in the morning, we… Read More Histopathology and Clinical Pathology
As the 2016 holiday season comes to an end, I look outside my window with a cup of hot chocolate in hand thinking about my first Christmas in Sweden. As a holiday enthusiast it is nice to experience different Christmas culture and one of the big things I have noticed is that everywhere here sells… Read More Chinese Herbs vs. Swedish Christmas Food
As the holiday celebration fast approaches, I need to share with you the events of the last celebration: Toxicology’s 40th Year! The actual day of celebration started with an afternoon seminar from “Tox Mother” Annika Hanberg, then the lectures of adverse outcome pathways (AOP), endocrine disruption, etc. Following the lectures there was cocktail hours where we… Read More To Another 40 Years!