Where can I go on exchange? Live connections around the globe!

Choosing your exchange destination can be tricky! Many options are offered to Karolinska Institutet students, plus the possibility of going abroad as a freemover makes the list even longer! Here’s a thought… Let’s do live connections around the globe with some of my classmates from the Master’s in Biomedicine, they will tell you where they went… Read More Where can I go on exchange? Live connections around the globe!

Why should iGEM tickle your fancy? The story behind the world’s greatest synthetic biology competition which transforms our students into peak performers (Part 2 of 2)

I bet you’ve heard of iGEM by now! Yes? No? Or maybe you’re not aware that our own students have grabbed life by the horns by participating? Alrighty, no worries – we have a quick fix for that. Just last month, we published a dancing overview of this grandiouse competition where we lined out how students and… Read More Why should iGEM tickle your fancy? The story behind the world’s greatest synthetic biology competition which transforms our students into peak performers (Part 2 of 2)

Life after KI – A second interview with an alumnus of the Global Health programme

In a previous blog, I interviewed Linda Timm (class of 2016) about life after the Global Health Master’s program. Here, the same questions are posed to one of her classmates, Dennis Chen, for another perspective. Q. What did you do before coming to KI? A. I worked as a pharmacist in a medical center in Taipei,… Read More Life after KI – A second interview with an alumnus of the Global Health programme

All you need to know about the Biomedicine master’s program

Biomedicine is an extremely broad field of science. I can think of atleast 10 subjects you could specialize in as a biomedical researcher! As much as we want to learn about everything under the Sun, there are certain limitations and we must begin to narrow down our scope a bit. The Biomedicine Master’s program is… Read More All you need to know about the Biomedicine master’s program

Course review: Advanced Statistics in Epidemiology

You must have solid biostatistics skills to conduct and present research in epidemiology. Being able to perform statistical analysis using different programming languages is equally of paramount importance as public health works with enormous datasets. Advanced statistics in Epidemiology (10 credits) lasted 7 weeks, which is the longest course we have had so far.  In… Read More Course review: Advanced Statistics in Epidemiology

A beginner’s guide to group work – from classmates to teammates

We’ve all witnessed a classroom fill out with sighs from the mere mention of group work. Why is it that most people dread group work? How much group work awaits you at KI? What are the benefits of group work?  Is there a success formula to it? Most people dread group work due to the accountability… Read More A beginner’s guide to group work – from classmates to teammates

What does it take to succeed as a researcher?

Here are seven qualities to consider if you want to succeed as a researcher. I had the opportunity to attend the Neuroscience symposium, a joint program between the National Institutet of Health (NIH) in the United States and Karolinska Institutet (KI). The aim of this KI-NIH Doctoral Partnership Programme in Neuroscience is  ‘to promote ground-breaking research… Read More What does it take to succeed as a researcher?