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!
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)
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
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
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
This month I received my Practical Placement One (PP1) assignment. I’m very happy to be going to SwedenBio with my lovely classmate Bing Wu. Master’s of Bioentrepreneurship students have three placements during the programme. You can read Dina’s post about how they are structured. We start our placement on April 22nd, so we were told quite late in… Read More Practical Placement One
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 Alternative Method
As mentioned before in this blog, I’ll be writing in detail about each part of this 3 part course and today we finished our Cell biology part of the course. The course ended with a test and part 3 of the course regarding the integrating project began. Focusing on the cell biology, we learned about… Read More Cell Biology: Part 1 of Cell biology and Genetics course
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
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?