This blogpost is dedicated to all first semester students (AKA newbies) and also prospective students considering applying for a two-year master’s program at Karolinska Institutet. I present you with 5 pieces of advice that I believe will make the difference and help you get it right on your first semester at KI. Here they are:… Read More 5 pieces of advice for your first semester at Karolinska Institutet
You’ll take the course General and Organic Chemistry in your first semester at KI as a Bachelor’s student in Biomedicine. With 12 credits in hand, several labs and lab reports, and tonnes of content, it’s the absolute behemoth that is reputed to cause first year students the most pain. However! If you do your bit… Read More General and Organic Chemistry: a biomedicine course review
If you’ve been looking at the Chemical Biology course page with quizzical eyes, wondering how it differs from the very similar sounding Biochemistry, or want to have some nice ~student perspective~ about the course, you’ve come to right place! And if you’ve here hoping for an explanation for the title, skip to the final section… Read More You mean AT CG isn’t gospel? A biomedicine course review
Here I am, with a long overdue course review for Genetics, Genomics, and Functional Genomics. This is the second last course of the 2nd semester of the Bachelor’s in Biomedicine. In this blog I’ll be talking about the different parts of the course and what I liked and learned in each of them, as well… Read More How badly can your DNA mess you up? A biomedicine course review
As of now, all of us biomedicine students are staying home – which means that the programme itself has changed in many ways to accommodate. If you’re curious about how the learning and teaching process has changed, then you’ve clicked on the right blog! I’ll be talking about how labs, lectures, group work, and the… Read More Staying home: how has the Biomedicine programme changed?
What really are anti-oxidants and why are they important? Why might aspirin help you survive a heart attack? Why do you smell like nail polish remover if your diabetes goes dangerously untreated? Read on (or scroll to the very end) to find out. The biochemistry course we just took helped us answer these questions, and… Read More A biochemistry course review
You’ve decided that you want to get your hands on some lab equipment, and after Labs and Pipettes Part 1, you have a pretty good starting point for doing so. Congratulations! You’re one step closer to diving into the world of research. However, there are 3 questions that come to mind. When is a good… Read More Labs and Pipettes Part 2: Pre-internship FAQs
Cells are the smallest units of life. They come in dazzling variety, and in the Cell, Stem Cell, and Developmental Biology course we learned a lot about them. Amongst others, some of the most interesting things were… how bacteria have sex 🦠 how to turn your skin cells into heart cells (or any other cells!)… Read More All about cells—A Biomedicine Course Review
More open tabs than you care to count, a furious torrent of essay writing, CV making, programme selection, and transcript sending for any prospective student — the sweet signs of application season. Dividing your energy amongst these different things is a mammoth task—and a crucial step is deciding where to apply. So why should you… Read More Why should you pick KI Biomedicine?
Research at KI for bachelor’s students!… Read More Labs and Pipettes Part 1: Research at KI for Bachelor’s Students