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
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
The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to education and competition, the advancement of synthetic biology, and the development of an open community and collaboration. iGEM, according to this year’s team leaders, Amanda Pellnäs and Larsen Vornholz, is the world’s biggest competition in synthetic biology where students from all over… Read More What is iGEM? Well, we interviewed the leaders and members to find out (Part 1 of 2)
Planning on going abroad during your studies at Karolinska Institutet? Do you want to take the most of your Master’s and move to another country during one semester? That’s a great idea! But… where should I start??? Don’t worry, here comes some help! I am currently doing the Thesis of the Master’s in Biomedicine at University of California San… Read More To Do List for going abroad during your studies (freemover)
Hej Hej! Today I want to shed some light on the neuroscience symposium that took place on 23rd March. Often at KI you will find talks being held by the library or symposiums in lecture halls both in Solna and Flemingsberg campuses. The main purpose is to highlight progress or just discuss current research on… Read More Neuroscience symposium at Karolinska Institutet
What do a dating site, a virtual doctor and a wifi sharing app have in common??? They were all formed at SUP 46- a big start up hub in Stockholm. If your planning on coming to Stockholm you probably already know Stockholm is recognised as one of the hottest start ups in Europe. If not, you… Read More SUP 46 and why even introverts will enjoy networking in Sweden.
180Degree Consulting is a Stockholm branch of a non-profit network working closely with businesses and NGOs to enhance their social impact. This year my classmate from Master’s in Public Health Sciences HEPM track, Rabiah al Adawiyah, is working as a consultant for this non-profit venture. She was very kind to share her current experiences, and… Read More Volunteering for a non-profit working group in Stockholm – a KI student experience
Careers in Health and Science Exposition (CHaSE) is a career fair organized by Karolinska Institute’s Medical Student’s Association (Medicinska Föreningen), to bring students who are interested in pursuing a career in the health sector, outside academia- in Sweden or abroad – in contact with their possible future employers. Is CHaSE an event for me? If… Read More CHaSE your dream job! Career Fair 2017
I want to talk about the possible careers that you can pursue as an epidemiologist. From academia to working in the field, epidemiology has many possibilities. Most of my classmates, if not all, would want to follow one of these career paths once they have completed this Epidemiology program. Epidemiology is an exciting field and… Read More What are the possible careers for an epidemiologist?