How to write an effective curriculum vitae

In a series of blogs, I want to talk about writing an effective and professional curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and finally writing a personal statement for graduate schools. In this first part of the blog series, I will talk about writing a successful curriculum vitae. Curriculum vitae (CV) CVs differ from country to country… Read More How to write an effective curriculum vitae

Course review: Applied Epidemiology II -Determinants of health

The first course of the second year- Applied Epidemiology II- Determinants of health (10 credits) lasted 7 weeks. This course magically brought together (to some extent, crammed) six Epidemiology research niches in 7 weeks. The course was led by Yvonne Forsell. Week 1- Reproductive Health and Applied Cardiovascular (CVD) Epidemiology We only did Reproductive health… Read More Course review: Applied Epidemiology II -Determinants of health

Diary of a Master’s student: Month 1 of year 2

Hej! Is time speeding up, or is it just me? It has been a while since I have written a blog and its about time I give you an update. So, what were the highlights of my first month as a second year master’s student? Meeting the Vice-Chancellor of Karolinska Institutet (KI) About two weeks… Read More Diary of a Master’s student: Month 1 of year 2

Course review: Applied Epidemiology I- Distribution of Health

This course was run by Professor Cecilia Magnusson, a research group leader for prevention, intervention, and mechanisms in public health as well as the director of the Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine in the Stockholm Country Council. One of her biggest projects is the Stockholm Public Health Cohort, a prospective study in the Stockholm… Read More Course review: Applied Epidemiology I- Distribution of Health

Internship at the WHO Regional Office for Europe – overview.

My 12-week internship at WHO started on May 1st, 2017. Within this couple of weeks, I have grown to learn that this experience does not only enrich your technical skills, but has all the chances of influencing the way you perceive the world and, most importantly, bring you closer to get to know yourself. Now that my HEPM class of 2015-2017… Read More Internship at the WHO Regional Office for Europe – overview.

Course review: Qualitative Methods

Some research questions are better addressed with a qualitative approach. This course was designed to highlight the importance of qualitative methods as we have been focusing on quantitative methods. Though we are not allowed to do a qualitative study for our thesis project, it is important to understand how to implement qualitative methods if the… Read More Course review: Qualitative Methods

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)

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

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?

What is iGEM? Well, we interviewed the leaders and members to find out (Part 1 of 2)

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)