Sweden has a reputation for being an expensive place! When you tell people you are planning to move here, it usually takes about a minute before someone asks…….Wait isn’t it super expensive in Sweden??? And it’s kind of true. When I came here as a tourist I was utterly shocked that a bog standard pizza… Read More Is Sweden expensive?
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
The passion for certain subjects take us across the world in quest of knowledge. While this is an extremely exciting journey, it is not devoid of challenges. I moved to a different continent (or must I say a different world?) for my master’s program and this how I tried easing through the transition period: … Read More Challenges I faced when I moved to a different continent to study
Hello all! Congratulations to all the students admitted to KI Master’s Programmes! Especially to the ones admitted to Molecular Techniques in Life Science! For more information about the programme, you can check KTH International Students Instagram’s account, since this week my classmate Javier is running it! Now that we are done with the first two… Read More How to survive 2 months of programming…!
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?
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)
In my previous blog I wrote about Rachel Bergman’s experience of writing her Global Health Master’s thesis in Zambia. In this blog, I will take you to the other side of the ocean to see how Louise Hellberg is doing in Colombia. Q. Firstly, can you tell me about your academic and professional background? A.… Read More What it’s like to write your Global Health Master’s thesis in Colombia – An Interview
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)