6 interesting facts about MSc in biomedicine

People mix up between biomedical science and biomedical engineering. In fact, they both have a common foundation of knowledge in biology. You get to understand the complexity of our human body. However, biomedicine has no physics in its field, and it focuses a lot on research. It prepares candidates for either continuing in academia (i.e. PhD)… Read More 6 interesting facts about MSc in biomedicine

The 3R’s at Karolinska Institutet

The 3R’s are a concept established by Russell and Burch which encompasses different aspects regarding the use of laboratory animals (rodents and rabbits) in biomedical and toxicological research.  Probably most of you are already familiar with this concept but if no, during this blog I will discuss the main key points of the 3R’s. I… Read More The 3R’s at Karolinska Institutet

How to communicate science to the public

As scientists, we are more invested in exploring our research to gain a deeper understanding of the field. You are a specialist and tend to use complex terms to explain your findings to your neighboring researchers. Nevertheless, it is quite important to reach this valuable knowledge to the general public. Translating complicated theories into terms and ideas the… Read More How to communicate science to the public

Did I make the right decision? – Final course review semester 2

It is finally the time to wrap up my second semester! As I mentioned in my previous blog post, it was quite intensive. Well, today I will explain more about it.  Please bear with me for the next few minutes because you are about to read about one of my unexpected decisions which I may… Read More Did I make the right decision? – Final course review semester 2

Scientific research method – course review

During the previous second semester, the health informatics students underwent series of building block courses to prepare us into becoming the health informatician they should be. We learned on how to manage user’s need and to engineer the requirement. Then, we also learned on how to evaluate the health informatics project. The last block was… Read More Scientific research method – course review

What does healthcare innovation mean to you?

Whether you come from a medical background, engineering background, or business background – the word innovation will certainly come up in your field. Innovation can mean different things to people such as coming up with better solutions, being creative or invent something original that “breaks into” the market or society. Coming from a biomedical background, I have… Read More What does healthcare innovation mean to you?

Have you heard about Frontotemporal Dementia?

Not so many people are familiar with rare diseases until one of their dear ones develops one. Märta Schörling Andreen and Sofia Schörling Högberg noticed that their father’s behaviour and personality changed progressively even though he was a successful businessman. Sadly, they found out that their father was developing an uncommon disorder called, Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Hearing… Read More Have you heard about Frontotemporal Dementia?

Is it possible to do a lab internship while studying?

Will I have time to join a lab at the same time as I’m pursuing my master’s? How has been the experience of other students that did so? I remember I had questions like this when I arrived at Karolinska Institutet. Studying at KI is a great opportunity to come closer to high-quality and cutting-edge… Read More Is it possible to do a lab internship while studying?