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Golden times for iGEM Stockholm!

A gold medal, a top nomination and lots of stories- that’s what the Stockholm iGEM team brought  back from the finals in Boston. By Sarah Wideman, Manon Ricard and Anna Vidina   This spring, we wrote about the first team ever, consisting of students from Karolinska Institutet and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, which would participate in the synthetic biology competition ...

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Coffee Hours with S.O.G.H

S.O.G.H. Swedish Organization for Global Health Text by Sibel Ilter / Photos by Anna Vidina The profound adherence to caffeine among students and staff of the Karolinska Institute is not a myth and – for that very special group of coffee fanatics who are yet to find out – neither is the chatter of the freshly brewed KI hour, the “Coffee ...

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Take the chance to present your undergraduate project at an international conference in Dublin

by Mimmi Mononen and Maria Movin   Last year, two students from Karolinska Institutet, Maria Movin and Mimmi Mononen, were nominated as highly commended for their undergraduate degree projects in an international competition, Undergraduate Awards, and attended the UA Global Summit in Dublin. Maria, a medical student, was nominated for her research on the impact of childhood asthma and atopy ...

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Holi 2015 – The Festival of Colors at KI

by Erik Müllers   Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival also known as the festival of colors or the spring festival. It is a thanksgiving celebration for a good harvest and it celebrates the victory of the good over evil spirit Holika. Like the Valborg celebration in Sweden, it marks the end of the winter and the approaching of ...

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Nov2k 2014 – On Science Fiction

From Science Fiction to Science Faction; an inspiring symposium to unravel the mysteries by Jessica De Loma Olson   Human beings have a natural tendency to be creative, to explore their own imagination and to create universes that are far from reality. Superheroes with unimaginable powers, alternative universes where anything is possible and incredible robots that overcome humans, are only ...

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Health innovation on the right track

How a group of young people are addressing challenges in healthcare by Jens Magnusson This summer, 16 talented young people from Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK gathered in Stockholm for a few intensive days. Their goal: to create innovative solutions to healthcare challenges – in 99 hours. They had arrived with the Think Train, a “high-speed, problem-solving think tank” ...

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