Don't Miss

Tag Archives: karolinska institutet

Bringing Female Role Models into the Spotlight – the WiS Mentor Program

Feeling confused about how to take your next steps in life? Or would you like to help a younger woman take her next steps in life? Take your chance to guide, or, be guided by a woman in science via Women in Science’s (WiS) new mentor program. by Emily Eriksson and Amanda Ljung   The founding of the mentor program ...

Read More »

What makes a scientist? Antonie van Leeuwenhoes and the lenses that changed our view of the world.

Scientists do science. Artists make art. Writers write. Right? You cannot get scientific credit without the long slog through a lengthy education, and dodging the daily struggles of academia. Or can you? What happens when contributions come from an “outsider”? What makes a scientist? And who decides? Story by: Caitrin Crudden In the 17th century, our view of the world ...

Read More »

Falling through the darkness

Karolinska Institutet has always been a place where different talents, passions and creativity are encouraged. People of different pursuits have found their niche for expression, whether it might be Spex, orchestras or book circles. To take it one step further, this issue of Medicor features a short fiction story – as a celebration of all the creative diversity our university ...

Read More »

Twin Studies: NASA breaks new ground for genetic research

For so many of us, the essence of happiness lies in the taste of a piece of good chocolate. However, my friend doesn’t much care for it. Could such almost criminal dislike of chocolate be explained by genetics? Indeed, scientists have been puzzled by the origin of complex human traits ranging from personal behavior to the occurrence of diseases since ...

Read More »

City Bikes: The good, the bad and the ugly

According to a Danish study, every kilometer you cycle, society gains around 2,1 kronor, but every kilometer you drive, it loses 1,5 kronor. I know. These numbers are quite abstract and probably do not resonate with you. So how about this; with every cyclist gained in a city, a subway or bus commuter is lost. If you have experienced and ...

Read More »

Karolina Wallenborg: “It’s especially rewarding to help researchers with their projects”

Karolina a facility manager in SciLifeLab was interviewed as part of Humans of KI series

Having completed a systems biology post-doc in the US, Seattle, Karolina appreciates the accepting working environment in Sweden. “I think here at KI everyone’s opinion matters. There is more hierarchy in the US, so if you are somewhere up on the ladder, your opinions matter more.” In addition, she admires seeing students and professors intermingling and having the possibility to ...

Read More »

The Union House – Time for renovation

Medicinska Föreningen Union House is planned to get renovated and a fundraiser is in place

Nobels väg 10 has been the home of Medicinska Föreningen (MF) for over 60 years. Over the years we at MF have grown quite fond of the house, especially since the addition of our Aula in 1985. Since then, our union house has taken a lot of wear and tear when hosting students and guests, including Nobel laureates and royalty. ...

Read More »

“Except for my work, I have one big passion which is…”

Björn Kull, Head of KI Grants Office

As head of the Grants Office at KI, Björn is involved in the contact between researchers and funders. “The researcher usually wants money to conduct his or her research, but the funder wants something else. We are here to help so in the end, we get the results that were expected from both sides.” Next to this, Björn is also ...

Read More »

“Pupils should learn more about what we don’t know than what we do know”

“Honestly, what is needed at KI is to make education more prestigious, and I don’t say this only to you, it’s a message I report to everybody.” Ole Petter Ottersen, the new Vice-Chancellor of KI, feels very strongly about education. His own path to science started with a biology book he read as a kid. “This book was brilliant because ...

Read More »

Humans of KI – a series of interviews celebrating our diversity

To highlight the Humans of KI, we will share the stories and glimpses of daily lives of people working or studying at the Karolinska Institute and University Hospital.

Have you ever walked around the campus of Karolinska Institute or at the Karolinska University Hospital and wondered what all of those people are doing there? We start a new series that we call "Humans of KI", where we will highlight the Humans of KI by sharing the stories and glimpses of daily lives of people working or studying at the Karolinska Institute and University Hospital. Follow the series here or on our website!

Read More »