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Defending animal science: what’s the next step?

Animal rights activists will march to Karolinska Institutet to demonstrate against non-human primate research during the International Primate Day, this Sunday. The walk is organized by Djurrättsalliansen (Animal Rights Alliance) that launched the initiative through their webpage, and likely will bring numerous people on the street….

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Karolinska supports its students at Stockholm Pride Parade

It arrived today the news that Karolinska Institutet will participate to this year Stockholm Pride Parade through it’s official LGBT-student association: Queerolinska (QK). As part of the steering committee that formulated the request, I’m impressed how quickly KI responded to…

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Get PhD students into Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings: #BtoB project part II

The mission of Bench to Bed (BtoB) continues. We are a group of motivated medical/nursing students/medical science, designers and professors gathered to pinpoint where Karolinska Institutet should get better on to promote interdisciplinary research. Last year, a couple of great experience designers,…

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Bioinformatic course – day 3

The lab of today have been a substantial disaster. We have been asked to use R to interrogate a microarray deposited in GEO. Excluding the fact that people didn’t even know what R was and coding was like: WTF?! for…

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Should Karolinska Institute tighter the net of PhD admission?

Do you know what GREs, GATEs or the EMBL subject interview are? If not, probably you are on the lucky side of PhD student admission system: Karolinska. Indeed when it comes to the requirements to enter a PhD study, KI is an outstanding exception compare to many other prestigious institutes, where grad students face tough admission…

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2012 CMB retreat: a review

This year, the first week of December doesn’t only kick the Nobel Prize Ceremonies (program here), but also sees the annual retreat of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) department of Karolinska Institutet. More then 150 scientists and workers from CMB met for two…

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Macchiarini’s paper retracted for scientific misconduct. A bit too rapidly.

Things are not getting easier for Prof. Paolo Macchiarini, surgeon and researcher at Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and Careggi Hospital (Italy), after the charge of fraud and attempted extortion that led to his arrest last months in Florence. The Journal of Annal…

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the BtoB Group kicks asses at Karolinska Institute Cancer Retreat 2012

The Karolinska Institute (KI) Cancer Retreat is an annual meeting for researchers who focuses on the problem of cancer. Usually, molecular biologists drive the event, due to the growing power that this type of research have had within the field of…

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Why Polly Matzinger rescued my Science.

Back in May, I wrote a long email to Polly Matzinger, an iconic immunologist from NIH, to invite her to Nov2k, a student-organized symposium at Karolinska Institutet, on November 8th-9th. I felt like a teenager daring to ask an autograph…

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Karolinska Institutet will build a student house in Solna Campus

According to a leaked information from the president of Medicinska Föreningen (MF) Johan Hilm, Karolinska Institutet decided to take action for the problem of student housing in Stockholm. On the pipeline of the Institute, there would be a collaboration with Akademiska Hus (the formal…

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