Welcome to Sweden!

Congratulations! After years of undergraduate study, months of painstaking school-hunting and weeks of filing endless application forms,  you are carefully selected among thousands of highly qualified candidates and are finally invited to Stockholm now. Here is the a short and warm welcome from our president, Sigbritt Karlsson: When I look backwards in time, 2016/03/24 is … Continue reading “Welcome to Sweden!”

Course Review: Introduction to Bioinformatics

After the New Year’s break, our battle field shifts from Karolinska to Stockholm University, where we are going to learn bioinformatics now! A few weeks before, our course teacher Professor Arne Elofsson had already sent us the link to course website. According to the course website, the upcoming course “Introduction to Bioinformatics” will consist of … Continue reading “Course Review: Introduction to Bioinformatics”

How difficult is learning Swedish?

After five months of my first arrival in Sweden, I past the B2-level Swedish exam yesterday! Though not an expert at all, I am writing to share my experience of learning Swedish, and hope that it would be perhaps useful for those who plan to study or live in this country. 1. Who should learn … Continue reading “How difficult is learning Swedish?”

Key dates and events after application

The admission results of Fall Semester 2018 have been released on universityadmission.se. Congratulations and a warm welcome to all admitted students! For the most up-to-date deadlines, please go to my recent blog: Key dates and events after admission As the first round of university application in Sweden ended last week on 15th January, I hope … Continue reading “Key dates and events after application”

1st semester of Molecular Techniques in Life Science – Part II

3. Frontier in Translational Medicine (at Karolinska’s Hospital) According to the course website, the purpose of the course is to acquire “knowledge about human biology, disease etiology and pathogenesis, understand why and how bioinformatics tools improve the understanding of human biology, disease etiology and pathogenesis, as well as the implications of these interdisciplinary approaches for … Continue reading “1st semester of Molecular Techniques in Life Science – Part II”