How important is master project? We all know that
It worths one-fourth of academic credits
Students are free to choose where to carry out their thesis work
30% students (in Sweden) found their employment directly through master thesis
Students acquire essential skills and connections with industry/academia, which eventually build up employability
So, how are our students doing? This weekend, I have the pleasure to chat with four of MTLS students from my class, who are doing their master thesis at different places and working on a diverse scheme of topics! They are: Leonie (Karolinska Institute in Solna), Mounika (Gabather AB in Huddinge), Dimitri (KTH main campus) and Carolina (Harvard Medical School).
1. Leonie von Berlin, Germany
Group: Sten Linarsson (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Karolinska Institute)
Project: Pipeline development for definition and mapping of cells in human brain with single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNAseq)
The most important lesson I learned is the following: Science takes time. A LOT OF TIME. If we all accept that four months are barely enough to produce important results and stay relaxed and stay relax, the master project can be a great time of learning and scientific communication. And for having fun!