Vacation is not the only option for summer; a number of students from my program Molecular Techniques in Life Science make an alternative decision: a two-month, full-time research internship at Science For Life Laboratory in Stockholm. Among them, a large portion belongs to the annual SciLifeLab Summer Fellow Program (description at end end of this blog), while the rest devote themselves into individual research project.
Now, after spending one month pipetting, culturing tissue or even sitting in front of a computer doing simulation, can they eventually integrate their knowledge from classroom to bench-top, and convert their passion in science to fruitful results in lab? Let’s have a chat with them about their job, their happiness and frustration, pain and gain during their unique summer in research!
Dimitri Wirjowerdojo, Indonesia
Group: Håkan Jönsson (Nanobiotechnology and Proteomics at KTH)
Project: Droplet microfluidics processing in single-cell gene expression analysis
Xueqing Wang, China
Group: Erik Lindahl (Biophysics at KTH and Stockholm University)
Project: Engineering anesthetic sensitivity via an allosteric transmembrane cavity in pentameric ligand-gated ion channels