Ethics Seminar

Posted in: Courses on 13 April, 2018 by Karolos

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As part of the last semester, we have to attend 2 mandatory ethics seminars, in the second of which we are supposed to present and discuss a relative case, suchs as The Macchiarini case or The Volkswagen monkey experiments. The only thing that i find more boring than statistics, are ethics lectures – it’s just something that you have to do. However, the presentations were more interesting that I expected and they sparked some fun conversations. The case that we presented was about data handling & manipulation, something that sadly is happening a lot in the research field. This scenario reminded me of show that John Oliver had once, were he talks about this phenomenon in a humorous -but totally accurate manner- which is very much worth watching.

 

 


 

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Medical Research Symposium at LiU

Posted in: Events, Everyday on 10 April, 2018 by Karolos

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HURS (Health University Research Symposium) is a an annual that brings scientsts and students together, along with various biomedical companies. It features great talks and an exhibition of products by all the “big players” like Eppendorf or ThermoFisher. They also have awards for the best scientific papers published in LiU, which was awarded to our group’s latest paper and to one of the lecturers from the Neurobiology course, which dealt with mechanisms of addiction.

One of the of the talks was given by Magnus Lundgren, titled “ ‘CRISPR: From Scientific Obscurity To Genetic Revolution’

CRISPR is a very popular and powerful technique, which I’m also using now as part of my thesis, so listening how “it all started” by someone who was part of the original discovery, was really cool, since I didn’t know much about it besides the gene editing applications.

Bonus points, the lecture hall the presentations took place looks like a parliament room!


 

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Money well spend

Posted in: Everyday on 25 March, 2018 by Karolos

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A couple of weeks ago, the gym that I’m going to got a few new fancy bicycles, although in my opinion there were already enough of them. The benches in the free weights rooms however, have been in a pretty bad shape lately; tears on the cover and some balancing issues. Apparently, when it comes to benches, replacing them is not necessary, duct tape will be suffice!


 

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Spring is coming…Soon!

Posted in: Everyday on 25 March, 2018 by Karolos

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During the past week, we finally started seeing the sun again, after a long long time. It’s still cold enough for the snow not to have completely melt yet, but today we hit a new milestone: I cycled to the city center without wearing gloves! This doesn’t mean that my hands didn’t get cold of course. 

 

 

 


 

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International Dinner vol Asian Food

Posted in: Events, Everyday on 25 March, 2018 by Karolos

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In this installment of  the international dinner the theme was Chinese New Year. Our classmate and friend Thomas, invited to his place and cooked some typical dishes, including chicken with teriyaki sauce, which was my special request. Besides that, the menu included fried rice, sweet & sour chicken and tofu, along with [insert name I can’t recall] chicken and of course tofu again for the non carnivores. As always, I provided the tzatziki which, along with everything else, disappeared quickly.

 

 


 

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Karolos Douvlataniotis

Karolos Douvlataniotis
Hej! My name is Karolos and I come from the Land of Debts (sometimes referred to as Greece). Right now, I am studying Experimental and Medical Biosciences at LiU, while exploring life in Sweden. Here you will find info about the program, as well as see a student perspective about life in Linköping.

MSc in Experimental and Medical Biosciences

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