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It is actually a great feeling …

…. when your PhD student manages to get a paper accepted in Nature. It never happened to me before, but today was the day! Francesco, who had worked so hard on this paper and on the replies to the various … Continue reading

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Approaching the deadline

Life is almost too busy at the moment. With two PhD students finishing within the next six months, one PhD student taking his mid-term exam in May, and two licentiate students defending in less than a year. All of them … Continue reading

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Gender and equality

Until a few weeks ago I had been unaware that Stockholm University has a council for gender and equality issues. Now I know that it exists and that it forms an important part of Stockholm University. It acts as an … Continue reading

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Stumbled upon some nice blogs

In a few weeks our evening course on Human Evolution will start again, followed by an excursion to Les Eyzies in southwest France in May and September. I always enjoy teaching this course, because the students are so engaged and … Continue reading

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Gender issues at universities revisited

The online newsletter Curie, which is issued by the Swedish Research Council recently highlighted research by Mikael Hjerm and Rickard Danell of Umeå University. The two scientists found that female researchers are discriminated even at Swedish Universities. Their results, published … Continue reading

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Women in science – no change ever?

In my role as member of an advisory committee for a large research network, I attended a board meeting a few weeks ago. As so often before, I was the only woman present during this two-day meeting, where around 15 … Continue reading

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Autumn has arrived in Stockholm

The sun is shining, but the air feels cold and crispy, and the leaves are turning red and yellow. Time to dig out a warm coat, gloves, a cap and winter boots; time to stock up on vitamin D to … Continue reading

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