Can KI beat Harvard?

It was the first day as a master thesis student at the department of Medical Epidemiology and Bio-statistics, aka MEB, at Karolinska Institutet. And I had the opportunity to attend this very interesting and intriguing seminar "Can KI beat Harvard?" The speaker of the seminar was Professor Hans-Olov Adami and surely he is the right person to... Continue Reading →

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Nobel Lecture in Medicine 2015

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was awarded with one half jointly to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites and the other half to Youyou Tu for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria. Had the opportunity to attend... Continue Reading →

My beautiful wife at Karolinska Global Masters Scholarship Award Ceremony 2015

Every year Karolinska Institute offers small number of scholarships for its various Global Masters Programs. This merit-based scholarship is awarded to the deserving applicants which covers the university tuition fee. In the year 2015, 8 scholars were awarded out of 350 applicants with this prestigious award in 6 different masters programs at KI. My beautiful wife,... Continue Reading →

Was John Snow lucky?

John Snow, the father of modern epidemiology, is a well-known figure to the public health practitioners, epidemiologists and students. In mid-19th Century he discovered that Cholera was caused by contaminated water. Shortly put, the story behind that discovery was - in 1854 there was a cholera outbreak in Broad Street area, London. Around 600 people died... Continue Reading →

The Art of Academic Essay Writing

Essay writings are a dime  and a dozen in  grad-students' lives. Almost in every course students have to submit a piece of essay as a part of their assignment. Specially writing thesis is a mandatory part of any graduate program. Still many of us don't know how to write a good essay; how to make... Continue Reading →

First EID in foreign land without family!!!

Today is the Eid al-Adha here at Sweden. It is the first eid of my life without being with my family who are staying in Bangladesh. Eid al-Adha is a major religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide. It is also called Festival of Sacrifice. Muslims observe this day to reminisce about the willingness of  Ibrahim to sacrifice his... Continue Reading →

Team Red Dare Devils

Red Dare Devils is the only football team at Karolinska Institute Sports Day 2014 which is formed by masters students. All other teams were from bachelor programs. The team was also the only international team in the tournament as we had players from Bangladesh, Brazil, Myanmar, Tanzania. Quite a representation from Asia, Latin America and... Continue Reading →

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