What drives you in life?

hiker in Norway

With the end of the PhD studies coming closer I believe it’s a natural step to start asking yourself, what you want to do with the rest of your life. I certainly realized that, in order to find a job that truly excites me and with all the supposed opportunities awaiting talented women scientists, I had to first determine my passion and purpose.

What is purpose?

– I asked myself. Is it wanting to save the world? Sure, I recycle my waste, don’t drive a car and work to develop new concepts for drug delivery, but are all my decisions informed by a deep rooting desire to save the planet and its inhabitants. To be honest, not all. Continue reading “What drives you in life?”

What (else) are polymers?

plastic bottles

When they hear about polymers, most people think about plastics. Seemingly every grocery product is nowadays wrapped in a plastic foil, filled in a plastic bottle, or carried home using a plastic bag, and there is a growing awareness among consumers and government agencies of the environmental impact of plastics use.[1,2] Hence, it is understandable that many people have become wary of plastics, but I’m here to tell you that polymers come in many different shapes and sizes and can do much more than just litter the landscape.

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Why science blogging?

I have been entertaining the thought of building my own website for a very long time now. In fact, at the age of about 10 years my uncle – studying information technology at the time – gave me a 500 pages thick book about coding in HTML, which led to me building skeletons of websites, but with no content to share… Fast-forward about 20 years and here I am, writing my very first blog post on my own site. So what encouraged me to finally give it a go? Continue reading “Why science blogging?”