KI opens Biomedicum to the general public
On Saturday 29 September Karolinska Institutet invites the general public to an open house at the newly opened research laboratory Biomedicum on Campus Solna. Visitors will get a chance to meet researchers during lectures, exhibitions, interactive activities, scientific activities for children and more.
Hi there, Lilian Kisiswa, project leader and postdoc ... why is KI arranging an open house at Biomedicum?
"KI organizes this open house because it's important to have an open and vibrant dialogue between researchers and the general public, and we want to give people a chance to find out about the high quality research conducted in the house. I'm very proud of KI, and research is a cornerstone of modern society and the two cannot be separated."
What’s on the agenda for the day?
"A lot! We’re offering classic lectures, interactive activities, exhibitions and a chance to look at our exciting laboratories and the building’s architecture. People will also get to ask questions direct to the researchers."
Who is the open house for?
"The event is free and for the general public, with or without an academic background, and there’s something for people of all ages."
What’s special about the Biomedicum research building?
"Biomedicum is an exciting, modern laboratory to work in and gives us researchers the chance to interact and collaborate. We can also share experiences, ideas and techniques across scientific boundaries, which is vital to research."
What are you particularly looking forward to during the event?
"We have a fantastic programme and I’ll try to attend all sessions. But if I had to choose one thing, then I’m looking forward to the interactive activities. As a visitor, you’ll get up close to research in an informal atmosphere. From our perspective, this will enable us to show how exciting research can be on an everyday basis and what it means to work as a researcher. To me, it’s a win-win situation."