doctor, Karolinska University Laboratory
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Organizations:Karolinska University Laboratory
Swedish Society of Clinical Chemistry
Swedish Society of Chemistry
IYC Interests:Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
As a doctor specialising in laboratory medicine (biochemistry and haematology) it has become clear to me that there is a very limited understanding about the chemistry needed for diagnostic purposes. There is a lot of work between a blood sample and a test result – not magic. To look into an in vitro system (eg. blood sample) and tell how the in vivo system (the body) function puts the knowledge of chemistry to the point.
The IYC 2011 gives an opportunity for the area of clinical chemistry to reach out to the public explaining what is possible and what to come. And to interest young people to come and work in this area.