The most appropriate learning environment for biomedical science students is the research laboratory and the earlier students are involved in research, the better. Studies (reviewed in 1) have shown that early exposure to research environments benefits students in a number of ways, including adding to their technical and interpersonal skills, developing independent and analytical thinking as well as encouraging them to pursue research later in their careers.
One of the Overarching Objectives (number 3) of KI's Strategy 2030 (Creating Karolinska Institutet’s future together), states that “Education and research shall be tightly coupled, and synergies explored”. Gerry's teaching engagements at KI are aimed at linking education with research and promoting student access to research environments. Click on the tabs above to read about courses offered at High School and Undergraduate levels.
1 - Russell, S. H., Hancock, M. P. & McCullough, J. 2007. The pipeline. Benefits of undergraduate research experiences. Science, 316, 548-9.