LiU alumni around the globe:
Jennie Cederholm, Australia
Place of residence: Sydney
Family: Fiancé Magnus
Work: Postdoctoral fellow at the University of New South Wales since February 2011. Before that I was Postdoctoral fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia.
Best thing about the job: Variation and stimulation. No day is like another. The work involves lab experiments, planning experiments, writing articles, national and international presentations, meetings with other researchers, teaching university students and visiting colleges to promote neuroscience and research.
Current activities: Just got back to work after two weeks of convalescence following an operation on a herniated disc. Working hard on new experiments that will hopefully lead to a better understanding of how damage occurs to hearing. I am also looking forward to travelling to Athens in August to accept a prize I won for an article I wrote for the Journal of Neurochemistry last year.
Hobbies: Exercise of any kind (e.g. running, boxing, weight training, cycling), being together with friends and reading books.
Pros and cons of living in Sydney: It is great to have at least 20-degree temperatures for nine months of the year. Other advantages are the relaxed atmosphere and being so close to fantastic beaches. And BYO (bring your own) is brilliant! Bring your own favourite wine to the restaurant – you get exactly what you want and it’s a lot cheaper. On the downside, there is the distance to Sweden. I can’t meet my family and friends so often. The country is also lagging behind in terms of the Internet (slow and expensive). The lack of cycle paths is not so great either.
Education: Master’s degree in Medical Biology at LiU (2002); PhD in Biomedical Science from University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia (2007).
Good memories from your studies: All the wonderful sessions and refreshments at Örat. All the Saturday nights I worked at Nationernas Hus and learned how to mix drinks. We had so much fun!
From LiU magazine no 2 2011
Last updated: 2013-06-11