Biotechnology: Research Methods

There are many different research methods you may consider for your biotechnology thesis.

The research method for your thesis should be selected based on consultation with your Research Advisor.

1. Experimental

  • Typically conducted in an academic or industry laboratory
  • You develop and test a hypothesis to establish a cause-and-effect relationship

2. Prototype Design

  • Develop and test a prototype device (e.g. novel drug delivery device)

3. Bioinformatics Tool Development (“the steps”)

  1. Identify a biological problem
  2. Develop and employ a computational method with a potential solution to the problem

4. Case Study

  • Focuses on problems in biotechnology industry and involve collection and analysis of publicly available data