For most thesis projects in the Biotechnology field - and some in the Bioengineering and Nanotechnology fields - hypotheses are tested in a laboratory as part of an experimental study.
After the experimental results have been analyzed, your hypothesis will have been supported or disproved.
- It is crucial that you design an experiment that has the appropriate variables, including controls and the necessary number of replicates
Many thesis projects in the Bioinformatics field involve computational tool development.
- For projects in this field that don’t involve tool development, students may develop and test hypotheses based on the analysis of publicly available datasets