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Methodology of Scientific Research

Experimental design for Life Sciences

17 February 2023

This course focus in theoretical and practical aspects of doing science. In particular we learn how to design good experiments that can create high-impact knowledge.

This will be a very practical course, in the understanding that there is nothing more practical than a good theory.


Here you will find the slides from the classes and other supplementary material. Notice that some things are said but not written, so you better take good notes. We recommend taking notes with pen and paper using the Cornell Method.


Homework is an integral part of this course, since we want to match theory and practice. Besides, without practice we tend to forget more often. All homework should be sent to before the deadline to get a grade. Please be careful, otherwise you will get a grade zero.


By regulation from the Rectory, students need to attend at least 70% of the classes. If you cannot attend, you must deliver all homework on time. Late submissions will not be accepted.

The attendance book is updated every class and can be seen in Google Sheets.


Supplementary material


General Literature