Research Methodology in life sciences. Literature Search: Use of databases, framing query with examples. Bibliometrics: Citation, Impact factor, Eigen factor. Hypothesis as a framework for scientific projects. Alternatives of hypothesis driven research: hypothesis generating research. Experimental Design: different experimental designs, controls, Taking measurements. Data Analysis: Between-individual variation, replication and sampling. Common statistical tests with Excel. Writing research hypothesis (grant). Presenting research: oral and poster.