Research in Medical and Biological Sciences - From Planning and Preparation to Grant Application and Publication

Research in Medical and Biological Sciences covers the wide range of topics that a researcher must be familiar with in order to become a successful biomedical scientist.

Research in Medical and Biological Sciences, 2015.

Perfect for aspiring as well as practicing professionals in the medical and biological sciences, this publication discusses a broad range of topics that are common yet not traditionally considered part of formal curricula, including philosophy of science, ethics, statistics, and grant applications. The information presented in this book also facilitates communication across conventional disciplinary boundaries, in line with the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of modern research projects.

About the book

  • Provides a broad scientific perspective in basic, clinical and translational medical research, which is perfect for students with various professional backgrounds
  • Contains easily accessible, concise material that makes learning about diverse methods achievable in today's fast-paced world
  • Includes extensive examples, online resources such as further reading suggestions, and data files for statistical analyses
  • Covers the breadth of topics, including research strategies, bibliographic tools and scientific communication, that a researcher must understand in order to be a successfulscientist
  • Readership: Postgraduate researchers in basic life science and clinical research, postdocs, researchers and clinical researchers.

ISBN: 9780127999432

About the editors


Petter Laake

Professor, PhD Petter Laake has since 1989 been a staff member of the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Biostatistics, University of Oslo. He has 20 years of experience in lecturing, communicating and advising in statistics, at all levels and for various target groups. Between 2001 and 2010 he was coordinator for the postgraduate studies programme at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, and was in charge of the mandatory basic course in research methods. He has written and edited several text books in research methodology and statistics.


Haakon Breien Benestad

Professor, MD Haakon Breien Benestad has since 1968 been a staff member of the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Physiology, University of Oslo. He has lectured students of medicine, odontology, nutrition and physiotherapy and has been an advisor for master and postgraduate students. He has held various basic courses for postgraduate students, compiled compendia for these courses and written a textbook of anatomy, physiology and immunology for social and health studies in upper secondary schools.


Bjorn Reino Olsen

Professor, MD, Bjorn Reino Olsen is Hersey Professor of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Developmental Biology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Since 2005, he also serves as Dean of Research at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He has lectured worldwide and mentored and trained a large number of students and postdoctoral fellows. He is a member of and has held leadership positions in several professional organizations, has served on several Editorial Boards, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Matrix Biology and BioMed Central’s Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine.

Published June 17, 2015 3:55 PM - Last modified Oct. 26, 2015 10:21 AM