Hypothesis testing


Workshop 6: Experimental Design – Exploding Marshmallows!

Could you show that following the Mediterranean diet improved the gut microbiome? Whether podiatry care prevented falls in elderly patients? If coloured lenses benefit patients with age-related macular degeneration? Whether analysing circulating tumour DNA could replace invasive biopsies? To do so you’d need good experimental design skills. In this workshop we worked in teams to hone these skills by investigating how changing the environment affected the mighty Australian dwarf marshmallow and the reclusive North American giant marshmallow.

After this workshop would you be able to design a better experiment than the famous marshmallow test? Check out this article to see how difficult good marshmallow test design is.

Find out more and register to attend a session today by visiting our registration page .

To contact the Kitchen Chemistry team email success.health@qut.edu.au .