MCB111: Mathematics in Biology (Fall 2019)

week 02:

Probability and inference

How much you trust your experiment?

As a new graduate student, you are picking up a project from a postdoc in the lab who is about to leave lab. This postdoc tells you that her experiments fail at a rate of 1 in 5. Your warmup job is to figure out why, and to see how you can improve that performance.

You start running the experiment with your own hands. After two consecutive success (ss), your experiment fails 3 times in a row