BURN was established in 2006 as a way of putting on public view some of the best research being carried out by undergraduates at the University of Nottingham, School of Biosciences. The BURN Project is associated with the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Integrative Learning (a Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, CETL).

The papers presented in BURN have been written by undergraduate students, based on work done in their final year research projects. Recommendations for inclusion are made by academic staff following end-of-course degree assessments. The work has therefore been subject to rigorous internal marking and appraisal, even though it has not been externally peer reviewed.

BURN is complementary to national vehicles for the publication of undergraduate research (such as Bioscience Horizons). Other work carried out by students in the School of Biosciences contributes to the research output of the School and appears in conventionally published scientific papers. 


Developing Novel Genetic Techniques to Diagnose Bacteria Infection in Tropical Crops – Theresa Ball

The Ecology of Bat Reproduction – Sophie Bradley

Test Tube: A survey of environmental knowledge amongst Londoners – Rachel Jones

Echinacea and the immune system – Juliet Parker

The bioavailability of Selenium enriched milk proteins – Kim Perry

The Public Perception of GM Foods – Alexandra Saponja