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BURN - Biosciences Undergraduate Research at Nottingham

BURN - Biosciences Undergraduate Research at Nottingham

This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. Research produced 2006 - 2009. BURN brings final year undergraduate research work to public view in a professional and relevant way. The students represented here have risen to the challenges of doing rigorous research and presenting their work to a wider audien...   More

Orchestrating cell separation in plants : what are the risks and benefits?

Orchestrating cell separation in plants : what are the risks and benefits?

In this podcast, Professor Roberts from the School of Biosciences discusses his research into the mechanism responsible for regulating cell separation in plants. In particular how plants ‘shed’ parts of themselves such as leaves or fruit. Professor Roberts explores the potential application of his research, through prevention or encouraging of...   More

RIAlity

RIAlity

The package was written in 1996. Radio immuno assay (RIA) is a technique for measuring concentrations of antigens. Although better techniques have subsequently been developed from it, understanding RIA forms the basis for understanding these derivatives. RIA belongs to the family of competition assays which are widely used in science, medicin...   More

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : central tendency

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : central tendency

Statistical data have a tendency to cluster around some central point. How do we determine this point? Is there just one way of doing it or more than one?   More

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : graphical display

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : graphical display

Different ways of displaying data: boxplots, histograms and distributions.   More

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : introduction

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : introduction

Things you need to know before looking at the statistics courses here.   More

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : normal distribution

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : normal distribution

One of the most common statistical distributions is the normal distribution. What does it tell us and how do we use it?   More

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : standard deviation

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : standard deviation

A standard way of measuring statistical variability: standard deviation and the associated concepts of variance and degrees of freedom.   More

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : summation sign

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : summation sign

Understanding the summation sign: what does it do … why does it exist?   More

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : variability

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : variability

Statistical data vary: range and inter-quartile range measure this. Are they good measures?   More

Virtual yeast cell

Virtual yeast cell

This rich learning object is used to introduce yeast cytology to students taking Module D24BS3 Brewery Yeast Management as part of the MSc in Brewing Science. The virtual cell permits the students to understand structure and function of yeast organelles.   More

Vitamin village

Vitamin village

The Vitamin Village is a web-based eLearning package developed between 2001 and 2008 to incorporate vitamins A, C, D, E and K, as well as a basic introduction to antioxidants. It is mainly used in first year teaching of vitamins, but also in the 2nd and 3rd years of the 3 year BSc (Hons) Nutrition and 4 year MNutr Nutrition degrees taught wi...   More

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