Project Type: Project


UROS Project Showcase 2020

Click on any of the project titles below to view the students’ reflective blog reports. As well, you can also click on the corresponding thumbnails to view the students’ research posters which were showcased at the UROS 2020 Online Showcase Event on 23 November 2020. A wide-range of the 2020 projects were featured in aRead More about UROS Project Showcase 2020.


UROS 2020 Project: Synthesis of 5α-andrstan-3,16-dione and its biocatalysis by the fungus Mucor circinelloides

By Przemyslaw Jerzy Stepien  In my first year, I wanted to take part in UROS but I had no research knowledge and no supervisor to speak of, just big dreams without any meaningful experience to be able to support my work in a laboratory on ideas no one has yet executed. One year on, IRead More about UROS 2020 Project: Synthesis of 5α-andrstan-3,16-dione and its biocatalysis by the fungus Mucor circinelloides.


UROS 2020 Project: A Cranial Shape Variation In Canis: A Comparison Between Wild Canids And Domesticated Breeds

By Charlotte Page Dogs are one of the most diverse species on the planet, a feature that is largely due to domestication and human intervention with breeding. Humans have engineered an astonishing variety of dogs with many different traits: brachycephaly, an extreme shortening of the snout, is a prime example of the visible effects ofRead More about UROS 2020 Project: A Cranial Shape Variation In Canis: A Comparison Between Wild Canids And Domesticated Breeds.


UROS 2020 Project: Using an equation for changing the angle between planes to find and evaluate planetary rings

By Jake Browning The project started when I managed to manipulate an equation so I could change the angles between planes just by inputting the function desired and the change in angle. This meant functions could be looked at in a basis that are not orthogonal to one another. I would use this equation –Read More about UROS 2020 Project: Using an equation for changing the angle between planes to find and evaluate planetary rings.


UROS 2020 Project: Mental Toughness, Sport-Related Wellbeing and Mental Health Stigma among National Collegiate Athletic Association Division Ⅰ Student-Athletesa

By Eadie Simons Mental toughness (MT) is a desirable psychological attribute that can help athletes produce consistently high levels of performance and sustain goal-directed behaviour, despite everyday challenges and stressors [1]. Research suggests that the qualities associated with MT such as perseverance and buoyancy could promote wellbeing by enabling athletes to overcome adversity [2], asRead More about UROS 2020 Project: Mental Toughness, Sport-Related Wellbeing and Mental Health Stigma among National Collegiate Athletic Association Division Ⅰ Student-Athletesa.


UROS 2020 Project: Mathematical modelling of polymer capsules in solution

By Henry Macpherson   The aim of the project was to explore the effect of including interdigitation in an existing model for the size selection of vesicles. Vesicles are shapes formed from a bilayer of amphiphiles (such as lipids and copolymers) which are often roughly spherical and can be used to house substances. Interdigitation isRead More about UROS 2020 Project: Mathematical modelling of polymer capsules in solution.


UROS 2020 Project: Fantastical Bodies and How To Wear Them

By Kai Speed For this project, I worked in collaboration with my supervisors Dr Steve Klee and Dr Kirsten McKenzie, as well as co-researcher Heather Sunderland to generate data concerning the psychology behind body image. Using Dr McKenzie’s existing research into body image, Dr Klee and I were tasked with creating a series of ‘fantasticalRead More about UROS 2020 Project: Fantastical Bodies and How To Wear Them.


UROS 2020 Project: Diversity By Design

By Charlie Wootton, Joshua Haynes, Lauren Glass & Wiktoria Rabij The human form is an invaluable tool within architecture, providing a tangible reference for the scale, atmosphere, and function of spatial environments. However, due to the important representative role of these figures, a lack of visual inclusivity of specific population groups within architectural visuals mayRead More about UROS 2020 Project: Diversity By Design.


UROS 2020 Project: Detection of proliferation indices from microscopic image for tumour progression analysis

By Qing Xu Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of severe brain tumours. It is characterized by high mortality and median survival time of patients is one year. Manual analysis of histopathology images is regarded as a traditional method to identify disease stage. However, it has some shortages such as different evolution criteria of experts andRead More about UROS 2020 Project: Detection of proliferation indices from microscopic image for tumour progression analysis.


UROS 2020 Project: Development of a Simple Planetary Transit Simulator for Exo-Planet J1407b

By Brayden Albery  The aim of the project was to develop a program prototype that can simulate the orbit of a planet with a ring system passing in front of its parent star and calculate the corresponding change in visible light from the star (the light curve). The purpose of this is to continue theRead More about UROS 2020 Project: Development of a Simple Planetary Transit Simulator for Exo-Planet J1407b.