Projects offered to B.Sc. students enrolled at SDU

First year B.Sc. project

First year research project

10 ECTS

These projects are offered within the framework of the BSc program to all students from natural sciences and pharmacy at the University of Southern Denmark. They can be carried out by groups of 3 to 5 students. The projects differ every year and are typically linked to the most novel research activity in our labs. The course ends with an interfaculty poster conference where students showcase their research. 

Link to the course description

Third year B.Sc. project

Independent BSc study activity in biology

5/10 ECTS

These projects are offered within the framework of the BSc program to any students at SDU Biology in their late second or third year of study. The projects are one semester-long. Based on the research interest of the student, he or she typically contacts a PI, to carry out a research project related to the PIs investigation line.  

Link to the course description (5ECTS)

Link to the course description (10ECTS)

Third year B.Sc. thesis

BSc thesis project in biology

10 ECTS

Thesis project are obligatory research projects offered to all students at SDU Biology in their third year of study. The projects are one semester-long. Based on the research interest of the student, he or she typically contacts a suitable PI, to carry out a research project related to the PIs investigation line.  

Link to the course description (10ECTS)

Project examples

  • Nitrogen fertilizer pollution: how efficient is the microbial clean-up squad? (supervisor: Beate Kraft)

  • How does climate change affect nitrifying microbes? (supervisor: Beate Kraft​)

  • Me or you? Microbial competition in coastal sediments (supervisor: Beate Kraft​)

  • Microbial diversity in food fermentation (supervisor: Beate Kraft​)

  • How do cyanobacteria react to ocean acidification? (supervisor: Carolin Loescher)

  • Electroactivity - the microbial superpower (supervisor: Amelia Rotaru)

  • Interactions between microbial species (supervisor: Amelia Rotaru)

  • Microbes as chemical factories: from waste to useful resources (supervisor: Amelia Rotaru)

  • Biodiversity of Mozambique sponges (supervisor: Astrid Schuster and Don Canfield)

  • The greenhouse effect and the vicious methane cycle (supervisor: Bo Thamdrup)