A List Of Interesting Biology Topics For Your Research Paper


Okay, so it is time to suck it up and knuckle down to write your research paper. Student life wouldn’t be the same without assignments! However, it can be difficult to even get off the starting blocks if you are struggling to find the perfect topic. Time for a reality check. There are bigger things to be having sleepless nights over in life than your biology research paper and luckily for you, I have come up with a list of interesting topics to get you started:

  • Study of the Zebra Fish in relation to “Forward” and “Reverse” Genetics.
  • The origin and evolution of animals and how that relates to human evolution.
  • The evolutionary relationships of arthropods.
  • The life cycle of an acorn worm and what parallels can be drawn.
  • Examine the differences between innate behavior and learned behavior and how this marries up with instinct.
  • Study the methods of communication between honeybees.
  • Avoiding predators in order to survive.
  • Explore pheromones and how that impacts upon human relationships. Does this account for why we find certain people more or less attractive than others?
  • Explore the reasons why some people have a higher metabolism than others and the impact that this has on the health of individuals. Should governments be doing more to get people to increase their metabolism?
  • Look at the energy relationships in photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
  • The use of Gel Blotting with DNA. Does this process significantly increase our understanding of DNA? Can it help cure Sickle Cell diseases?
  • The Urea Cycle and how a greater understanding of the Urea cycle in rats and mice can help with chronic human conditions such as polycystic kidney disease.
  • Examine the factors that need to be taken into consideration with Enzyme Kinetics.
  • Cancer: The causes and prevention. Look specifically at new treatments for skin cancer. (Modifying the Herpes virus and injecting it into cancerous cells) Is there valid cause for hope that this might lead to cures for other forms of the disease?
  • Explore the current learning on harnessing immune mechanisms such as the patient’s own immune system against the cancerous cells. Therefore reducing the need for chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
  • Examine the Ames Test and why this test for determining whether a chemical is a mutagen is the accepted benchmark.