SensUs Uppsala:

We are the team that represents the Uppsala University in the SensUs competition. SensUs is a yearly international student competition on molecular biosensors for healthcare applications, which is held in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Competition of 2018:

This year 13 university teams from different countries will compete in SensUs. The focus is on developing an innovative biosensor for the Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Vancomycin. Therefore is the  Uppsala University team using the name Uppsala Vancomycin Sensors (U.V.S.) in this years competition. We are a group of international master students out of different disciplines that are working together in Uppsala (Sweden).

Find out more:

You can meet the current team here: Uppsala SensUs Team 2018
Or you can read more about the competition at SensUs.org

Uppsala University logo SensUs logo


The Uppsala University team is changing each year.

If you would like to participate or support the team you can contact Gemma Mestres Beà or Masood Kamali-Moghaddam.

Gemma Mestres,
PhD, docent (Associate Professor)
Department of Engineering Sciences
Ångströmlab, Lägerhyddsv. 1
752 37 Uppsala
Masood Kamali-Moghaddam,
Senior Lecturer
BMC, Husargatan 3
751 22 Uppsala

2018 – U.V.S.

Uppsala Vancomycin Sensors (U.V.S.)  is the name of the Uppsala University SensUs team that participated in the competition of 2018.

U.V.S. logo

Topic of 2018:

With the overuse of antibodies running rampant across the world, the threat of drug-resistant bacteria grows day-by-day. With our first-line antibiotics quickly becoming ineffective, we are forced more and more to use our “last resort” antibiotics. Vancomycin is one such antibiotic. While very effective against certain strains of bacteria, it can potentially have harmful side-effects if the dosage is not carefully controlled.

This is where we come in! We aim to design a cheap, yet reliable biosensor which will enable patients to easily track the amount of Vancomycin in their body. With that, we hope this form of convenient monitoring will help patients decide the correct dosage when it is needed.

You can find more information about the competition of 2018 here: SensUs 2018

And here you can find more information about the U.V.S. team:  SensUs.org/UVS.

Team members:

Abdul Raouf Atif, Adena Pepich, Adnan Al-Baba, Drew Lindsay, Edith Romero, Ken Braesch-Andersen, Robin Söderholm and Tobias Mages.

U.V.S. team members


U.V.S. sponsors in 2018:

We would like to thank all our sponsors. Without them our work would not be possible to continue.

U.V.S. sponsors in 2018