SensUs Uppsala

SensUs:

Uppsala University has participated in the SensUs competition since 2015/2016, while the know well-known contest was launched. SensUs is a yearly annual student competition on molecular biosensors for healthcare applications, which is held in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The mission of the SensUs is to stimulate the development of biosensors in a friendly competitive manner whereby students make and design innovative biosensors. 

Competition of 2019:

Teams from 14 different countries will compete in SensUs. The focus is on Managing rheumatic disease, by measuring with ease. SensUs 2019 challenges student teams to develop innovative biosensing systems for the measurement of adalimumab, a biological drug that is used to treat rheumatic disease. We are a group of international master students out of different disciplines that are working together in Uppsala (Sweden).

Find out more:

You can read more about the competition at SensUs.org

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SensUs Uppsala

SensUs:

Uppsala University has participated in the SensUs competition since 2015/2016, while the know well-known contest was launched. SensUs is a yearly annual student competition on molecular biosensors for healthcare applications, which is held in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The mission of the SensUs is to stimulate the development of biosensors in a friendly competitive manner whereby students make and design innovative biosensors. 

Competition of 2019:

Teams from 14 different countries will compete in SensUs. The focus is on Managing rheumatic disease, by measuring with ease. SensUs 2019 challenges student teams to develop innovative biosensing systems for the measurement of adalimumab, a biological drug that is used to treat rheumatic disease. We are a group of international master students out of different disciplines that are working together in Uppsala (Sweden).

Find out more:

You can read more about the competition at SensUs.org

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Our Team

Team

Team Contributions

Kedar is one of the team captains and his contributions range from keeping track of deadlines, helping out in the lab and technical design. Without him, we would forget to submit reports, attend meetings and fail to organize ourselves.

Luís is the second team captain, and his main contributions include literature research, working in the lab and overseeing the general scientific development of the biosensor.

Without Triinu’s diligence and work ethic, we wouldn’t have anything resembling a biosensor. When experiments failed, she was already a step ahead, looking for solutions and new ideas to explore. Triinu also participated actively in managing social media accounts.

Likewise, Michael’s passion and lighthearted manner made all the hard work that much easier. His main contributions are literature research, lab work and bothering the right people for advice with our sensor development.

Esther and Adarsh’s contributions are mostly related to the business plan of our biosensor. Adarsh also helped with several technical aspects of our biosensor design and Esther contacted doctors for insight on the current treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. They helped us customize our biosensor for the right market and made our business plan a reality.

Weam and Fawad’s contributions are mostly related to the app development and its integration with the biosensor hardware, as well as general technical support. Without them, we would still be wondering how to turn the EmStat on and to connect it properly, let alone set up the Bluetooth.

Securing sponsorship from Merck would not have been possible without Therese, whose professionalism is beyond reproach. She also contributed to our team’s visibility on social media and other technical aspects. Most of all, she never failed to make us look good on any occasion.

Anna contributed with literature research and lab work, the AdUpSense logo design and other technical aspects of our project, as well as our team’s visibility on social media.

Duc’s enthusiasm ranges from contagious to mildly annoying, but all agree that without him we would still be wondering what the graphs in the PStrace software meant. His knowledge of electrochemistry aside, he also contributed to literature research and lab work.

Spandana contributed mostly with literature research, lab work, and biosensor design and in making this whole endeavor much more fun.

Contact

We are happy that the Uppsala University team is coordinated from two different faculties: the TekNat (Science and Technology) and the MedFarm (Medicine and Pharmacy) Faculty.

Proud students and coordinators after receiving the creativity award (SensUs 2017)

Some more information from the team supervisors/coordinators can be found below.

Coordinators

Gemma Mestres, associate senior lecturer at Uppsala University


I am one of the coordinators of Uppsala SensUs. I will be happy to meet you and explain you more about the project or solve any doubt you may have.

Don’t hesitate to e-mail me!

Contact details and social networks:
Email uppsala.sensus@gmail.com or Gemma.Mestres@angstrom.uu.se
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