Message from Uppsense 2022 team:

Uppsense is a very diverse group from many different nationalities and backgrounds, coming together to build a biosensor to help create a better future.

We are an interdisciplinary team of 15 students and 2 coaches, coming from various parts of the world, at Uppsala University. Our aim is to manufacture a biosensor for detection of interleukin 6 (IL-6) for early-stage diagnosis of sepsis. We wish to develop a highly sensitive, specific, cost effective and user-friendly biosensor for rapid detection of elevated levels of IL-6. Our goal is to build a strong team with different expertise to learn new things and deepen our knowledge in different scientific areas at same time that we develop a novel biosensor for IL-6 detection. Participating in the SensUs competition provides us with an opportunity to contribute to the improvement of patient diagnosis for conditions such as sepsis, where monitoring of IL-6 levels is of great importance. The experience we gain from developing and building a biosensor is something that we can employ in future challenges. Furthermore, being part of SensUs 2022 will provide us a platform to exchange our ideas on a global level, and it will also help us to network within healthcare and life-science sections.

With great enthusiasm, passion for the goal and dedication we will enjoy this journey together with SensUs organization and the other participating teams to develop a biosensor for IL-6. We are looking forward to seeing you in Eindhoven!