What is SensUs?

SensUs (www.SensUs.org) is a yearly international student competition that aims to involve students, industry and academia to accelerate the development of sensors for health.


What is SensUs Uppsala?

We are a team of students representing Uppsala University in the SensUs competition. Our goal is to design and develop a biosensor to detect a specific target, which is the same for all the Universities participating in the same year (read below about the SensUs theme of this year).

SensUs is an international student competition where 16 Universities all-around the world compete to make the most precise and innovative molecular biosensor. The actual contest takes place in Eindhoven (the Netherlands). There, each team has the opportunity to present (streaming live) the concept of the biosensor and to test it to prove its well functionality.

Uppsala University is recruiting BSc and MSc students from different disciplines (physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, pharmaceutics, medicine, etc.) to join the team.

Next SensUs edition (SensUs 2022) will start in November 2021 and will culminate with the actual contest in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) in August 2022.

Why should I be part of the team?

 Being part of the SensUs competition represents being part of something bigger: 18 Universities all around the world will be working towards the same goal!
At Uppsala University, you will be exposed to a real research environment, both in the lab and by having discussions with PhD students, researchers and professors working in different fields. You will also have the chance to discuss the project with companies in the Uppsala-Stockholm area.
On top of getting practical and theoretical knowledge, you will also be working with a multidisciplinary group of students fighting towards the same goal.
Last but not least… we hope you will have lots of fun!

If you want to hear the voice of our previous participants, go to the page “Testimonials”. 

Can I fit SensUs in my schedule?

Defenitively! SensUs is planned as a 15 hp course called “Innovation of Molecular Biosensors” (course code: 3MG049). The syllabus of the course can be downloaded here:

The basic schedule consists on seminars on Mondays over lunch (12.15-13h) and on Thursday in the evening (17.15-19h). We will also have seminars and other activities (17.15-19h) once a month. On top of that you might need to do some extra reading/thinking at home, or at the University or a bar with other team members. 

And more information regarding the course schedule can be found here:

For how long should I engage?

The team will work together from November 2021 until August 2022, when the actual contest takes place in The Netherlands.

During this period of time the engagement might vary, but you should count on an average of 25% for these 10 months (with the intensity increasing during the summer up to 75%).

How can I apply?

Send your motivation letter and CV to our e-mail address:  Uppsala.SensUs@gmail.com

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 10th , 2021 



Would you like to know more?

Download the PDF below to see some slides that will give you an overview of the SensUs project.

Would you like to solve your doubts personally with us?

Come to one (or more!) of the informative meetings we organise! You can find more details in our Facebook: UppsalaSensUs.

And you can always drop us a line to our e-mail address: uppsala.sensus@gmail.com.

Looking forward to meet you!

Join the challenge!

For more information, read more on the official SensUs page: www.SensUs.org