Competitions & Student teams

SensUs, the first international student competition on molecular biosensors for healthcare applications

The mission of SensUs is to stimulate the development of molecular health sensing technologies by organizing an international competition for teams of students. In a friendly competitive manner, SensUs will challenge multidisciplinary teams of students to conceive and build innovative molecular biosensing systems. The competition will give students a unique chance to gain experience in goal-oriented multidisciplinary teamwork and in innovative technological design.
Please find more information about the competition on the website of SensUs.

iGEM team TU Eindhoven

The international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, which is held in Boston, is the premiere student competition in synthetic biology. Teams employ synthetic biological techniques to modify cells into machines to counter real-world problems in the fields of energy, medicine , environment or food. In addition, iGEM also involves questions “beyond the bench”, relating to ethics, sustainability, safety, environmental impact or intellectual property rights, and stimulates students to reflect on these aspects of scientific research.

More information about the iGEM competition can be found on the website of iGEM

Every year, a student team from the TU/e joins the iGEM competition. More information about their project can be found on the website of iGEM team TU Eindhoven 2017.

TU/e Sensing Team, participating team in SensUs

T.E.S.T. is a multidisciplinary student team, participating in the international student competition SensUs. Every year for the competition, T.E.S.T. develops an innovative new biosensor for the detection of biomolecules that can aid with medical diagnosis. The project offers students from all studies the chance to apply their skills gathered over their bachelor or master on a realistic, one-year challenge. Besides highly technical work in (bio)chemistry, physics, electrical and software, T.E.S.T. lets students think about the societal and business side of biosensors.

For more information, visit the website of T.E.S.T.!