Every year there is a brand new TU Eindhoven Sensing Team that represents the TU/e at the SensUs Student Competition. For the next team, we are looking for enthusiastic Bachelor and Master students to form a multidisciplinary team. Students with knowledge in the field of (bio)chemistry are necessary for the assay development and chemical optimization. We also require people with a background in physics to assist with the physical principles of biosensing. Electrical engineering and programming subjects are important too, like signal processing and the translating of the binding of a molecule to a usable, measurable signal. Throughout the process, you have to keep the end-user in mind: the patient. This requires design choices for user-friendliness, portability, and cost. Lastly, you have to stay in touch with the outside world, requiring public relations work and drawing in sponsors. T.E.S.T. 2023 will be formed in November 2022 and will operate until the SensUs Competition in September 2023. If you are up for an amazing challenge and want to gain new skills and knowledge, join T.E.S.T. 2023!
Welcome to our page! We are the TU/e sensing team (T.E.S.T.) representing the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the 2022 SensUs Competition. This is a yearly international student competition on engineering rapid biosensors. Our multidisciplinary team consists of 9 bachelor and master Medical Science and Technology and Biomedical Technology students. We all come from different backgrounds, with our own interests and goals, and we will make sure to be a synergistic team ready to compete and contribute to an improvement of people’s quality of life. This competition allows us to put our theoretical knowledge to the test and apply it to real-life societal problems, engineering an efficient, affordable and easy-to-use biosensor with translational potential for the commercial market.
On the 2nd of September 2022, our team competes with others to detect the cytokine Interleukin-6, which is a marker and mediator of sepsis. Sepsis is a form of acute inflammation, resulting in organ dysfunction, which causes the death of 11 million people worldwide and affects many more. Therefore, rapid detection of sepsis is important to be able to treat patients in time, and to save the lives of these patients. Because of the global relevance of this condition, we are excited to be part of the innovation in biosensors for this application.
For more information about the SensUs competition, click here.