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Welcome to the CamBridgeSens Strategic Network at the University of Cambridge.

We are connecting the people, talent, and infrastructure to catalyse interdisciplinary sensor innovation and application.

CamBridgeSens is for you, whether you are working in sensor related research at Cambridge University or in industry and wanting to establish links with sensor research at the University.
Focus On

First round application deadline for October 2015 entry
is 2 December 2014

Please visit the Sensor CDT website for more information.

ESPRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies and Application

The Sensor CDT is training  PhD students across a wide spectrum of sensor technologies, applications and middleware. Researchers from twenty University departments in the Schools of Physical and Biological Sciences, Technology and Medicine are participating in this programme which combines interdisciplinary research, team work and industry relevant training.

The Sensor CDT and CamBridgeSens are working in close collaboration providing a focal point for sensor research at Cambridge University. Together with our industrial partners we are educating a new generation of sensor champions who will no longer treat sensors just as "black boxes" but will understand the whole value chain from sensor technology to application.

Up to 10 studentships are available to UK students and EU citizens who have lived in the UK for the last three years. Overseas students are not eligible for funding from the CDT and should instead secure funding from other sources. To apply visit the Sensor CDT website.


Cafe Synthetique


Interested in Synthetic Biology and open lab technologies? Then Cafe Synthetique might be for you.

This interest group combines synthetic biology, i.e. the DNA-based reprogramming and computational modelling of living systems with the development of low-cost hardware for biological instrumentation. It is based in the University of Cambridge and supported by the Strategic Research Initiative in Synthetic Biology.

The group meets once a month in the Panthon Arms in Cambridge. A timetable of the next meetings and directions are available here.

Cafe Synthetique's organiser is Jim Haseloff from the Department of Plant Sciences and a member of CamBridgeSens and the OpenLabTools initiative.