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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.
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ESPRC Centre for Doctoral Training in
Sensor Technologies and Application

A Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies and Applications has been awarded to Cambridge University in an announcement made by the government today. The Sensor CDT will be 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 will participate in this programme which will combine interdisciplinary research, team work and industry relevant training.

The new Sensor CDT and CamBridgeSens will work in close collaboration providing a focal point for sensor research at Cambridge University. Together with our industrial partners we will educate 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.

More information is available from the official press release of Cambridge University.

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. 

LabVIEW Workshop

In January CamBridgeSens hosted a hands-on LabVIEW workshop run by National Instruments.

The workshop provided an introduction to the graphical programming concept of LabVIEW. The task for the 20 participants from across the University was to acquire audio data from their smart phones, filter it and play it back in real time using an external loudspeaker.