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Strategic Network for Sensor Research at Cambridge University

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Where biology meets engineering

All projects are a combination of biology and engineering, whether it is a biologist trying to automate a process in the lab or an engineer finding a new application for her technology.

Here is a list of some projects:


  • A cell-free sensor platform for the quantification of arsenic concentrations in drinking water
  • A low cost reusable microfluidic device for the detection of antibiotic resistant genes in bacteria
  • Field portable colorimeter


  • A low cost, point-of- care device to measure blood haemoglobin levels, using calorimetry
  • An accessible, low cost, hand-held device for detecting counterfeit antimalarial drugs, using quartz crystal microbalance technology

Lab equipment

  • A light intensity meter to measure plant growth conditions
  • An artificial habitat to investigate Boquila trifoliata mimicry

image stacking hardware
Image stacking hardware; credit: J. Deegan

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International Symposium on Sensor Science

May 26, 2017

5th International Symposium on Sensor Science. 27–29 September 2017, Barcelona, Spain

Business creation competition for postdocs

May 04, 2017

Run by Cambridge Enterprise and the Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge (EPOC). Win early funding of up to £20k for your business idea.

IEEE Sensors Letters

Feb 17, 2017

The IEEE is launching a new peer reviewed rapid publication devoted to sensors and sensing.

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Upcoming events

Cambridge Bioinformatics Hackathon

Sep 25, 2017

Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site, Cambridge CB2 3AR

Sensor CDT PhD Showcase

Oct 19, 2017

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

Sensors Day 2017

Oct 20, 2017

Robinson College, Cambridge

Biomaker Fayre

Oct 21, 2017


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