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Strategic Network for Sensor Research at Cambridge University

Studying at Cambridge



Where biology meets engineering

All projects were a combination of biology and engineering, whether it was 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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Biomaker Fayre 21 October 2017

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Presentation of collaborative projects across scientific boundaries. Part of Cambridge Open Technology week.

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New lecturers appointed in the area of sensing

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Four new lecturers in the area of sensing

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