Sat 10

September

SensUs 2016 Biosensor Contest

Location

Auditorium
Eindhoven University of Technology
Den Dolech 2
5612AZ
The Netherlands

Saturday 10 September is the SensUs Public Event. The student teams will present themselves and their biosensors to the general public. Presentations will also be given by experts in the field. Finally the jury will grant the awards to the winning teams, also based on the results of the testing event on the 9th of September.

The following awards will be granted:

Analytical Performance Award

Analytical Performance Award

Creativity Award

Creativity Award

Translation Potential Award

Translation Potential Award

Public Inspiration Award

Public Inspiration Award

Register

Program

Sat 10

September

12:00

Market with stands and activities

13:20

Opening

13:30

“Past, Present and Future of Biosensing”

14:00

Presentations by the 5 Student Teams

15:15

Break

15:45

“Biosensors Change Healthcare”

16:15

Award Ceremony

16:50

Announcement of Biomarker SensUs 2017

17:00

Closure

12:00

Market with stands and activities





Location: Auditorium hall

Teams will display their biosensors in a market setting.

Moreover, our partners will be present with stands.

Participating universtities

Participating universities

Partners

Partners

13:20

Opening





Location: Blauwe Zaal, Auditorium

Dr. Barry Fitzgerald

Master of Ceremonies

I'm Barry Fitzgerald - Research Scientist at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Speaker, Scientific Communicator and Author. In February 2016 I self-published my popular science book the "Secrets of Superhero Science". In the book I talk about the real science and current scientific research that you need to know in order to create the superpowers of the superheroes. Iron Man suits, invisibility cloaks and web slingers may be part of your future.
 

Members of the jury

Professors (one from each university)

Prof. Dr. Jeroen Lammertyn (KU Leuven)
Prof. Dr. Tony Cass (Imperial College London)
Asc. Prof. Dr. Winnie Svendsen (DTU)
Asc. Prof. Dr. Masood Kamali (Uppsala)
Asc. Prof. Dr. Leo van IJzendoorn (TU/e)

Industry representatives

Jesper Kristensen MSc (Medtronic)
Dr. Jeroen Nieuwenhuis (Philips)

Healthcare professional representative

Dr. Rogier Hopstaken (Saltro)


Healthcare public representative

Brenda de Coninck

13:30

"Past, Present and Future of Biosensing"




Prof. Koen Kas

Ghent University & InBioVeritas

Koen Kas is a biotech entrepreneur with close to 25 years of experience in the life sciences. He is founding CEO of InBioVeritas, trendspotting developments at the crossroads of biology, medicine, ICT, social media and engineering. He uses these insights in different advisory roles facilitating innovative disruptions in healthcare and serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards of a number of life sciences companies & investors.











14:00

Presentations by student teams




The following universities have a team that will present their biosensensor on stage during this part of the program.


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Team: KreaSensa

KreaSensa is an international blend of 15 motivated students from six different departments of Belgium’s KU Leuven. The team unites the faculties of Bioscience Engineering, Engineering Science, Engineering Technology, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science. The multidisciplinary backgrounds, insights and perspectives are channeled into three subgroups: the Bioassay Development Team, the Sensor Technology Team, and the Signal Processing Team. By concentrating our skills and joining forces later on, we plan to bring our best game to the TU Eindhoven stage.

Team: IC SensUs

A significant goal would of course be to contribute to the development of the scientific field. We look to collect significant data, which can be used as a driving force for the next stage of development of our sensor. The members of our team have varying disciplines so we also hope to make improvements in all aspects of the biosensor; from modelling and theory to laboratory work.


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Team: SensUpp

The Uppsala SensUs team is a big mix of nationalities and special fields, with people from all over the world and majors in everything from Immunology to Chemical Engineering, covering a variety of fields within molecular medicine and biotechnology. Only three team members are natively Swedish, while the remaining 12 come from France, Spain, China, Greece, Italy, Austria, Brazil, Lithuania and Moldova!

Team: Creative9

Our main motivation is building a biosensor from scratch while working in a large team with different backgrounds. We hope to learn how to apply existing knowledge, acquire new skills and create synergies. Having a working prototype will be a success. Ultimate goal: Build a device that helps people.





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Team: T.E.S.T.

We, from team Eindhoven, are fifteen students from five different departments. Seven students from the department of Biomedical Engineering (Boris Arts, Sylvia Genet, Yvonne de Hond, Rafiq Lubken, Leroy Tan, Mats Verhoeven and Kimberly Westheim), four students from the department of Chemical Engineering (Annelore Aerts, Lioba Heidendael, Robin van der Meijden and Erika van der Woude), two Electrical Engineering students (Mark Janse and Thom Scheeve) and one person from the Applied Physics department (Esmée Oudijk).

15:15

Break

15:45

"Biosensors Change Healthcare"




Prof. Geert-Jan Dinant

As a Professor of Clinical Research in General Practice, Geert-Jan Dinant is appointed at the Department of General Practice of the School of Public Health and Primary Care (Caphri) of Maastricht University. Besides his clinical work in an academic health centre in Maastricht, he teaches pre- and post-graduate medical students, general practitioners and researchers. One example is his leading role in the combined clinical and research training program for general practice.









16:15

Award Ceremony




Analytical Performance Award

The Analytical Performance Award expresses appreciation for the best measurement of creatinine in blood plasma. The Award is based on the data that the teams have produced during the Testing Event.

The Creativity Award expresses appreciation for the team that has been most surprising and thereby sets an example for the next years. The Award is based on a judgement of the originality and novelty of the technical solution, but also on how it was realized (the process). The jury will look for creativity that the teams have demonstrated in the design of the biosensor prototype, in the realization of the biosensor prototype, and in unexpected ways how the teams have found solutions for problems.

Creativity Award

Translation Potential Award

The Translation Potential Award expresses appreciation for suitability and thoughtfulness toward future applications in healthcare and toward industrialization, i.e. the probability that concepts of the prototype will make it into society, taking into account the needs of doctors and patients and requirements of economy and business.

The Public Inspiration Award will give recognition for inspirational messaging and presentation skills towards the whole public. The Award is determined by the general public (50% weight) and the teams (50% weight). The votes will be casted after the teams have given their pitches in the Public Event. All voters will be asked to take the standpoint of open global citizens, i.e. to vote for the teams that have overall been most inspiring and not to give way to kinship tendencies.

Public Inspiration Award









16:50

Announcement SensUs 2017 & Closure