Build your biosensor


SensUs is an international student competition on medical biosensors. Every year since 2017, a team of EPFL students has been training and participating in the competition, coached by Prof. Renaud and Dr. Bertsch from the LMIS4 laboratory.

During the 2021 SensUs session, students from around the world competed to build an innovative biosensing system for detecting an acute respiratory viral infection by measuring Influenza A in saliva. All teams presented their biosensors on September 3rd online at the SensUs Innovation Days at the University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Each biosensor was evaluated according to several criteria, such as analytical performance, creativity, and translational potential, by representatives from academia, industry, and health. 

EPFL team, SenSwis, won the Analytical performance award, and got the 2nd prize for the Translational Potential.

For more information read the following article:

This year theme is detection of acute inflammation. The Organization challenges Teams from all over the globe to develop innovative biosensing systems to detect Interleukin-6 in blood plasma.

Website: SENSUS

SensUs Competition 2021: Who won?


EPFL Coordinator : Arnaud Bertsch

Academic Responsible : Philippe Renaud