Sweden

Uppsala University

UppSense is a very diverse group of 15 individuals from many different nationalities and backgrounds, coming together to build a biosensor to help create a better future.

As master students at Uppsala University, our goal within the competition is to get out of our comfort zones, learn something new, and develop unique and creative ideas for biosensors. We are motivated to lay the foundations of a cheap, fast, reliable, and most importantly accessible biosensor as a detection tool in this project. Through the use of our combined wits, knowledge, and experience within a large variety of fields, we hope to continue to research developments into not only influenza but other pandemic-causing viruses such as COVID-19. This experience provides an opportunity not only to develop something amazing but to continue our research into our respective fields. We will carry forward the lessons learned from tackling large-scale problems as a global team effort. We hope to raise awareness that everyone can contribute with their different areas of expertise in these crises.

With lots of passion, enthusiasm, and strong morale, we will enjoy this journey with you to battle influenza A. We can’t wait to meet you in Eindhoven!

Supervisor
Masood Kamali-Moghaddam
He received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Microbiology at Dept. of Pharmaceutical Biosciences at Uppsala University where he studied bacterial genetics and the importance of transposition and site-specific recombination in the dissemination of antibiotic resistance. Currently, he works as Professor of Molecular Diagnostics at Dept. Of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University with development of highly sensitive molecular tools for detection and characterization of proteins and exosomes as biomarkers for early diagnostics.

Coach
Gemma Mestres
She received her PhD in Materials Science at the Technical University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain) in 2012. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Uppsala University, where she leads a research line in the development of a new in vitro methodology to evaluate the biological properties of biomaterials (for tissue regeneration) more reliably.

Team
Viktoria Langwallner
David Bern
Jayendra Ellamathy
Patrizia Kühne
Carlos Torres
Yifan Liu
Maike Lüftner
Sam Taylor
Ivana Jovanovic
Maria Ines Berrojo Romeyro Mascarenhas
Klara Martinovic
Sharmilee Nandi
Georgia-Vasiliki Gkountana
Maria Lysandrou
Javier Enrique Sebastian Alonso
 

UppSense Teampicture