Midterm check meeting
CONSENSE is funded by the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie scheme. One important goal of this program is to train the students to become highly skilled researchers and enhance innovation in fields of interest within the EU. In this network, specialists and students are working towards the goal of creating continuous sensors of biomolecules for the health sector.
During this bi-annual meeting, we linked up with the EU project officer to ensure the network is on track for achieving their ultimate goal. The meeting was a success and feedback was provided to allow CONSENSE to continue striding forward.
Following the check meeting, the ESRs showcased their research progress in the field of continuous biosensing. The day was filled with many scientific discussions, and possible collaborations, as everyone shared their experience and provided feedback.
The two previous meetings took place in a hybrid form, mainly due to travel restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately for the check meeting, all the ESRs and most PIs were finally able to join the network face-to-face.
The third and final part of this CONSENSE meeting was the SensUs competition at TU/e. This competition is all about allowing undergraduate students to gain experience in impactful research in the field of biosensing. This year, many teams from around the globe met up and showed off their biosensor design, pitched their business proposals and competed for the most sensitive set up. The ESRs from CONSENSE also participated the event by presenting their posters on their work, providing feedback to the student teams and sharing thoughts on life as a PhD student and possible opportunities available, such as the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie scheme. Check out more pictures from the SensUs competition:
Overall, it was a very packed but insightful and rewarding week. As always, we look forward to the next meeting.
Authors: Andris Jeminejs and Emily Tsang