Important note: sign-up for HBO-ICT and CHEMISTRY (C) students use Bisoncode: L.24617
Important note: sign-up for BIOMEDICAL & LABORATORY RESEARCH (BML) students use Bisoncode: L.26732
Important note: sign-up for FORENSIC RESEARCH (FO) students use Bisoncode: L.26733

* The client of this project will attend the Preview on Thursday 28th of November from 13:30 to 16:00 at Saxion Enschede (Ariënsplein 1).

With increasing access to healthcare all over the world, more and more medicines are prescribed. With increased prescription more medical left-overs end up in the sewage system and eventually in the surface and ground water. This is also the case in the Netherlands. Examples of medical left-overs that are found in wastewater are diabetes drugs, metformin, antibiotics,  contraceptives (estradiol) and the anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac.  It becomes more and more urgent to develop simple and cheap ways for detection and removal of specific compounds from wastewater.  These detection and removal techniques can also be used by forensic research teams in their investigation and fight against illegal drug production laboratories. By monitoring and checking the wastewater in the sewer systems on certain drugs of their by-products proof can be found if in a certain area and ultimately also in a single building illegal drug-related activities are taking place.  These 2 approaches (removal of medical left-overs to protect our surface water versus the detection of illegal drugs labs) offer a very interesting multidisciplinary research project for students from different disciplines. 

So we are looking for trace-tracking researchers and developers! 

Required study programs:

HBO-ICT Software Engineering: Modelling data.

Biology and Laboratory Research (BML): Biosensors (biobricks), ELISA, in-vitro bioassays, enzymatic detection, sample preparation.

Chemistry (C): Chemical/physical-sensors; and detection methods such as electrochemistry, (mass)-spectrometry.

Forensic Research (FO): Legislation, drugs.

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Questions about this project?

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this project. You can call us at 088 - 019 53 11 or use the form below. We wil get back to you within two business days.