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Sub judice 2019  

48 Interactive microbiology museum exhibits: Touchscreen and full-body interactions with living cells

Lam AT, Ma J, Barr C, Lee SA, Cira, N, White A, Riedel-Kruse IH*

sub judice (2019).


47 Versatile Deployment of Interactive Biology Cloud Labs in Schools through Teacher Driven Curricula Design

Ahmed, TH, Bumbacher E, Blikstein P, Riedel-Kruse IH*

sub judice (2019).


46 Pac-Euglena: A living cellular Pac-Man meets virtual ghosts

Lam A, Griffin J, Loeun M, Cira N, Lee SA, Riedel-Kruse IH*

sub judice (2019).


45 Classroom on a Chip: Taking Microfluidics from the Laboratory into the Classroom

Rackus DG, Riedel-Kruse IH*, Pamme N*

sub judice (2019).


44 Chemotaxis of Physarum networks

Cira NJ, Ma EY, Paul ML, Riedel-Kruse IH*

sub judice (2019).


43 FLIM-FRET-based Tension Measurements in Zebrafish: Designing and Validating an EpCAM Tension Sensor

Hamilton A, Malinas MM, Wu V, Dunn A, Riedel-Kruse IH*

sub judice (2019).


41 Scientific Discovery Games for Biomedical Research.

Das R*, Washington P, Keep B, Riedel-Kruse IH*

Annual Reviews Biomedical Data Science (2019) in press.


42 Interactive programming paradigm for real-time experimentation with remote living matter

Washington P, Samuel-Gama KG, Goyal S, Ramaswamia A, Riedel-Kruse IH*

PNAS (2019) published online March. (pdf) (journal)


40 Molecular Motors in Materials Science

Hess H, Katira P, Riedel-Kruse IH, Tsitkov, S

Materials Research Society Bulletin (2019) 44(2), 113-118. doi:10.1557/mrs.2019.19 (pdf) (journal)


39 High-resolution Patterned Biofilm Deposition Using pDawn-Ag43

Jin X, Riedel-Kruse IH*

J. Vis. Exp. (140), e58625, doi:10.3791/58625 (2018). (pdf) (journal)


38 Regulation of epithelial migration by epithelial cell adhesion molecule requires its Claudin-7 interaction domain

Barth A, Kim H, Riedel-Kruse IH*

PLoS ONE 13(10): e0204957 (2018). (pdf) (journal)


37 Polygonal motion and adaptable phototaxis via flagellar beat switching in the microswimmer Euglena gracilis

Tsang A, Lam A, Riedel-Kruse IH*

Nature Physics 14, 1216-1222 (2018). (pdf) (journal)

See also News & Views.


36 A genetically encoded adhesin toolbox for programming multicellular morphologies and patterns

Glass D, Riedel-Kruse IH*

Cell 174 (3), 649-658, (2018). (pdf) (journal)

David then co-authored a perspective in Science on composability accross scales in synthetic biology.


35 Biofilm Lithography enables high-resolution cell patterning via optogenetic adhesin expression

Jin X, Riedel-Kruse IH*

PNAS (2018) 115 (14) 3698-3703. (pdf) (journal)

Selected for the journal cover.


34 Affordances of Digital, Textile and Living Media for Designing and Learning Biology in K-12 Education

Kafai Y, ..., Washington P, Riedel-Kruse, IH., ... Anderson

Proceedings of the 13th international conference of learning sciences. ISLS. London, UK. pp. 1275 - 1282 (2018). (pdf)


33 Design Matters: The Impact of Technology Design on Students’ Inquiry Behaviors

Bumbacher E, Hossain Z, Riedel-Kruse IH*, Blikstein P.*

Proceedings of the 13th international conference of learning sciences. ISLS. London, UK. pp. 839 - 846 (2018). (pdf)

schematic image cloud lab

32 Life-Science Experiments Online: Technological Frameworks and Educational Use Cases

Hossain Z, Riedel-Kruse IH*

Review in book "Cyber-Physical Laboratories in Engineering and Science Education" (2018). (pdf) (publisher)


31 Design Guidelines and Empirical Case Study for Scaling Authentic Inquiry-based Science Learning via Open Online Courses and Interactive Biology Cloud Labs

Hossain Z, Bumbacher E, Brauneis A, Diaz M, Saltarelli A, Blikstein P, Riedel-Kruse IH.*

International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 1-30, 2017. (pdf) (journal)

Top 3 read article in 2018


30 Stem Cell Scaling during Adult Organ Resizing

Du X, O'Brien L*, Riedel-Kruse IH*
Biophysical Journal 113(1) 174-184 (2017) (pdf) (journal)


29 Authentic Science Inquiry Learning at Scale Enabled by an Interactive Biology Cloud Experimentation Lab

Hossain Z, Bumbacher E, Blikstein P, Riedel-Kruse IH*

Proceedings of the Fourth (2017) ACM Conference on Learning@ Scale 237-240 (2017). (pdf) (journal)


28 Device and Programming Abstractions for Spatiotemporal Control of Active Micro-Particle Swarms

Lam AT, Samuel-Gama KG, Griffin J, Loeun M, Gerber L, Hossain Z, Cira NJ, Lee SA, Riedel-Kruse IH*

Lab on a Chip 17(8), 1441-1451 (2017). (pdf) (journal)

Selected as Top 10% article / HOT article in Lab on a Chip

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27 Liquid-handling Lego robots and experiments for STEM education and research

Gerber LC, Calasanz-Kaiser A., Hyman L., Voitiuk K., Patil U., Riedel-Kruse IH.*

PLoS Biology 15(3) (2017). (pdf) (journal)

Build your own Lego pipetting robot (all instructions open source are here) to do your life-science experiments.


26 Incorporating a Commercial Biology Cloud Lab into Online Education

Riedel-Kruse IH*

14th International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation. IEEE. (2017) (pdf)


25 Interactive and Scalable Biology Cloud Experimentation for Scientific Inquiry and Education

Hossain Z, Bumbacher E, Chung AM, Honesty K, Walter A, Litton C, Pradhan S, Jona K, Blikstein P, Riedel-Kruse IH.*

Nature Biotechnology 34(12) (2016). (pdf) (journal)

Discussed in an earlier News Feature in Nature.


24 LudusScope: Accessible Interactive Smartphone Microscopy for Life-Science Education

Honesty Kim, Seung Ah Lee, Lukas Gerber, Daniel Chiu, Sherwin Yuyang Xia, Nate Cira, Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse*
PLoS ONE 11(10): e0162602 (2016). (pdf) (journal).

Build your own microscope (all instructions open source are here), interact with cells in realtime, play games, and explore.

Featured in Nature.

Among top 1% most downloaded PLoS one articles in 2016.


23 Interactive Biotechnology: Design Rules for Integrating Living Matter into Digital Games

Lukas Gerber, Honesty Kim, Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse*
DiGRA/FDG Vol. 13 (2016). (pdf) (journal)


22 BioGraphr: Science Games on a Biotic Computer
Gerber LC, Doshi M, Kim H, Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse*

DiGRA/FDG Vol. 13 (2016). (pdf) (journal)


21 On the General Analytical Solution of the Kinematic Cosserat Equations

Dominik L. Michels*, Dmitry A. Lyakhov, Vladimir P. Gerdt, Zahid Hossain, Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse, and Andreas G. Weber.

Computer Algebra in Scientific Computing, CASC 2016, LNCS 9890, Springer, (2016). (pdf) (journal)


20 Signaling Delays preclude Defects in Lateral Inhibition Patterning
David S. Glass, Xiaofan Jin, Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse*

Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 128102 (2016). (pdf) (journal)


19 Microfluidic Assembly Kit based on laser-cut Building Blocks for Education and fast Prototyping
Gerber LC, Kim H, Riedel-Kruse IH*
Biomicrofluidics (2015) (pdf) (journal)


18 A Force Balance Can Explain Local and Global Cell Movements during Early Zebrafish Development
Jack Chai, Andrea L. Hamilton, Michael Krieg, Craig D. Buckley, Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse, Alexander R. Dunn
Biophysical Journal (2015) (pdf) (journal)


17 Real-time and turn-based biology online experimentation
Zahid Hossain, Alice M. Chung, Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse*
12th International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation, pp. 86-89. IEEE. (2015). (journal)

tangible paper

16 Trap it! : A Playful Human-Biology Interaction for a
Museum Installation

Seung Ah Lee, Engin Bumbacher, Alice M. Chung, Nate Cira, Byron Walker, Ji Young Park, Barry Starr, Paulo Blikstein, and Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse*
Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2593). 2015 (pdf) (journal) (video)


15 Cloud Experimentation for Biology: Systems Architecture and Utility for Online Education and Research

Zahid Hossain, Alice Chung, Nathan Orloff, Sean Choi, Stephen Koo, Cynthia Truong, Paulo Blikstein, and Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse*

Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (3681). 2015 (pdf) (journal) (video)

Honorable mention best paper award.

See also earlier News Feature in Nature.


14 A Biotic Game Design Course

Nate Cira, Alice Chung, Aleksandra K. Denisin, Stefano Rensi, Gabriel Sanchez, Stephen Quake, Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse*
PLoS Biology 2015 (pdf) (journal) (video)


13 Tangible interactive microbiology for informal science education

Seung Ah Lee, Alice Chung, Nate Cira, Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse*
TEI'15 (2015) 273. (pdf) (journal) (video)

top downloaded paper

shape mode paper

12 Shape Mode Analysis Exposes Movement Patterns in Biology: Flagella and Flatworms as Case Studies

Steffen Werner, Jochen C. Rink, Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse, Benjamin M. Friedrich

PLoS One (2014) 26;9(11):e113083. (pdf) (journal)

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11 Row with the flow
Benjamin M. Friedrich, Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse

eLife (2014);3:e03804. doi: 10.7554/eLife.03804.(pdf) (journal)


10 Active Phase and Amplitude Fluctuations of Flagellar Beating

Rui Ma, Gary S. Klindt, Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse, Frank Julicher, Benjamin M. Friedrich
Phys. Rev. Lett. (2014) 113, 04810. (pdf) (journal)


9 Integrated imaging and bioprinting for scalable, networkable desktop experimentation
Nathan D. Orloff, Cynthia Truong, Nathan Cira, Stephen Koo, Andrea Hamilton, Sean Choi, Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse*
RCS Advances (2014) DOI:10.1039/C4RA05932H (pdf) (journal)


8 Innocent fun or microslavery?: Public Responses to and Ethical Analysis of Biotic Games

Hayden Harvey, Molly Havard, David Magnus, Mildred Cho, Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse
Hasting Center Report (2014); 44(6):38-46. doi: 10.1002/hast.386.

(pdf) (journal)


7 Design, Engineering and Utility of Biotic Games

Riedel-Kruse*, I.H., Chung, A.M., Dura, B., Hamilton, A.L., B.C. Lee 
Lab on a Chip (2011). 11, 14-22 (pdf) (journal) (viewpoint) (video)

most viewed video ever on the Lab on a Chip channel

Signficant secondary press in Science, Nature Biotechnology, WIRED, Scientific American, ...


6 High-precision tracking of sperm swimming fine structure provides strong test of resistive force theory

B. M. Friedrich, I. H. Riedel-Kruse, J. Howard, F. Jülicher* 
Journal of Experimental Biology (2010) 213, 1226. (pdf) (journal)

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5 Three-dimensional extracellular recording of neuronal activity with multifunctional microelectrode arrays

Du J., Riedel-Kruse, I.H., Nawroth, J.C., Laurent, G.J., Roukes, M.L., S.C. Masmanidis*  
J. Neurophysiol. (2009) 101: 1671. (pdf) (journal)

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4 Synchrony dynamics during initiation, failure and rescue of the segmentation clock.

Riedel-Kruse*, I.H., Müller, C., A.C.Oates*
Science (2007) 317: 1911. (pdf) (journal) (Editors' choice)

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3 How molecular motors shape the flagellar beat.

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HFSP Journal (2007) 1: 192. (pdf) (journal)

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2 A self-organized vortex array of hydrodynamically entrained sperm cells.

Riedel*, I.H., Kruse, K., J. Howard*
Science (2005) 309: 300. (pdf) (journal) (Editors' choice)

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1 Ab initio calculation of the transmission coefficients from a superlattice electronic structure.

Riedel, I., Zahn, P., I. Mertig*
Phys. Rev. B (2001) 63: 195403. (pdf) (journal)