MoRitS is a cooperation of

University of Bielefeld

University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld

government-funded by

Ministry of innovation, sciences and research of the State of Nordrhein-Westfalen


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MoRitS – Interdisciplinary Research Projects

At least one partner each from the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and from the Bielefeld University supervise interdisciplinary projects jointly. The main focus of the cooperation lies on energy- and resource efficiency in the field of nano- and biotechnological systems.  


schematic Overview on the 5 MoRitS-Projects jointly conducted by Bielefled University and  Bielefeld: 1. Nanomagnetism, 2. Multi-sensor Navigation, 3. SIM-image processing 4. Process modelling, 5. Bio-Hydrogen


Project 1:

Magnetoresistive Sensors Based on Nanoparticles in Novel Silica Gels

Nanomagnetic particles with/without external field This project focuses on the development of magnetoresistive sensors based on magnetic nanoparticles, with the aid of computer simulations. Cobalt-coated nanoparticles are dispersed in novel silica gels and structured through external magnetic fields, with the goal of achieving specific magnetoresistance characteristics.
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simulation of magnetic structuring


Project 2:

Bio-inspired Electroreceptor Systems for Navigation in Fluids

Electric Fish Combining fundamental biological research and applied biomechatronics research, novel concepts and technologies are investigated for efficient exploration of aquatic environments based on arrays of electrosensors.
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Simulation of electric fields


Project 3:

Real-time Image Processing of Super-Resolution Optical Microscopy Data of Living Cells

Super-resolved microscopy image In this project, super-resolution images are reconstructed in real-time from various single 3D-SIM images. This allows for observing interaction of novel materials, such as nanoparticles and living cells, in four dimensions (space and time) in unprecedented detail.
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Hardware: camera and GPU


Project 4:

Modelling and Optimizing Biological Processes

Biological network This project aims at uniting the processing, integration and analysis of biological data, the mathematical modelling and analysis, and the simulation and optimization of the underlying biological processes, in a single tool. Thus, it can cover the complete modelling process from a biological phenomenon to a verified model, which can be used, e.g., for controlling and steering a system.
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Software screenshots


Project 5:

Immobilization of Algae in Novel Silica Gels for Biological Hydrogen Production

Microalgae To reach the goal of continuous and efficient production of hydrogen by immobilized micro algae, suitable strains of algae need to be identified and optimized through genetic engineering. Novel materials and techniques are developed for immobilizing the algae in stable, non-inhibitory, transparent silica gels.
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Silica gels for immobilization