LJP at a glance

LJP research activities consist in Physics at the interface of with Biology and Medicine. We develop new experimental approaches to probe complex biological systems at different scales, and we develop bio-inspired systems to develop new concepts or to improve our understanding of given biological mechanisms. A large part of our research aims at exploring the response of a biological system to external perturbations. Finally, the LJP includes a theoretical component closely interacting with experimenters.

The LJP is committed to support the extension of young researchers' contracts.
Reat the motion of the lab about the funding of extensions due to the covid crisis (in French).

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JUN 2020
A basic physical mechanism enables cell migration in absence of adhesion
Many cell types within the organism bind to their environment via specific adhesion molecules (integrins); ...
JUN 2020
Thesis defense - Loïc Marrec
I am pleased to invite you (virtually) to my thesis defense which will take place on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at...
FEB 2020
Seminar/debate: Environmental impact of the digital world
La prochaine séance du groupe de réflexion "Faire de la recherche dans un monde fini" sera ...
JAN 2020
Séminaire/débat: Crise de l'entropie
La prochaine séance du groupe de réflexion "Faire de la recherche dans un monde fini" sera ...
DEC 2019
Habilitation defense - Volker Bormuth
Volker Bormut has the pleasure to invite you to his HdR defence entitled:‘Mechanosensitivity of ...
NOV 2019
Séminaire/débat: Les ressources énergétiques sont-elles finies?
Dans le cadre du groupe de réflexion "Faire de la recherche dans un monde fini", André ...

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Collective stiffening of soft hair assemblies - Physical Review E Rapid Communication
J.B. Thomazo, , E. Lauga, , B. Le Révérend, , E. Wandersman , A.M. Prevost
  URL Full text PDF Bibtex doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.102.010602
Cell response to substrate rigidity is regulated by active and passive cytoskeletal stress - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
B. Doss , M. Pan , M. Gupta , G. Grenci , R. Mège , C. Lim , M. Sheetz , R. Voituriez , B. Ladoux
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Cellular locomotion using environmental topography - Nature
A. Reversat , F. Gaertner , J. Merrin , J. Stop , S. Tasciyan , J. Aguilera , I. de Vries , R. Hauschild , M. Hons , M. Piel , A. Callan-Jones , R. Voituriez , M. Sixt
  URL Full text PDF Bibtex doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2283-z
A simple device to immobilize protists for electrophysiology and microinjection - Journal of Experimental Biology
A. Kulkarni, , I. Elices, , N. Escoubet , L.L. Pontani , A.M. Prevost , R. Brette
  URL Full text PDF Bibtex doi:10.1242/jeb.219253
Resist or perish: Fate of a microbial population subjected to a periodic presence of antimicrobial - PLOS Computational Biology
L. Marrec , A.F. Bitbol
  URL Full text PDF Bibtex doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007798