Membranes and Cellular Functions

Former Team Members

Faculty Staff Members

  • Pierre Nassoy
    2003-2012: CNRS Researcher, project leaderSince
    2012: DR CNRS, Group leader, Laboratoire Photonique, Numérique et Nanosciences (LP2N), Bordeaux (France) (USA)
  • Aurélien Roux
    2007-2010: CNRS Researcher, project leader
    Since 2010: Professor, University of Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Séphanie Mangenot, visitor
    2010-2020: Assistant professor Sorbonne University, project leader
    Since 2020: Professor University of Paris, MSC Matter and Complex Systems Lab (France)

Postdocs

  • Julien Pernier (2016 – 2019)
    Current position: Post-Doc, I2BC, Gif (France)
  • Nicola de Franceschi (2016 – 2018)
    Current position: Post-doc, Delft (Netherlands)
  • Ajay Mahalka (2015 – 2018)
  • Senthil Arumugam (2013 – 2015)
    Current position: Group leader, Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (Australia)
  • Marta Bally (2013 – 2015)
    Current position: Group leader, Wallenberg Center for Molecular Medicine, Faculty of medicine – Umeå University (Sweden)
  • Aurore Lévy (2011 – 2016)
  • François Quemeneur (2011 – 2014)
    Current position: CEO & Co-Founder, CytoDiag (France)
  • Thomas Bornschlögl (2009 – 2014)
    Current position: Group leader, Research and Development, L’Oréal (France)
  • Ayako Yamada  (2010 – 2013)
    Current position: CR, CNRS, ENS Paris (France)
  • Gamal Rayan (2011 – 2012)
  • Clément Campillo (2008 – 2012)
    Current position: Assistant professor, Laboratoire d’Analyse et de Modélisation pour la Biologie et l’Environnement, Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne (France)
  • Gilman Toombes (2007 – 2011)
    Current position: Research fellow, National Institutes of Health (USA)
  • Yegor Domanov (2009 – 2011)
    Current position: Head of Skin Biophysics Unit, L’Oréal (France)
  • Mahassine Safouane (2008 – 2010)
    Current position: Project manager, L’Oréal (France)
  • Alessia Quatela (2007 – 2009)
    Current position: Application scientist, HORIBA Scientific (France)
  • Marie Lamblet (2006 – 2007)
    Current position: Group leader, Research and Development, Saint-Gobain Recherche (France)
  • Gerbrand Koster (2005 – 2007)
    Current position: Technology Strategy Manager, Inven2, University of Oslo (Norway)
  • Andrea Fera (2002 – 2006)
    Current position: Senior scientist, National Institutes of Health (USA)
  • Giovanni Cappello (2000 – 2001)
    Current position: DR CNRS, Grenoble (France)

PhD Students

  • Oleg Mikhajlov– PhD (11/03/2021)
    Dynamics of early stages of cell adhesion on fluid substrates, Dir. P. Bassereau et G. Tran van Nhieu (Collège de France)
    Mar. 2021 – : Postdoc, Institut Curie, Paris (France)
  • Alicia Damm– PhD (06/12/2019)
    Interplay between the conformational dynamics of a transmembrane protein and the mechanical properties of its surrounding membrane, Dir. P. Bassereau et M. Dahan
    Dec. 2019 – :  Postdoc, Institut Curie (France)
  • Alexandre Beber– PhD (23/11/2018) 
    In vitro study of membrane remodeling and curvature sensing at the micrometric scale by budding yeast septins, Dir. S. Mangenot et A. Bertin
    Nov. 2018 – : Postdoc, BIOCEV, Pragues (Czech Republic)
  • Thibaut Lagny– PhD (13/07/2018)
    Myosin 1b – Membrane mechanics and cellular dynamics, Dir. P. Bassereau et E. Coudrier (I. Curie)
    Sept. 2018 – : Project Management & Operational Excellence, Sanofi, Barcelona (Spain)
  • Maryam Alqabandi– PhD (01/02/2018)
    Mechanical properties and function of CHMP2B in the ESCRT membrane remodelling and scission pathway, Dir. S. Mangenot et P. Bassereau
    Fev. 2018 – : Assistant Professor, Kuwait University, Faculty of Medicine (Koweit)
  • Kodjo Mawoussi– PhD (18/12/2017)
    Effet de l’encombrement des protéines sur la diffusion des lipides et des protéines membranaires, Dir. P. Bassereau et S. Mangenot
    Jan. 2012 – :High School Mathematics teacher, Paris area (France)
  • Mijo Simunovic – PhD (05/06/2015)
    Regulating curvature and mechanics of membranes in endocytosis by BAR domain proteins, Dir. P. Bassereau, co-tutelle G. Voth (University of Chicago)
    Sept. 2015 – : Simons Society Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Rockefeller University, New York (USA)
  • Coline Prévost – PhD (04/07/2014)
    Bending membranes and sensing curvature by I-BAR domain proteins, Dir. P. Bassereau
    Aug. 2014 – Oct. 2014:  Postdoc, Institut Curie (France)
    Nov. 2014 – : Postdoc, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Harvard University, School of Public Health, Boston (USA)
  • Matthias Garten – PhD (22/09/2014)
    Study of the transmembrane potential with Giant Unilamellar Vesicles, Dir. P. Bassereau
    Oct. 2014 – March 2015: Postdoc, Institut Curie (France)
    June 2015 – : Postdoc, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda (USA)
  • Alice Berthaud – PhD (20/06/2013)
    Avancées méthodologiques structurales sur l’Aquaporine 0 et son analyse fonctionnelle,  Dir. S. Mangenot et J. Pérez
    Sept. 2013 – 2014: Collège des Ingénieurs (MBA), Paris (France)
    2014 – : Air Liquide, Paris (France)
  • Sophie Aimon – PhD (29/09/2011)
    Étude d’un Canal Voltage-Dépendant Reconstitué dans des Vésicules Unilamellaires Géantes,  Dir. P. Bassereau
    Oct. 2011 – Jul. 2012: Postdoc, Institut Curie (France)
    Sept.2012 – : Postdoc, University of California San Diego, San Diego (USA)
  • Darius Vasco Köster – PhD (30/09/2011)
    Role of caveolae in cell membrane tension regulation, Dir.: P. Nassoy,  C. Lamaze (UMR144)
    Jan. 2012 – : Postdoc, National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore (India)
  • Benoit Sorre – PhD (12/03/2010)
    Le rôle de la courbure membranaire lors du trafic intra-cellulaire, Dir.: Patricia Bassereau, Jean-Baptiste Manneville and Bruno GOUD
    2010 – 2013: Postdoc, Rockfeller University, New York (USA)
    2013 – : CR2 CNRS, Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes, Université Paris Diderot, Paris (France)
  • Ludwig Berland – PhD (24/06/2009)
    Étude des déformations membranaires induites par la toxine Shiga, Dir : P. Bassereau
    2009 – 2013: Postdoc, Geneva University, Geneva (Switzerland)
    2016 – : Account Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific (Switzerland)
  • Faris El-Alaoui – PhD (31/01/2008)
    Physique des membranes actives: Mesure des spectres de fluctuations, Dir: P. Bassereau
    2008 – : Ingeneer, Air Liquide (Japan and then Paris since 2013)
  • Pia Streicher – PhD (joint german-french) (28/11/2008)
    Etude de l’étalement cellulaire lié aux intégrines avec un système biomimétique, Dir: J. Spatz (Heidelberg), P. Bassereau
    2008 – 2009: Collège des Ingénieurs (MBA), Paris (France)
    2009 – : Responsible for New Business and Crop Protection, BASF, Mannheim (Germany)
  • Damien Cuvelier – PhD (10/06/2005)
    Adhésion cellulaire et tubes de membrane; Quelques aspects dynamiques, mécaniques et rhéologiques, Dir: P. Nassoy, P. Bassereau
    2005 – 2007: Postdoc, Harvard University, Boston (USA)
    2007 – : Assistant Professor Paris VI, Lab. Physico-Chimie Curie (France)
  • Cécile Leduc – PhD (03/06/2005)
    Système biomimétique d’intermédiaires de transport tubulaires : Etude quantitative, Dir: P. Bassereau
    2005 – 2008: Postdoc MPI-CBG, Dresden (Germany)
    2009 – 2012: CR1 CNRS, Université Bordeaux, Bordeaux (France)
    2012 – : CR1 CNRS, Institut Pasteur, Paris (France)
  • Jacques Pécréaux – PhD (15/03/2004)
    Mesure du spectre de fluctuations de vésicules géantes par analyse de contours ; application aux membranes passives et actives, Dir: P. Bassereau
    2004 – 2011: Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden (Germany)
    2011 – : ATIP then CR1 CNRS at Rennes University (IGDR) (France)
  • Jérôme Solon – PhD (19/03/2004)
    Interactions entre membranes lipidiques chargées : instabilités, déformations et mouvement, Dir: P. Bassereau
    2004 – 2005: Postdoc, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA)
    2006 – 2008: Postdoc, EMBL, Heidelberg (Germany)
    2009 – : Group leader, CRG, Barcelona (Spain)
  • Sébastien Pierrat – PhD (28/04/2004)
    Etude de l’adhésion cellulaire à différentes échelles : de la molécule unique à la cellule, Dir: P. Nassoy, P. Bassereau
    2006 – 2011: Postdoc, Institute for Physical Chemistry, Gutenberg University of Mainz (Germany)
    2011 – 2014: Reseach Fellow, Fraunhofer IMS, Duisburg (Germany)
    2014 – : Lead Scientist Microanalysis at SABIC, Bergen Op Zoom (Netherlands)
  • Aurélien Roux – PhD (01/03/2004)
    Tubes de membranes dans le trafic intracellulaire : aspects physiques et biologiques, Dir.: B. Goud, P. Bassereau
    2004 – 2007: Postdoc, Yale University, New Haven (USA)
    2007 – 2010: CR2 CNRS, Lab. PhysicoChimie Curie, Paris
    2010- : Assistant Professor, Geneva University, Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Philippe Girard – PhD (01/03/2004)
    Membranes hors-équilibres : échanges et transport actif, Dir: P. Bassereau, J. Prost
    2004 – 2007: Postdoc, University of Heidelberg (Germany)
    2007 – 2009: Postdoc, EMBL, Heidelberg (Germany)
    2009 – : Maitre de conférence Université Paris Descartes
  • Jean-Baptiste Manneville – PhD (21/06/1999)
    Fluctuations de membranes actives, Dir: Patricia Bassereau, Jacques Prost
    1999 – 2003: Postdoc Division of Physical Biochemistry, NIMR, London (UK)
    2003 – : CR1 CNRS  (UMR 144, Institut Curie (Paris))
  • Marie-Claude Fauré – PhD (19/12/1997)
    Monocouches de Polyoxyéthylène aux interfaces – Influence sur l’adsorption de protéines, Dir: P. Bassereau, F. Brochard
    1998 – : Assistant professor, University Paris Descartes, Lab. INSP.