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    Maiuri P, Piel M. et al. Cell. 2015 Apr 9;161(2):374-86.
  • ESCRT-III assembly and cytokinetic abscission are induced by tension release in the intercellular bridge
    Lafaurie-Janvore J, Piel M et al. Science. 2013 Mar 29;339(6127):1625-9.
  • Triggering cell adhesion, migration or shape change with a dynamic surface coating
    van Dongen SF, Piel M. et al. Adv Mater. 2013 Mar 25;25(12):1687-91.
  • External forces control mitotic spindle positioning
    Fink J, Piel M. et al. Nat Cell Biol. 2011 Jun 12;13(7):771-8.
  • Protein micropatterns: A direct printing protocol using deep UVs
    Azioune A, Piel M. et al. Methods Cell Biol. 2010;97:133-46.
  • Simple and rapid process for single cell micropatterning
    Azioune A, Piel M. et al. Lab Chip. 2009 Jun 7;9(11):1640-2.


  • Mechanisms for fast cell migration in complex environments
    Vargas P, Piel M. et al., Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2017 Jun 19;48:72-78.
  • Study of dendritic cell migration using micro-fabrication.
    Vargas P, Lennon-Dumenil AM. Et al., J Immunol Methods. 2016 May;432:30-4.
  • ESCRT III repairs nuclear envelope ruptures during cell migration to limit DNA damage and cell death.
    Raab M, Piel M. et al., Science. 2016 Apr 15;352(6283):359-62.
  • Innate control of actin nucleation determines two distinct migration behaviours in dendritic cells.
    Vargas P, M, Lennon-Duménil AM. Et al., Nat Cell Biol. 2016 Jan;18(1):43-53. [Erratum in: Nat Cell Biol. 2016 Feb;18(2):234.]
  • Study of cell migration in microfabricated channels
    Vargas P, Piel M. et al., J Vis Exp. 2014 Feb 21;(84):e51099.
  • Cell migration in confinement: a micro-channel-based assay
    Heuzé ML, Piel M. et al., Methods Mol Biol. 2011;769:415-34.
  • Regulation of dendritic cell migration by CD74, the MHC class II-associated invariant chain.
    Faure-André G, Lennon-Duménil AM. Et al., Science. 2008 Dec 12;322(5908):1705-10.
  • Leukocyte migration and deformation in collagen gels and microfabricated constrictions.
    Vargas P., Saez P., Barbier L., Attia R., Thiam H., Piel M., in Cell Migration: methods and protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology 1749 edited by Alexis Gautreau, Laboratory of Biochemistry, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, 2018, pp. 368-369


  • Confinement and Low Adhesion Induce Fast Amoeboid Migration of Slow Mesenchymal Cells
    Y.-J. Liu, M. Piel, Cell, et al., 2015 160(4), 659-672
  • Actin flows induce a universal coupling between cell speed and cell persistence
    P. Maiuri, R. Voituriez, et al., Cell, 2015 161(2), 374–386
  • Geometric friction directs cell migration
    M. Le Berre, M. Piel, et al., Physical Review Letter 2013 111, 198101
  • Mitotic rounding alters cell geometry to ensure efficient spindle assembly
    O. M. Lancaster, B. Baum, et al., Developmental Cell, 2013 25(3), 270-283
  • Fine Control of Nuclear Confinement Identifies a Threshold Deformation leading to Lamina Rupture and Induction of Specific Genes
    M. Le Berre, J. Aubertin, M. Piel, Integrative Biology, 2012 4 (11), 1406-1414
  • Exploring the Function of Cell Shape and Size during Mitosis
    C. Cadart, H. K. Matthews, et al., Developmental Cell, 2014 29(2), 159-169
  • Methods for Two-Dimensional Cell Confinement
    M. Le Berre, M. Piel, et al., 2014, Micropatterning in Cell Biology Part C, Methods in cell biology, 121, 213-29


  • Tunable supramolecular Hydrogels for selection of lineage-guiding metabolites in Stem cell cultures.
    Alakpa et al., Chem 1, 298–319 August 11, 2016 Published by Elsevier Inc.
  • Improving cartilage phenotype from differentiated pericytes in tuneable peptide hydrogels.
    Enateri V. Alakpa, Matthew J. Dalby et al., Nature. 2017 July;7: 6895.