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Posted on february 09th, 2020

Cover of Cellular and Molecular Bionengineering !

Our paper on microstripes of aligned collagen fibers has been featured on the front cover of the Feb 2020 issue of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering journal. See the cover and read the article!

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Posted on november 02nd, 2019

Congratulations Dr Alaimo and Dr Bruyère !

Hearty congratulations to Laura Alaimo and Céline Bruyère for successfully defending their PhD on October 18 and October 25 2019, respectively.  

 

Posted on october 10th, 2019

Congrats Céline ! 

Our new paper on myoblast differentiation is out in Scientific Reports. Congratulations to Céline !

 

Posted on october 4th, 2019

Welcome Amandine, Yohalie and Alexandre 

We are very pleased to welcome Amandine Deridoux, Yohalie Kalukula and Alexandre Remson as Master students. Amandine will be co-supervised by Prof Patrick Flammang et Alexandre by Prof Mathieu Surin. Congratulations to them !

 

Posted on july 10th, 2019

Welcome Abir 

We are very pleased to welcome Abir Kazan who will be co-supervised by Prof Lionel Tafforeau during her PhD thesis.

 

Posted on june 28th, 2019

Highlight in Daily Science

Our work recently published in Nature Physics has been highlighted in Daily Science ! Link to Daily Science

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Posted on june 20th, 2019

Highlight in DH.be

Our work recently published in Nature Physics has been highlighted in DH.be ! Link to DH.be

 

Posted on june 20th, 2019

Highlight in UMONS News 

Our work recently published in Nature Physics has been highlighted in UMONS News ! Link to UMONS News

 

Posted on june 16th, 2019

New paper in Nature Physics ! 

We are very pleased to announce our new paper published in Nature Physics. This work presents the role of the spatial confinement on the migration velocity of epithelial tissues. Link to Nature Physics

 

Posted on december  11th, 2018

Welcome Anthony 

We are very pleased to welcome Anthony Procès who has successfully obtained a FRIA PhD grant. Anthony will be co-supervised by Prof Laurence Ris from the Dpt of Neurosciences. Congrats Anthony !

 

Posted on november 14th, 2018

Congratulations Dr Mohammed 

Hearty congratulations to Danahe Mohammed for successfully defending her PhD on October,19 2018.  We are very proud and wish you the best at Harvard !

 

Posted on july  07th, 2018

Poster prize for Eléonore 

Eléonore won the best poster prize at the 2018 Materials Day, congratulations!

 

Posted on march  25th, 2018

Our lab is testing PRIMO from Alvéole 

The Alvéole company offers the testing of PRIMO, a custom micropatterning technique that controls the biochemistry of the cell microenvironment.

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Posted on january  11th, 2018

Visiting grant for Céline 

Céline received a 3 months visiting grant from FNRS for visiting the Dieter Fürst’s lab at Bonn University(DE). She will be back mid April !

 

Posted on january  05th, 2018

Welcome Eléonore 

We are very pleased to welcome Eléonore Vercruysse who has successfully obtained a FRIA PhD grant. Congrats Eléonore !

 

Posted on october  29th, 2017

Congratulations Dr Lantoine 

Hearty congratulations to Joséphine Lantoine for successfully defending her PhD on October,29 2017 ! 

 

Posted on january  11th, 2017

Research visiting grant for Danahe 

Danahe received a 3 months visiting grant for visiting the Beth Pruitt’s lab at Stanford (USA). Congrats !

 

Posted on december 10th, 2016

Welcome to Marine, our new PhD student 

We are pleased to welcome Marine Luciano who has obtained a FRIA PhD grant. Congrats Marine !

 

Posted on november 27th, 2016

Congratulations to Céline 

Céline was selected as first poster prize at the 10th anniversary meeting of the GDR CellTiss. Congratulations to her !

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Posted on november 02nd, 2016

Congratulations to Danahe and Sylvain 

Danahe and Sylvain won respectively an outstanding poster prize and a key note lecture award at the 1st International Conference of Molecular Engineering of Polymers (MEP-A) in Shanghai. Congratulations to them !

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Posted on october 25th, 2016

Congratulations to Danahe 

Danahe won an Outstanding Poster Prize at the Cell Matrix 2016 Conference in Berlin. Congratulations to her !

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Posted on september 24th, 2016

Welcome to Charlotte 

We are pleased to welcome Charlotte Vandendriessche as Master student in the group. Charlotte will work on 3D collagen networks.

 

Posted on september 06th, 2016

Research visiting grant for Joséphine 

Joséphine received a 3 month visiting grant from WBI for visiting the Blaise Yvert’s lab at Grenoble (France). 

 

Posted on june 29th, 2016

Micropatterned neuronal networks in the press 

Our work on neuronal networks of controlled architectures has been highlighted in the FNRS News of june 2016. Congrats Joséphine! 

 

Posted on june 21st, 2016

Congratulations to Joséphine

Joséphine won the best poster prize at the 2016 BPG conference, congratulations!

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Posted on april 1st, 2016

April: our lab mascot 

We are proud to introduce April, our lab mascot ! Welcome April and long life in the lab.

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Posted on february 26th, 2016

Our Spin-Off has been launched 

Our group has launched “MatrXcell” a new Spin-Off of the University of Mons funded by the First Spin-Off program of the Wallonia Region. Marie Versaevel is the leader of the MatrXcell spin-off that will make cell culture more realistic with soft culture substrates.

 

Posted on february 11th, 2016

Our new paper in Médecine/Sciences is out 

Our group has published an invited news in Médecines/Sciences journal about the axonal fragility in traumatic brain injuries.

 

Posted on december 21st, 2015

Welcome to Laura and Céline, our new PhD students 

We are pleased to welcome Laura Alaimo and Céline Bruyère who have obtained a FRIA PhD grant. Congrats Laura and Céline !

 

Posted on october 17th, 2015

Congratulations to Dr Riaz 

Hearty congratulations to Maryam Riaz for successfully defending her PhD on October,16 2015 ! 

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Posted on october 13rd, 2015

Highlight in Neuroscience Communications 

Our group has published a highlight paper in Neuroscience Communications about the mechanical properties of neuron microcompartments.

 

Posted on october 10th, 2015

Welcome to Marine Luciano 

We are pleased to welcome Marine as Master student in the group. Marine is co-supervised by Laetitia Mespouille (SMPC – UMONS).

 

Posted on june 30th, 2015

Neuron mechanics in the press 

Our work about the opposite rheological properties of neuronal microcompartments in collaboration with the Parker’s group at Harvard has been highlighted in the FNRS News of june 2015. 

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Posted on june 28th, 2015

Congratulations to our new Masters 

Please join us in congratulating Céline, Laura and Camille who received their Maters’ degree from UMONS. 

 

Posted on june 17th, 2015

Editorial Board of Scientific Reports

Sylvain is invited to join the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing group). He will work as an Associate Editor, handling manuscripts in the field of biophysics.

 

Posted on june 01st, 2015

Welcome to Benjamin Guiselin !

The group would like to welcome Benjamin Guiselin from ENS Lyon (France) who joins us for a summer internship. Welcome Benjamin!

 

Posted on december 08th, 2014

Congratulations to Danahe Mohammed for receiving a PhD grant !

We are pleased to welcome Danahe as PhD student in the group. Danahe has been recently selected for a 4 year PhD grant from the FRIA-FNRS. Congrats Dana!

 

Posted on september 15th, 2014

Welcome to our new Master students !

Welcome to Camille, Céline and Laura who start their Master thesis in the group.

 

Posted on june 25th, 2014

Congratulations for our new Masters Danahe and Geoffrey !

Congratulations to Danahe and Geoffrey, who recently graduated and received their Maters’ degree from UMONS.

 

Posted on december 10th, 2013

Congratulations to Joséphine Lantoine for receiving her PhD grant !

We are pleased to welcome Joséphine as PhD student in the group who has been recently selected for a 4 year PhD grant from the FRIA-FNRS. Congrats Joséphine!

 

Posted on october 12th, 2013

Congratulations to Thomas Grevesse for receiving his PhD in Sciences !

Congratulations to Thomas Grevesse who received his PhD degree in Sciences from UMONS. Thomas, who has been recently selected for a BAEF fellowship, will join the Kit Parker’s lab at Harvard as a postdoctoral fellow.

 

Posted on september 20th, 2013

Welcome to undergraduates Danahe and Geoffrey !

We are pleased to welcome Danahe and Geoffrey as our newest Master students. Danahe and Geoffrey will work on cell motility and neural networks projects, respectively.

 

Posted on july 29th, 2013

Nuclear confinement in Soft Matter !

We are pleased to announce that we have been invited to publish a Review Article for the Emerging Investigators Themed Issue of Soft Matter entitled “Cell Confinement: putting the squeeze on the nucleus”.

 

Posted on september 20th, 2013

Congratulations to Joséphine for receiving her Master of Sciences !

Congratulations to Joséphine, who recently graduated and received her Maters of Science degree from UMONS. We are also excited that Joséphine applies for a FRIA PhD grant. “Fingers crossed” Joséphine!

 

Posted on may 24th, 2013

BAEF Postdoctoral Fellowship for Thomas !

Congratulations to Thomas who has been selected for a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF) to work next year in the Disease and Biophysics Group (Prof Kit Parker) at Harvard University.

 

Posted on february 05th, 2013

Hydroxy-PAAm hydrogels in Lab on a Chip !

Congratulations to Thomas who led this work on a new hydrogel for the independent tuning of mechanotransduction cues.

 

Posted on october 1st, 2012

Jospéhine starts her Master thesis period in the group !

Welcome to Joséphine who has started her master thesis in the group to work on neural networks.

 

Posted on august 26th, 2012

physcell2012Physics of Cells 2012 Conference !

We co-organize the international EMBO conference “Pierre-Gilles de Gennes days on Physics of cells: from soft to living matter” that will take place in the first week of September in 2012 at the Mediterranean coast of France.  The EMBO conference will be preceded by the Pierre-Gilles de Gennes Advanced School on Cellular Biophysics. (School: 2-4 sept. and Conf: 5-8 sept.).

Posted on june 30, 2012

PCT Patent filed !

Thomas and Sylvain are co-inventors of a PCT Patent that describes a new route to functionalize soft polyacrylamide hydrogels for bioassays.

 

Posted on june 15, 2012

f1000Paper selected by Faculty of 1000 !

Our Nature Communications paper has been selected as a “must read” article by the core service of Faculty of 1000 Biology.

 

Posted on may 21, 2012

AthenaMarie’s paper on nuclear remodeling covered in Athena magazine !

Athena magazine has published a highlight on the nuclear remodeling process based on our recent paper published in Nature Communications.

 

Posted on april 17, 2012

ChimieNouvelle_CoverMaryam published an invited paper in Chimie Nouvelle !

Maryam was invited to publish a paper in Chimie Nouvelle, the journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, to present her Master thesis work that have been awarded by the best oral presentation.

 

 

Posted on april 06, 2012

Sylvain will give an invited course at Cargese 2012 Summer School

Two invited lectures on mechanotransduction will be given by Sylvain at the Summer School «From Nonlinear Physics to Biology and Medicine» organized at Cargese, Corsica.

 

Posted on april 05, 2012

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One of the image of the group has been selected as favourite image of the jury (ranked 11/1500).

 

Posted on february 14, 2012

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Our paper has been selected as featured image of the week by Nature Communications.

 

Posted on january 07, 2012

Our work on Traumatic Brain Injury is covered in the FNRS magazine !

Highlight in the FNRS News magazine on our TBI paper in collaboration with the Parker’s group at Harvard.

 

Posted on october 22, 2011

Welcome to Borna Dabiri !

The group welcomes Borna Dabiri as a visiting fellow! Borna comes from the Disease and Biophysics Group (Prof. Kit Parker) at Harvard University, Cambridge.


Posted on october 14, 2011

gdrMarie was awarded a Best Poster Award at the 2011 CellTiss Meeting Days !

Her research entitled « Spatial organization between cell and nuclear shape within micropatterned endothelial cells » won the Best Poster Award at the 2011 CellTiss Meeting Days organized at the University of Lille I (France).

 

 

Posted on october 15, 2011

Maryam Riaz wins the Master Thesis Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Congrats Maryam !

Maryam gave a talk at the Annual Meeting of the Royal Society of Chemistry in Bruxelles and won the Annual Award for the Best Master Thesis.

 

Posted on october 13, 2011

UMONS-UCL FRFC project is officially started !

The “Nanomotility” FRFC project in collaboration with Karine Glinel at UCL is started.

 

Posted on october 01, 2011

Congrats to Marie Versaevel for receiving her Ph.D. Degree in Science !

Marie received her Ph.D. Degree in Science on September 29, 2011. Marie will be continuing on in the lab working on cell motility as a FNRS Postdoctoral Fellow.

 

Posted on september 21, 2011

Our work on Traumatic Brain Injury featured in Belgian Newspapers !

Health & science news of Le Soir and La Province.

 

Posted on july 26, 2011

“A possible role for integrin signaling in diffuse axonal injury” in the news !

Our recent paper “A Possible Role for Integrin Signaling in Diffuse Axonal Injury” published in PLoS ONE, in collaboration with the Disease Biophysics Group directed by Kit Parker at Harvard, has been highlighted in the news of Science, Nature, Science Daily, Science News, etc.

 

Posted on july 11, 2011

Congrats to Maryam for receiving a 4-year Ph.D. fellowship !

Congratulations to Maryam Riaz for being awarded a FNRS Ph.D. fellowship (Aspirant FNRS).

 

Posted on july 08, 2011

FNRS instrumentation grant for TIRF microscopy !

The group has been granted by the FNRS to acquire a Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence (TIRF).

 

Posted on july 05, 2011

Maryam Riaz wins the Master Thesis Award of the Dept of Chemistry. Congrats, Maryam !

Maryam will be continuing on in the lab to study the behavior of motile keratocyte cells.

 

Posted on june 26, 2011

Congrats to Géraldine Circelli and Maryam Riaz for receiving her Master Degree !