Full list of publications can be found here.

Recent publications:

  1. Tom P. J. Wyatt, Jonathan Fouchard, Ana Lisica, Nargess Khalilgharibi, Buzz Baum, Pierre Recho, Alexandre J. Kabla & Guillaume T. Charras. Actomyosin controls planarity and folding of epithelia in response to compression. Nature Materials. 2020. link
  2. Nargess Khalilgharibi, Jonathan Fouchard, Nina Asadipour, Ricardo Barrientos, Maria Duda, Alessandra Bonfanti, Amina Yonis, Andrew Harris, Payman Mosaffa, Yasuyuki Fujita, Alexandre Kabla, Yanlan Mao, Buzz Baum, José J Muñoz, Mark Miodownik, Guillaume Charras. Stress relaxation in epithelial monolayers is controlled by the actomyosin cortex. Nature Physics. 2019. link
  3. Daniel Gradeci, Anna Bove, Guillaume Charras, Alan R. Lowe, Shiladitya Banerjee. Single-cell approaches to cell competition: high-throughput imaging, machine learning and simulations. Seminars in Cancer Biology. 2019. link
  4. Danahe Mohammed, Guillaume Charras, Eleonore Vercruysse, Marie Versavael, Josephine Lantoine, Laura Alaimo, Celine Bruyere, Marine Luciano, Karine Glinel, Geoffrey Delhaye, Olivier Theodoly, Sylvain Gabriele. Substrate area confinement is a key determinant of cell velocity in collective migration. Nature Physics. 2019. link
  5. Alessandra Bonfanti, Jonathan Fouchard, Nargess Khalilgharibi, Guillaume Charras,  Alexandre Kabla. A unified rheological model for cells and cellularised materials. Royal Society Open Science. 2020. link
  6. Jonathan Fouchard, Tom Wyatt, Amsha Proag, Ana Lisica, Nargess Khalilgharibi, Pierre Recho, Magali Suzanne, Alexandre Kabla, Guillaume Charras. Curling of epithelial monolayers reveals coupling between active bending and tissue tension. PNAS. 2020. link
  7. Luyan Cao, Amina Yonis, Malti Vaghela, Elias Barriga, Priyamvada Chugh, Matthew B Smith, Julien Maufront, Genevieve Lavoie, Antoine Meant, Emma Ferber, Miia Bovellan, Art Alberts, Aurelie Bertin, Roberto Mayor, Ewa Paluch, Philippe Roux, Antoine Jegou, Guillaume Romet-Lemonne, Guillaume Charras. SPIN90 associates with mDia1 and the Arp2/3 complex to regulate cortical actin organisation. Nature Cell Biology. 2020. link
  8. Manasi Kelkar, Pierre Bohec, Guillaume Charras. Mechanics of the cellular actin cortex: From signalling to shape change. Current Opinion in Cell Biology. 2020. link


  1. Daniel Gradeci, Anna Bove, Alan R. Lowe, Shiladitya Banerjee, Guillaume Charras. Distinct modes of cell competition are governed by entropic and energetic properties of mixed cell populations. Biorxiv. 2019. link
  2. Pierre Recho, Jonathan Fouchard, Tom Wyatt, Alexandre Kabla. A tug-of-war between bending and stretching in living cell sheets. ArXiv. 2020. link
  3. Manasi Kelkar, Pierre Bohec, Guillaume Charras. Mechanics of the cellular actin cortex: from signalling to shape change. ArXiv. 2020. link

Selected publications:

  1. Bove, A., Gradeci, D., Fujita, Y., Banerjee, S., Charras, G., Lowe, A.R. (2017). Local cellular neighbourhood controls proliferation in cell competition. Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Sep 20. link

  2. Khalilgharibi, N., Fouchard, J., Recho, P., Charras, G., & Kabla, A. (2016). The dynamic mechanical properties of cellularised aggregates. Current Opinion in Cell Biology, 42, 113-120. link

  3. Fritzsche, M., Erlenkämper, C., Moeendarbary, E., Charras, G. and Kruse, K. (2016). Actin kinetics shapes cortical network structure and mechanics. Science advances2(4), e1501337. link

  4. Wyatt, T., Baum, B., & Charras, G. (2016). A question of time: tissue adaptation to mechanical forces. Current opinion in cell biology, 38, 68-73. link

  5. Wyatt, T. P., Harris, A. R., Lam, M., Cheng, Q., Bellis, J., Dimitracopoulos, A.,Kabla, A.J., Charras, G.T., & Baum, B. (2015). Emergence of homeostatic epithelial packing and stress dissipation through divisions oriented along the long cell axis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(18), 5726-5731. link

  6. Bovellan, M., Romeo, Y., Biro, M., Boden, A., Chugh, P., Yonis, A., Vaghela, M., Fritzsche, M., Moulding, D., Thorogate, R., Jégou, A.,Thrasher, A.J., Romet-Lemonne, G., Roux, P.P., Paluch, E.K. & Charras, G. (2014). Cellular control of cortical actin nucleation. Current Biology24(14), 1628-1635. link

  7. Biro, M., Romeo, Y., Kroschwald, S., Bovellan, M., Boden, A., Tcherkezian, J., Roux, P.P., Charras, G. and Paluch, E.K. (2013). Cell cortex composition and homeostasis resolved by integrating proteomics and quantitative imaging. Cytoskeleton70(11), 741-754. link

  8. Harris, A.R., Bellis, J., Khalilgharibi, N., Wyatt, T., Baum, B., Kabla, A.J. & Charras, G.T. (2013). Generating suspended cell monolayers for mechanobiological studies. Nature protocols8(12), 2516-2530. link

  9. Fritzsche, M., Lewalle, A., Duke, T., Kruse, K. and Charras, G. (2013). Analysis of turnover dynamics of the submembranous actin cortex. Molecular biology of the cell24(6), 757-767. link

  10. Moeendarbary, E., Valon, L., Fritzsche, M., Harris, A.R., Moulding, D.A., Thrasher, A.J., Stride, E., Mahadevan, L. & Charras, G.T. (2013). The cytoplasm of living cells behaves as a poroelastic material. Nature materials12(3), 253-261. link

  11. Wilson, K., Lewalle, A., Fritzsche, M., Thorogate, R., Duke, T. & Charras, G. (2013). Mechanisms of leading edge protrusion in interstitial migration. Nature communications4. link

  12. Harris, A.R., Peter, L., Bellis, J., Baum, B., Kabla, A.J. & Charras, G.T. (2012). Characterizing the mechanics of cultured cell monolayers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences109(41), 16449-16454. link