Optical Tweezers: Methods and Protocols, 2017; 411-435. M. Baclayon, S.-M. Kalisch, E. Hendel, L. Laan, J. Husson, E. L. Munteanu, and M. Dogterom. Optical Tweezers-Based Measurements of Forces and Dynamics at Microtubule Ends.


Biophysical Journal, 20 Dec 2016; 111(12):2711-2721. D. Gonzalez-Rodriguez*, L. Guillou*, F. Cornat, J. Lafaurie-Janvore, A. Babataheri, E. de Langre, A. I. Barakat, and J. Husson. Mechanical criterion for the rupture of a cell membrane under compression.


Biophysical Journal, 1 Nov 2016; 111(9): 2039-2050. Lionel Guillou*, Joanna B. Dahl*, Jung-Ming G. Lin*, Abdul I. Barakat, Julien Husson, Susan J. Muller, Sanjay Kumar. Measuring cell viscoelastic mechanical properties using a microfluidic extensional flow device.


Molecular Biology of the Cell 2016; 27(22): 3574-3582. Guillou L, Babataheri A, Saitakis M, Bohineust A, Dogniaux S, Hivroz C, Barakat AI, and Husson J. T lymphocyte passive deformation is controlled by unfolding of membrane surface reservoirs (journal cover, see below).


Cell 2016;165(1):100-110. Basu R*, Whitlock BM*, Husson J*, Le Floc’h A, Jin W, Dotiwala F, Giannone G, Hivroz C, Lieberman J, Kam LC, and Huse M. (* co-first authors). Cytotoxic T cells use mechanical force to potentiate target cell killing.

Scientific Reports, 9 Feb 2016;6:21529. Guillou L, Babataheri A, Puech P-H, Barakat AI, and Husson J. Dynamic monitoring of cell mechanical properties using profile microindentation.


Phys. Rev. Lett. 2015;115:088102. Gonzalez-Rodriguez D, Sart S, Babataheri A, Tareste D, Barakat AI, Clanet C, Husson J. Elastocapillary Instability in Mitochondrial Fission.

Biophys J. 2015;109(2):209-19. Hogan B, Babataheri A, Hwang Y, Barakat AI, Husson J. Characterizing Cell Adhesion by Using Micropipette Aspiration.

Langmuir 2012 Apr 10;28(14):6106-13. Bourouina N, Husson J, Hivroz C, Henry N. Biomimetic droplets for artificial engagement of living cell surface receptors: the specific case of the T-cell.

Cell 2012 Feb 3;148(3):502-14. Laan L, Pavin N, Husson J, Romet-Lemonne G, van Duijn M, López MP, Vale RD, Jülicher F, Reck-Peterson SL, Dogterom M. Cortical dynein controls microtubule dynamics to generate pulling forces that position microtubule asters.

Soft Matter 2011;7:9130-9139. Bourouina N, Husson J, Waharte F, Pansu RB, Henry N. Formation of specific receptor–ligand bonds between liquid interfaces.

PLoS One 2011 May 10;6(5):e19680. Husson J, Chemin K, Bohineust A, Hivroz C, Henry N. Force generation upon T cell receptor engagement

Biophysical Reviews and Letters 2009;4:33-44. Husson J, Laan L, Dogterom M. Force-generation by microtubule bundles.

The Journal of Chemical Physics 2009;130(5):051103. Husson J, Dogterom M, Pincet F. Force spectroscopy of a single artificial biomolecule bond: the Kramers’ high-barrier limit holds close to the critical force.

Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering 2008 Dec;1(4):263-275. Gourier C, Jegou A, Husson J, Pincet F. A Nanospring Named Erythrocyte. The Biomembrane Force Probe.

PNAS 2008;105(26):8920-5. Laan L*, Husson J*, Munteanu EL, Kerssemakers JW, Dogterom M. Force-generation and dynamic instability of microtubule bundles.

PRE 2008 Feb;77(2 Pt 2):026108. Husson J, Pincet F. Analyzing single-bond experiments: influence of the shape of the energy landscape and universal law between the width, depth, and force spectrum of the bond.

FEBS Lett. 2007; 581(28):5480-4. Perier A, Gourier C, Pichard S, Husson J, Lajeunesse E, Babon A, Menez A, Gillet D. Creation of intercellular bonds by anchoring protein ligands to membranes using the diphtheria toxin T domain.

Biophys J. 2005; 89(6):4374-81. Pincet F, Husson J. The solution to the streptavidin-biotin paradox: the influence of history on the strength of single molecular bonds.