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Karin John

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Research Fellow at the CNRS
contact : karin.john(at)

Research interests

  • homogenization approaches for the thermodynamic consistent description of material properties and growth dynamics of discrete elastic materials
  • modelling of material properties of microtubules
  • transport mechanisms of thin liquid films, biofilm modeling
  • pattern formation in reaction-diffusion systems

Recent publications

A. Aher, D. Rai, L. Schaedel, J. Gaillard, K. John, Q. Liu, M. Altelaar, L. Blanchoin, M. Thery and A. Akhmanova. (2020) CLASP Mediates microtubule repair by restricting lattice damage and regulating tubulin incorporation. Curr. Biol. 30, 2175.

S. Trinschek, F. Stegemerten, K. John and U. Thiele. (2020) Thin-film modeling of resting and moving active droplets. Phys. Rev. E 101, 062802.

L. Schaedel, S. Triclin, D. Chrétien, A. Abrieu, C. Aumeier, J. Gaillard, L. Blanchoin, M. Théry and K. John. (2019) Lattice defects induce microtubule self-renewal. Nat. Phys. 15, 830.

U. Thiele, J.H. Snoeijer, S. Trinschek and K. John (2018) Equilibrium contact angle and adsorption layer properties with surfactants. Langmuir 34, 7210.

S. Trinschek, K. John and U. Thiele (2018) Modelling of surfactant-driven front instabilities in spreading bacterial colonies. Soft Matter 14, 4464.

S. Trinschek, K. John, S. Lecuyer, U. Thiele (2017) Continuous vs. arrested spreading of biofilms at solid-gas interfaces : The role of surface forces. Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 078003.

S. Trinschek, K. John, U. Thiele (2016) From a thin film model for passive suspensions towards the description of osmotic biofilm spreading. AIMS Materials Science 3, 1138.

C. Aumeier, L. Schaedel, J. Gaillard, K. John, L. Blanchoin, M. Théry (2016)
Self-repair promotes microtubule rescue. Nat. Cell Biol. 18, 1054.

K. John, T. Stoeter, C. Misbah (2016) A variational approach to the growth dynamics of pre-stressed actin filament networks. J. Phys. Cond. Mat. 28, 375101.

L. Schaedel, K. John, J. Gaillard, M. V. Nachury, L. Blanchoin and M. Théry (2015) Microtubules self-repair in response to mechanical stresses. Nat. Mater. 14, 1156.

K. John, D. Caillerie and C. Misbah (2014) Spontaneous polarization in an interfacial growth model for actin filament networks with a rigorous mechanochemical coupling. Phys. Rev. E 90, 052706.

K. John, S. Alonso and M. Bär (2014) Traveling waves and global oscillations triggered by attractive molecular interactions in an excitable system. Phys. Rev. E 90, 052913.

K. John, D. Caillerie, P. Peyla, A. Raoult and C. Misbah (2013) Nonlinear elasticity of cross-linked networks. Phys. Rev. E 87, 042721.

K. John and U. Thiele (2010) Self-ratcheting Stokes drops driven by oblique vibrations. Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 107801.


Uwe Thiele - Universität Münster, Germany
Laurent Blanchoin, Manuel Théry - CEA Grenoble, France
Chaouqi Misbah - LIPhy Grenoble
Eric Bertin - LIPhy Grenoble