Pierre Recho

Laboratoire Inter-disciplinaire de Physique, Universite Grenoble Alpes
140 Rue de la Physique
38402 Saint-Martin-d'Heres

E-mail: pierre.recho'AT'univ-grenoble-alpes.fr


My broad goal is to develop and study mechanical models for cell biophysics to understand how cells control their shape, volume and motility to perform collective tasks. I have been working on cell crawling during my PhD with Lev Truskinovsky. More specifically i studied the response of cells to different types of loading (pushing and pulling), the way cells can initiate motility and how they can self organize to perform optimaly. The aim of my Postdoc with Jean-François Joanny was to model cell volume homeostasis with a special emphasis on the nuclear envelop breakdown. During my stay at Institut Curie, I have also studied the mechanically driven formation of actin rings as well as collective cell migration. At the Mathematical institute of the University of Oxford, with Alain Goriely and Antoine Jérusalem, i have investigated the mechanics of neurites with the aim of understanding how to stimulate their regeneration after a trauma. I have then moved to the Engineering Department of Cambridge University to work on suspended tissue fracture mechanics with Alexandre Kabla and Guillaume Charras. I am now a CNRS junior fellow (Charge de Recherche) at the Laboratoire Inter-disciplinaire de Physique .

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Talks and Posters in conferences