Publications and patents

Cellular Spatial Organization


Since 2015:




  1. Minc N., Davi, V., Tanimoto, H., Arkovitz, R., Silva, P. (2016) “Method for the real-time measurement of a wall thickness and uses thereof”, Patent n° WO 2018/033560 A1


  1. Minc N., Sallé J., Xie J. (2020) “Méthode d’évaluation des propriétés mécanobiologiques d’un élément cellulaire”, Patent n° FR2010766




  1. Lenne PF,…,Minc N,…, Tlili S (2021) “Roadmap on multiscale coupling of biochemical and mechanical signals during development” , Physical Biology 18 (4), 041501


  1. Taheraly S, Ershov D, Dmitrieff S and Minc N (2020) “An image analysis method to survey the dynamics of polar protein abundance in the regulation of tip growth” , J Cell Science, 133(22)


  1. Palenzuela H, Lacroix B, Sallé J, Minami K, Shima T, Jegou A, Romet-Lemonne# G and Minc# N (2020) “In Vitro Reconstitution of Dynein Force Exertion in a Bulk Viscous Medium” , Current Biology 30 (22), 4534-4540.


  1. Mukherjee R, Sallé J, Dmitrieff S, Nelson K , Oakey J, Minc# N, Levy# D, (2020) “The perinuclear ER scales nuclear size independently of cell size in early embryos” , Developmental Cell, 54, 395–409


  1. Xie J and Minc N, (2020) “Cytoskeleton Force Exertion in Bulk Cytoplasm” , Front Cell Dev Bio; 8:69


  1. Davi V, Chevalier L, Guo H, Tanimoto H, Barrett K, Couturier E, Boudaoud# A, and Minc# N, (2019) “Systematic mapping of cell wall mechanics in the regulation of cell morphogenesis” , Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 116(28):13833-13838


  1. Dmitrieff S and Minc N, (2019) “Scaling properties of centering forces” , European. Phys. lett. (125), 48001


  1. Ershov D and Minc N, (2019) “Modelling Embryonic Cleavage Patterns” , Methods Mol Biol. (1920) :393-406


  1. Sallé J, Xie J, Ershov D, Lacassin M, Dmitrieff S and Minc N, (2019) “Asymmetric division through a reduction of microtubule centering forces” J Cell Biol. 218(3):771-782 .


  1. Haupt A, Ershov D and Minc N, (2018) “A positive feedback between growth and polarity provides directional persistency and flexibility to the process of tip growth” Current Biology, 28(20):3342-3351.


  1. Lacroix B, Letort G, Pitayu L, Sallé J, Stefanutti M, Maton G, Ladouceur AM, Canman JC, Maddox PS, Maddox AS, Minc N, Nédélec F, Dumont J. (2018) “Microtubule Dynamics Scale with Cell Size to Set Spindle Length and Assembly Timing.” Developmental Cell. 45, 4, 496-511.


  1. Tanimoto H, Sallé J, Dodin L and Minc N (2018) “Physical forces determining the persistency and centring precision of microtubule asters” Nature Physics, 114, 848–854.


  1. Davì V, Tanimoto H, Ershov D, Haupt A, De Belly H, Le Borgne R, Couturier E, Boudaoud# A and Minc# N., (2018) “Mechanosensation Dynamically Coordinates Polar Growth and Cell Wall Assembly to Promote Cell Survival” Developmental Cell, 45, 2, p170–182.


  1. Haupt A and Minc N., (2018) “How cells sense their own shape – mechanisms to probe cell geometry and their implications in cellular organization and function.” J Cell Sci. 131(6). pii: jcs214015.


  1. Bizzotto S, Uzquiano A, Dingli F, Ershov D, Houllier A, Arras G, Richards M, Loew D, Minc N, Croquelois A, Houdusse A, Francis F., (2017) “Eml1 loss impairs apical progenitor spindle length and soma shape in the developing cerebral cortex.” Sci Rep. 7(1):17308.


  1. Tanimoto H and Minc N, (2017) “Quantitative approaches for the study of microtubule aster motion in large eggs.” Methods in Cell Biology 139:69-80.


  1. Dumollard R, Minc N, Salez G, Ben Aicha S, Bekkouche F, Hebras C, Besnardeau L, McDougall A., (2017) “The invariant cleavage pattern displayed by ascidian embryos depends on spindle positioning along the cell’s longest axis in the apical plane and relies on asynchronous cell divisions..” eLife 2017;10.7554/eLife.19290.


  1. Salomon J, Gaston C, Magescas J, Duvauchelle B, Canioni D, Sengmanivong L, Mayeux A, Michaux G, Campeotto F, Lemale J, Viala J, Poirier F, Minc N, Schmitz J, Brousse N, Ladoux B, Goulet O, Delacour D.N, (2017) “Contractile forces at tricellular contacts modulate epithelial organization and monolayer integrity.” Nat Commun. 8:13998.


  1. Haupt A and Minc N, (2017) “Gradients of phosphatidylserine contribute to plasma membrane charge localization and cell polarity in fission yeast” Mol. Biol. Cell. 28(1):210-220


  1. Pierre A, Sallé J, Wühr M, Minc N., (2016) “Generic Theoretical Models to Predict Division Patterns of Cleaving Embryos.” Developmental Cell. 39(6):667-682


  1. Tanimoto H, Kimura# A, Minc# N (2016) “Shape-motion relationships of centering microtubule asters” J Cell Biol 212 (7): 777.


  1. Bosveld F, Markova O, Guirao B, Martin C, Wang Z, Pierre A, Balakireva M, Gaugue I, Ainslie A, Christophorou N, Lubensky DK, Minc N, Bellaïche Y, (2016) “Epithelial tricellular junctions act as interphase cell shape sensors to orient mitosis” Nature 530, 495–498


  1. Bonazzi* D, Haupt* A, Tanimoto H, Delacourt D, Salort D, Minc N, (2015) “Actin-based transport adpapts polarity domain size to local cellular curvature” Curr Biol 25(20):2677-83.


  1. Davì V and Minc N, (2015) “Mechanics and morphogenesis of fission yeast cells” Curr Opinion Microbiology 28:36-45


  1. Zegman Y, Bonazzi D, Minc N, (2015) “Measurement and Manipulation of Cell Size Parameters in Fission Yeast”. Methods Cell Biol; 125:423-36