Research Groups



Elisa Maria Rieckhoff, Keisuke Ishihara, Jan Brugués
How to tune spindle size relative to cell size?
Curr Opin Cell Biol, 60 139-144 (2019)


Frederic Berndt, Gopi Shah, Rory M Power, Jan Brugués, Jan Huisken
Dynamic and non-contact 3D sample rotation for microscopy.
Nat Commun, 9(1) Art. No. 5025 (2018)
David Oriola, Daniel Needleman, Jan Brugués
The Physics of the Metaphase Spindle.
Ann Rev Biophys, 47 655-673 (2018)
Franziska Decker, David Oriola, Benjamin Dalton, Jan Brugues
Autocatalytic microtubule nucleation determines the size and mass of Xenopus laevis egg extract spindles.
Elife, 7 Art. No. e31149 (2018)


Stefanie Redemann, Johannes Baumgart, Norbert Lindow, Michael Shelley, Ehssan Nazockdast, Andrea Kratz, Steffen Prohaska, Jan Brugués, Sebastian Fürthauer, Thomas Müller-Reichert
C. elegans chromosomes connect to centrosomes by anchoring into the spindle network.
Nat Commun, 8 Art. No. 15288 (2017)
Jan Brugués
Cytoskeleton Dynamics: Mind the Gap!
Curr Biol, 27(7) 279-281 (2017)


Ricard Alert, Jaume Casademunt, Jan Brugués, Pierre Sens
Model for probing membrane-cortex adhesion by micropipette aspiration and fluctuation spectroscopy.
Biophys J, 108(8) 1878-1886 (2015)
Franziska Decker, Jan Brugués
Dissecting microtubule structures by laser ablation.
Methods Cell Biol, 125 61-75 (2015)


Jan Brugues, Daniel Needleman
Physical basis of spindle self-organization.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U.S.A., 111(52) 18496-18500 (2014)
Che-Hang Yu, Noah Langowitz, Hai-Yin Wu, Reza Farhadifar, Jan Brugues, Tae Yeon Yoo, Daniel Needleman
Measuring microtubule polarity in spindles with second-harmonic generation.
Biophys J, 106(8) 1578-1587 (2014)
Dan Needleman, Jan Brugues
Determining physical principles of subcellular organization.
Dev Cell, 29(2) 135-138 (2014)


Jan Brugués, Valeria Nuzzo, Eric Mazur, Daniel Needleman
Nucleation and transport organize microtubules in metaphase spindles.
Cell, 149(3) 554-564 (2012)


Javier G Orlandi, Carles Blanch-Mercader, Jan Brugués, Jaume Casademunt
Cooperativity of self-organized Brownian motors pulling on soft cargoes.
Phys Rev E, 82(6 Pt 1) 61903-61903 (2010)
Benoît Maugis, Jan Brugués, Pierre Nassoy, Nancy Guillen, Pierre Sens, François Amblard
Dynamic instability of the intracellular pressure drives bleb-based motility.
J Cell Sci, 123(Pt 22) 3884-3892 (2010)
Leann L Norman, Jan Brugués, Kheya Sengupta, Pierre Sens, Helim Aranda-Espinoza
Cell blebbing and membrane area homeostasis in spreading and retracting cells.
Biophys J, 99(6) 1726-1733 (2010)
Jan Brugués, Benoît Maugis, Jaume Casademunt, Pierre Nassoy, François Amblard, Pierre Sens
Dynamical organization of the cytoskeletal cortex probed by micropipette aspiration.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U.S.A., 107(35) 15415-15420 (2010)
Jan Brugués, Daniel Needleman
Nonequilibrium fluctuations in metaphase spindles: polarized light microscopy, image registration, and correlation functions
Proc SPIE, 7618 Art. No. 76180L (2010)


Jan Brugués, Jaume Casademunt
Self-organization and cooperativity of weakly coupled molecular motors under unequal loading.
Phys Rev Lett, 102(11) 118104-118104 (2009)


Jan Brugués, Jordi Ignés-Mullol, Jaume Casademunt, Francesc Sagués
Probing elastic anisotropy from defect dynamics in Langmuir monolayers.
Phys Rev Lett, 100(3) 37801-37801 (2008)


Jan Brugués, Joaquim Gomis, Kiyoshi Kamimura
Newton-Hooke algebras, nonrelativistic branes, and generalized pp-wave metrics
Physical Review D, 73(8) Art. No. 085011 (2006)


Jan Brugués, Joan Rojo, Jorge G. Russo
Nonperturbative states in type II superstring theory from classical spinning membranes
Nucl Phys B, 710(1-2) 117-138 (2005)


Jan Brugués, Thomas Curtright, Joaquim Gomis, Luca Mezincescu
Non-relativistic strings and branes as non-linear realizations of Galilei groups
Phys Lett B, 594(1-2) 227-233 (2004)


Jan Brugués, Joaquim Gomis, T. Mateos, T. Ramirez
Commutative and noncommutative= 2 SYM in (2+ 1) from wrapped D6-branes
Classical And Quantum Gravity, 20 null-null (2003)


Jan Brugués, Joaquim Gomis, T. Mateos, T. Ramirez
Supergravity Duals of Noncommutative Wrapped D6 Branes and Supersymmetry without Supersymmetry
J High Energy Phys, 2002 null-null (2002)