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olini, Lorenzo Di Michele and Pietro Cicuta
Thermophoretic Migration of Vesicles Depends on Mean Temperature and Head Group Chemistry
Nature Communications, to appear (2017)

  • Emma L. Talbot, Lucia Parolini, Jurij Kotar, Lorenzo Di Michele and Pietro Cicuta
    Thermal driven domain and cargo transport in lipid membranes
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, to appear (2017)

  • Omar A. Amjad, Bortolo M. Mognetti, Pietro Cicuta and Lorenzo Di Michele
    Membrane Adhesion through Bridging by Multimeric Ligands
    Langmuir, to appear (2017)

  • Himantha Cooray, Pietro Cicuta and Dominic Vella
    Floating and sinking of a pair of spheres at a liquid--fluid interface
    Langmuir, to appear (2017)

  • S.A. Rautu, D. Orsi, L. Di Michele, G. Rowlands, P. Cicuta, M.S. Turner
    The Role of Optical Projection in the Analysis of Membrane Fluctuations
    Soft Matter, to appear (2017)

  • D.R. Brumley, N. Bruot, J. Kotar, R.E. Goldstein, P. Cicuta, M. Polin
    Long-range interactions and phase defects in chains of fluid-coupled oscillators
    Phys. Rev. Fluids, to appear (2016)

  • D.-G. Lee, P. Cicuta and D. Vella
    Self-assembly of repulsive interfacial particles via collective sinking
    Soft Matter DOI: 10.1039/C6SM00901H (2016)

  • S.J. Bachmann, J. Kotar, L. Parolini, A. Saric, P. Cicuta, L. Di Michele, B.M. Mognetti
    Melting transition in lipid vesicles functionalised by mobile DNA linkers
    Soft Matter 12, 7804-7817 (2016)

  • V. Proserpio, A. Piccolo, L. Haim-Vilmovsky, G. Kar, T. Lonnberg, V. Svensson, J. Pramanik, K.N. Natarajan, W. Zhai, X. Zhang, G. Donati, M. Kayikci, J. Kotar, A.N. McKenzie, R. Montandon, K.R. James, D. Fernandez-Ruiz, W.R. Heath, A. Haque, O. Billker, S. Woodhouse, P. Cicuta, M. Nicodemi, S.A. Teichmann
    Single-cell analysis of CD4+ T-cell differentiation reveals three major cell states and progressive acceleration of proliferation.
    Genome Biol. 17, 103 (2016)

  • N. Bruot and P. Cicuta
    Realizing the physics of motile cilia synchronization with driven colloids
    Annu. Rev. Condens. Matter Phys. 7, 1-26 (2016)

  • Andrew S. Kennard, Matteo Osella, Avelino Javer, Jacopo Grilli, Philippe Nghe, Sander J. Tans, Pietro Cicuta and Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino
    Individuality and universality in the growth-division laws of single E-coli cells
    Phys. Rev. E DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.93.012408 (2016)

  • Marte van der Linden, Breanndán O. Conchúir, Elisabetta Spigone, Arun Niranjan, Alessio Zaccone and Pietro Cicuta
    Microscopic Origin of the Hofmeister Effect in Gelation Kinetics of Colloidal Silica
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b01300 (2015)

  • Sowmya Purushothaman, Pietro Cicuta, Oscar Ces and Nicholas J. Brooks
    Influence of High Pressure on the Bending Rigidity of Model Membranes
    J. Phys. Chem. B DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b05272 (2015)

  • Shunsuke F. Shimobayashi, Bortolo M. Mognetti, Lucia Parolini, Davide Orsi, Pietro Cicuta, Lorenzo Di Michele
    Direct measurement of DNA-mediated adhesion between lipid bilayers
    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17, 15615-15628 (2015)

  • Elisa Tamborini, C Patrick Royall and Pietro Cicuta
    Correlation between crystalline order and vitrification in colloidal monolayers
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 27, 194124 (2015)

  • Lucia Parolini, Adam D Law, Armando Maestro, D Martin A Buzza and Pietro Cicuta
    Interaction between colloidal particles on an oil–water interface in dilute and dense phases
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 27, 194119 (2015)

  • Lucia Parolini, Bortolo M. Mognetti, Jurij Kotar, Erika Eiser, Pietro Cicuta and Lorenzo Di Michele
    Volume and porosity thermal regulation in lipid mesophases by coupling mobile ligands to soft membranes
    Nature Communications 6, 5948 (2015)

  • Sarra Achouri, John A. Wright, Lewis Evans, Charlotte Macleod, Gillian Fraser, Pietro Cicuta and Clare E. Bryant
    The frequency and duration of Salmonella–macrophage adhesion events determines infection efficiency
    Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 370, 20140033 (2015)

  • Luigi Feriani, Luigi Cristofolini and Pietro Cicuta
    Soft pinning of liquid domains on topographical hemispherical caps
    Chem. Phys. Lipids 185, 78-87 (2015)

  • Si Ming Man, Andrew Ekpenyong, Panagiotis Tourlomousis, Sarra Achouri, Eugenia Cammarota, Katherine Hughes, Alessandro Rizzo, Gilbert Ng, John A. Wright, Pietro Cicuta, Jochen R. Guck and Clare E. Bryant
    Actin polymerization as a key innate immune effector mechanism to control Salmonella infection
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111, 17588-17593 (2014)

  • Alex J. Crick, Michel Theron, Teresa Tiffert, Virgilio L. Lew, Pietro Cicuta, Julian C. Rayner
    Quantitation of Malaria Parasite-Erythrocyte Cell-Cell Interactions Using Optical Tweezers
    Biophysical Journal 107, 846–853 (2014)

    highlighted in BioPhotonics: Link
    discussed in Athene Donald's Guardian blog: Link

  • Matthew A. A. Grant, Bartlomiej Waclaw, Rosalind J. Allen and Pietro Cicuta
    The role of mechanical forces in the planar-to-bulk transition in growing Escherichia coli microcolonies
    J. Roy. Soc.: Interface 11, 20140400 (2014)

  • Avelino Javer, Nathan Kuwada, Zhicheng Long, Vincenzo Benza, Kevin Dorfman, Paul Wiggins, Pietro Cicuta and Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino
    Persistent super-diffusive motion of Escherichia coli chromosomal loci
    Nature Communications 5, 3854 (2014)

  • Si Ming Man, Lee Hopkins, Eileen Nugent, Susan Cox, Ivo Glück, Panagiotis Tourlomousis, John A. Wright, Pietro Cicuta, Tom P Monie and Clare E Bryant
    Inflammasome activation causes dual recruitment of NLRC4 and NLRP3 to the same macro-molecular complex
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111, 7403 (2014)

  • Vivek V. Thacker, Krystyna Bromek, Benoit Meijer, Jurij Kotar, Bianca Sclavi, Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino, Ulrich F. Keyser and Pietro Cicuta
    Bacterial nucleoid structure probed by active drag and resistive pulse sensing
    Integrative Biology 6, 184 (2014)

  • Matthew A.A. Grant, Elena Kazamia, Pietro Cicuta, Alison G. Smith
    Direct exchange of vitamin B12 is demonstrated by modelling the growth dynamics of algal-bacterial cocultures
    ISME J. 8, 1418–1427 (2014)

  • Jurij Kotar, Luke Debono, Nicolas Bruot, Stuart Box, David Phillips, Stephen Simpson, Simon Hanna and Pietro Cicuta
    Optimal hydrodynamic synchronization of colloidal rotors
    Physical Review Letters 111, 228103 (2013)

  • Sebastian Knoche, Dominic Vella, Elodie Aumaitre, Patrick Degen, Heinz Rehage, Pietro Cicuta and Jan Kierfeld
    Elastometry of Deflated Capsules: Elastic Moduli from Shape and Wrinkle Analysis
    Langmuir 29, 12463–12471 (2013)

  • Debjani Paul *, Sarra Achouri *, Young-Zoon Yoon, Jurgen Herre, Clare E. Bryant and Pietro Cicuta
    Phagocytosis dynamics depends on target shape
    Biophysical Journal 105, 1143–1150 (2013)

  • Nicolas Bruot and Pietro Cicuta
    Emergence of polar order and cooperativity in hydrodynamically coupled model cilia
    J. R. Soc.: Interface 10, 20130571 (2013)

  • Avelino Javer*, Zhicheng Long*, Eileen Nugent, Marco Grisi, Kamin Siriwatwetchakul, Kevin D. Dorfman, Pietro Cicuta, and Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino
    Short-time loci displacement unveils E. coli chromosome organization
    Nature Communications 4, 3003 (2013)
    doi: 10.1038/ncomms3003

  • Elodie Aumaitre, Sebastian Knoche, Pietro Cicuta, Dominic Vella
    Wrinkling in the deflation of elastic bubbles
    European Physical Journal E 36, 22 (2013)
    doi: 10.1140/epje/i2013-13022-3 (2013)

  • Alex Crick, Teresa Tiffert, Sheel Shah, Jurij Kotar, Virgilio L. Lew and Pietro Cicuta
    An automated live imaging platform for studying merozoite egress-invasion in malaria cultures
    Biophysical Journal 104, 997-1005 (2013)
  • This work discussed in CavMag: Link
    and Research Horizons: Link

  • Zhicheng Long, Eileen Nugent, Avelino Javer, Pietro Cicuta, Bianca Sclavi, Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino and Kevin D. Dorfman
    Microfluidic chemostat for measuring single cell dynamics in bacteria
    Lab on a Chip 13, 947-954 (2013)
  • Simon Wongsuwarn, Yan Ji, Pietro Cicuta and Eugene M. Terentjev
    Fast and reversible microscale formation of columns in carbon nanotube suspensions
    Soft Matter 9, 235-240 (2013)
  • Nicolas Bruot, Jurij Kotar, Filippo de Lillo, Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino and Pietro Cicuta
    Driving potential and noise level determine the synchronization state of hydrodynamically coupled oscillators
    Physical Review Letters 109, 164103 (2012)
  • Romain Lhermerout, Nicolas Bruot, Giovanni M. Cicuta, Jurij Kotar and Pietro Cicuta
    Collective synchronization states in arrays of driven colloidal oscillators
    New Journal of Physics 14, 105023 (2012)
  • Loïc Damet, Giovanni M. Cicuta, Jurij Kotar, Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino and Pietro Cicuta
    Hydrodynamically synchronized states in active colloidal arrays
    Soft Matter 8, 8672-8678 (2012)
  • Vincenzo G. Benza, Bruno Bassetti, Kevin D. Dorfman, Vittore F. Scolari, Krystyna Bromek, Pietro Cicuta and Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino
    Physical descriptions of the bacterial nucleoid at large scales, and their biological implications
    Rep. Prog. Phys. 75, 076602 (2012)
  • Julia R. Gog, Alicia Murcia, Natan Osterman, Olivier Restif, Trevelyan J. McKinley, Mark Sheppard, Sarra Achouri, Bin Wei, Pietro Mastroeni, James L. N. Wood, Duncan J. Maskell, Pietro Cicuta and Clare E. Bryant
    Dynamics of Salmonella infection of macrophages at the single cell level
    J. R. Soc.: Interface 9, 2696-707 (2012)
  • Simon Wongsuwarn, Daniele Vigolo, Roberto Cerbino, Andrew M. Howe, Alberto Vailati, Roberto Piazza and Pietro Cicuta
    Giant thermophoresis of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) microgel particles
    Soft Matter 8, 5857-5863 (2012)
  • Himantha Cooray, Pietro Cicuta and Dominic Vella
    The capillary interaction between two vertical cylinders
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 24, 284104 (2012)
  • Davide Orsi, Giacomo Baldi, Pietro Cicuta and Luigi Cristofolini
    On the relation between hierarchical morphology and mechanical properties of a colloidal 2D gel system
    Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 413, 71–77 (2012)
  • Elodie Aumaitre, Simon Wongsuwarn, Damiano Rossetti, Nicholas D. Hedges, Andrew R. Cox, Dominic Vella and Pietro Cicuta
    A viscoelastic regime in dilute hydrophobin monolayers
    Soft Matter 8, 1175 (2012)
  • Giovanni M. Cicuta, Enrico Onofri, Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino and Pietro Cicuta
    Patterns of synchronization in the hydrodynamic coupling of active colloids
    Phys. Rev. E 85, 016203 (2012)
  • Nicolas Bruot, Loïc Damet, Jurij Kotar, Pietro Cicuta and Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino
    Noise and Synchronization of a Single Active Colloid
    Physical Review Letters 107, 094101 (2011)
  • Aidan T. Brown, Jurij Kotar and Pietro Cicuta
    Active rheology of phospholipid vesicles
    Phys. Rev. E 84, 021930 (2011)
  • Wolfgang-Andreas Bauer, Jurij Kotar, Pietro Cicuta, Robert Woodward, Jonathan Weaver and Wilhelm T. S. Huck
    Microfluidic production of monodisperse functional o/w droplets and study of their reversible pH dependent aggregation behavior
    Soft Matter 7, 4214 (2011)
  • Elodie Aumaitre, Dominic Vella and Pietro Cicuta
    On the measurement of the surface pressure in Langmuir films with finite shear elasticity
    Soft Matter 7, 2530 (2011)
  • Young Zoon Yoon, Jurij Kotar, Aidan T. Brown and Pietro Cicuta
    Red blood cell dynamics: from spontaneous fluctuations to non-linear response
    Soft Matter 7, 2042 (2011)
  • Jakob M. A. Mauritz, Alessandro Esposito, Teresa Tiffert, Jeremy N. Skepper, Alice Warley, Young-Zoon Yoon, Pietro Cicuta, Virgilio L. Lew, Jochen R. Guck and Clemens F. Kaminski
    Biophotonic techniques for the study of malaria-infected red blood cells
    Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 48, 1055-1063 (2010)
  • Natan Osterman, Jurij Kotar, Eugene M. Terentjev and Pietro Cicuta
    Relaxation kinetics of stretched disclination lines in a nematic liquid crystal
    Phys. Rev. E 81, 061701 (2010)
  • Giovanni M. Cicuta, Jurij Kotar, Aidan T. Brown, Ji-Ho Noh and Pietro Cicuta
    Hydrodynamic coupling in polygonal arrays of colloids: Experimental and analytical results
    Phys. Rev. E 81, 051403 (2010)
  • Jurij Kotar, Marco Leoni, Bruno Bassetti, Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino and Pietro Cicuta
    Hydrodynamic synchronization of colloidal oscillators
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 7669-7673 (2010)
    see also Supplementary Material: Link
  • Anuphon Laohavisit, Aidan T. Brown, Pietro Cicuta and Julia M. Davies
    Annexins: Components of the Calcium and Reactive Oxygen Signaling Network
    Plant Physiology 152, 1824–1829 (2010)
  • Young-Zoon Yoon and Pietro Cicuta
    Optical trapping of colloidal particles and cells by focused evanescent fields using conical lenses
    Optics Express 18, 7076 (2010)
  • Young-Zoon Yoon, John P Hale, Peter G Petrov and Pietro Cicuta
    Mechanical properties of ternary lipid membranes near a liquid–liquid phase separation boundary
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 22, 062101 (2010)
    see also Supplementary Material: Link
    highlighted in IoP labtalk: Link
  • M. Leoni, B. Bassetti, J. Kotar, P. Cicuta and M. Cosentino Lagomarsino
    Minimal two-sphere model of the generation of fluid flow at low Reynolds numbers
    Phys. Rev. E 81, 036304 (2010)
  • Young-Zoon Yoon, Ha Hong, Aidan Brown, Dong Chung Kim, Dae Joon Kang, Virgilio L. Lew, and Pietro Cicuta
    Flickering Analysis of Erythrocyte Mechanical Properties: Dependence on Oxygenation Level, Cell Shape, and Hydration Level
    Biophysical Journal 97, 1606–1615 (2009)
  • Elisabetta Spigone, Gil-Young Cho, Gerald G. Fuller, and Pietro Cicuta
    Surface Rheology of a Polymer Monolayer: Effects of Polymer Chain Length and Compression Rate
    Langmuir 25, 7457–7464 (2009)
  • Dominic Vella and Pietro Cicuta
    Granular character of particle rafts
    Physical Review Letters 102, 138302 (2009)
  • Marco Leoni, Jurij Kotar, Bruno Bassetti, Pietro Cicuta and Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino
    A basic swimmer at low Reynolds number
    Soft Matter 5, 472 - 476 (2009), DOI: 10.1039/b812393d
  • Sarah Veatch, Pietro Cicuta, Prabuddha Sengupta, Aurelia Honerkamp-Smith, David Holowka and Barbara Baird
    Critical Fluctuations in Plasma Membrane Vesicles
    ACS Chemical Biology 3, 287 (2008)
  • Young-Zoon Yoon, Jurij Kotar, Gilwon Yoon and Pietro Cicuta
    Non-linear mechanical response of the Red Blood Cell
    Physical Biology 5, 036007 (2008)
  • Aurelia R. Honerkamp-Smith, Pietro Cicuta, Marcus D. Collins, Sarah L. Veatch, Marcel den Nijs, M. Schick and Sarah L. Keller
    Line tensions, correlation lengths, and critical exponents in lipid membranes near critical points
    Biophysical Journal 95, 236–246 (2008)
  • P. Cicuta and A. M. Donald
    Microrheology: a review of the method and applications
    Soft Matter 3, 1449–1455 (2007)
  • P. Cicuta, S.L. Keller and S.L. Veatch
    Diffusion of Liquid Domains in Lipid Bilayer Membranes
    J. Phys. Chem. B 111, 3328-3331 (2007)
  • P. Cicuta
    Compression and shear surface rheology in spread layers of beta-casein and beta-lactoglobulin
    J. Coll. Interface Sci. 308, 93-99 (2007)
  • T.A.M. Ferenczi and P. Cicuta
    Shear and compression viscoelasticity in polymer monolayers
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 17, 3445-3453 (2005)
  • P. Cicuta and E. M. Terentjev
    Viscoelasticity of a protein monolayer from anisotropic surface pressure measurements
    European Physical Journal E. 16, 147-158 (2005)
  • P. Cicuta and I. Hopkinson
    Scaling of dynamics in 2d semi-dilute polymer solutions
    Europhysics Letters 68, 65-71 (2004)
  • P. Cicuta, A. R. Tajbakhsh and E. M. Terentjev
    Photonic gaps in cholesteric elastomers under deformation
    Phys. Rev. E 70, 011703 (2004)
  • P. Cicuta and I. Hopkinson
    Recent developments of surface light scattering as a tool for optical-rheology of polymer monolayers
    Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 233, 97–107 (2004)
  • P. Cicuta, E.J.Stancik and G.G.Fuller
    Shearing or Compressing a Soft Glass in 2D: Time-concentration superposition
    Physical Review Letters 90, 236101 (2003)
  • L. Cristofolini, P. Cicuta and M.P. Fontana
    Looking for the glass transition in a single molecular layer on the water surface
    J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 15, S1031 (2003)
  • Pietro Cicuta and Ian Hopkinson
    Dynamic light scattering from colloidal fractal monolayers
    Phys. Rev. E 65, 041404 (2002)
  • Pietro Cicuta, A.R. Tajbakhsh and Eugene M. Terentjev
    Evolution of photonic structure on deformation of cholesteric elastomers
    Phys. Rev. E 65, 051704 (2002)
  • Pietro Cicuta, Ian Hopkinson and Peter G. Petrov
    Photocontrol of Protein Conformation in a Langmuir Monolayer
    J. Chem. Phys. 115, 9991 (2001)
  • Pietro Cicuta and Ian Hopkinson
    Studies of a weak polyampholyte at the air-buffer interface: The effect of varying pH and ionic strength
    J. Chem. Phys. 114, 8659 (2001)
  • Pietro Cicuta, Alberto Vailati and Marzio Giglio
    Capillary to bulk crossover of nonequilibrium fluctuations in the free diffusion of a near--critical binary liquid mixture
    Applied Optics 40, 4140 (2001)
  • Pietro Cicuta, Alberto Vailati and Marzio Giglio
    Equilibrium and nonequilibrium fluctuations at the interface between two fluid phases
    Phys. Rev. E 62, 4920 (2000)

  • Other

    • Avelino Javer, Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino and Pietro Cicuta
      Bacterial Chromosome Dynamics by Locus Tracking in Fluorescence Microscopy
      chapter 13 in Chromosome Architecture - Methods in Molecular Biology 1431; ed. Mark C. Leake.
      Springer, pp 161-174, 2016
    • Aidan T. Brown and Pietro Cicuta
      Interfaces and Membranes
      chapter 13 in The Oxford Handbook of Soft Condensed Matter; ed. Eugene M. Terentjev and David A. Weitz.
      Oxford University Press, pp 535-588, 2015
    • Alex J. Crick, Eugenia Cammarota, Katie Moulang, Jurij Kotar and Pietro Cicuta
      Advances in single cell experimental design made possible by automated imaging platforms with feedback through segmentation
      chapter 26 in Methods in Cell Biology - Biophysical Methods in Cell Biology 125, 471-88 (2015), ed. Ewa Paluch.
    • P.Cicuta
      Critical Fluctuations in Lipid Mixtures
      entry in the Encyclopedia of Biophysics, Springer, pp 387-390, 2013
    • P.Cicuta
      Tackling Malaria
      CavMag (Cavendish Laboratory Newsletter), July 2012
    • P.Cicuta
      various lectures at undergraduate level within the
      Institute of Physics' (IoP) project on Biological Physics, (2011)
    • P.Cicuta
      Measuring cells with light
      Physics Review (a Physics journal aimed at high school students), April 2010
    • P.Cicuta
      Rheology of bi-dimensional systems. Part I: Examples of interfacial films and rheometers
      Panta Rei (bulletin of the Italian Society of Rheology), vol. 4 (2005)
    • P.Cicuta
      Rheology of bi-dimensional systems. Part II: Rheology of protein and polymer layers.
      Panta Rei (bulletin of the Italian Society of Rheology), vol. 5 (2006)
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