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Professor Pietro Cicuta

Sub Judice

    1. Adrian Leathers, Michal Walczak, Ryan A. Brady, Assala Al Samad, Jurij Kotar, Michael J. Booth, Pietro Cicuta, Lorenzo Di Michele
      Reaction-diffusion patterning of DNA-based artificial cells
      Link bioRxiv

    2. Viola Introini, Gururaj Rao Kidiyoor, Giancarlo Porcella, Marco Foiani, Pietro Cicuta and Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino
      Centripetal nuclear shape fluctuations associate with chromatin condensation towards mitosis
      Link bioRxiv

    3. Jing Han, Tong Xia, Dimitris Spathis, Erika Bondareva, Chloe Brown, Jagmohan Chauhan, Andreas Grammenos, Apinan Hasthanasombat, Andres Floto, Pietro Cicuta, Cecilia Mascolo
      COVID-19 Disease Progression Prediction via Audio Signals: A Longitudinal Study

    4. Golnaz Najafi Gol-Vandani, Simone Di Leo, Jurij Kotar, Pietro Cicuta and Seyyed Nader Rasuli
      Two Microspheres in an External Flow: a Dance of Cause and Effect
      Link arXiv

    5. Sho Takamori, Pietro Cicuta, Shoji Takeuchi and Lorenzo Di Michele
      DNA-Assisted Selective Electrofusion of Escherichia coli and Giant Lipid Vesicles

Primary publications

    1. Viola Introini*, Alejandro Marin-Menendez*, Guilherme Nettesheim*, Yen-Chun Lin, Silvia N. Kariuki, Adrian L Smith, Letitia Jean, John N. Brewin, David C. Rees, Pietro Cicuta, Julian C. Rayner, Bridget S. Penman
      The erythrocyte membrane properties of beta thalassaemia heterozygotes and their consequences for Plasmodium falciparum invasion
      Scientific Reports in press (2022)
      Link bioRxiv

    2. Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino, Guglielmo Pacifico, Valerio Firmano, Edoardo Bella, Pietro Benzoni, Jacopo Grilli, Federico Bassetti, Fabrizio Capuani, Pietro Cicuta and Marco Gherardi
      Remote teaching data-driven physical modeling through a COVID-19 data challenge
      European Journal of Physics in press (2022)
      Link arXiv

    3. Viola Introini, Matt Govendir, Julian C Rayner, Pietro Cicuta and Maria Bernabeu
      Biophysical tools and concepts enable understanding of blood stage malaria
      Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology in press (2022)

    4. Planès, R. and Pinilla, M. and Santoni, K. and Hessel, A. and Passemar, C. and Lay, K. and Paillette, P. and Valadao, A.-L. and Robinson, K. S. and Bastard, P. and Lam, N. L. and Fradique, R. and Rossi, I. and Pericat, D. and Bagayoko, S. and Leon-Icaza, Stephen A. and Rombouts, Y. and Perouzel, E. and Tiraby, M. and COVID Human Genetic Effort and Zhang, Q. and Cicuta, P. and Jouanguy, E. and Neyrolles, O. and Bryant, C. and Floto, R. A. and Goujon, C. and Zhong, F. L. and Martin-Blondel, G. and Silva, S. and Casanova, J.-L. and Cougoule, C. and Reversade, B. and Marcoux, J. and Ravet, E. and Meunier, E.
      Human NLRP1 Is a Sensor of Pathogenic Coronavirus 3CL Proteases in Lung Epithelial Cells
      Molecular Cell in press (2022)
      Link DOI

    5. Samuel McDermott, Filip Ayazi, Joel Collins, Joe Knapper, Julian Stirling, Richard Bowman and Pietro Cicuta
      Multi-model microscopy imaging with the OpenFlexure Delta Stage
      Optics Express in press (2022)
      Link arXiv

    6. Samuel McDermott, Jaehyeon Kim, Aikaterini Anna Leledaki, Duncan Parry, Louis Lee, Alexandre Kabla, Catherine Mkindi, Richard Bowman, and Pietro Cicuta
      autohaem: 3D printed devices for automated preparation of blood smears
      Rev. Sci. Instr. 93, 014104 (2022)
    7. Jing Han, Dimitris Spathis, Erika Bondareva, Chloe Brown, Jagmohan Chauhan, Ting Dang, Andreas Grammenos, Apinan Hasthanasombat, Andres Floto, Pietro Cicuta, Cecilia Mascolo
      Sounds of COVID-19: exploring realistic performance of audio-based digital testing
      Nature Digital Medicine 5, 16 (2022)
      Link arXiv

    8. Roger Rubio-Sanchez, Giacomo Fabrini, Pietro Cicuta and Lorenzo Di Michele
      Amphiphilic DNA Nanostructures for Bottom-Up Synthetic Biology
      Chem Commun 57, 12725 (2021)
    9. Bjorn W Schuller, Anton Batliner, Christian Bergler, Cecilia Mascolo, Jing Han, Iulia Lefter, Heysem Kaya, Shahin Amiriparian, Alice Baird, Lukas Stappen, Sandra Ottl, Maurice Gerczuk, Panagiotis Tzirakis, Chloe Brown, Jagmohan Chauhan, Andreas Grammenos, Apinan Hasthanasombat, Dimitris Spathis, Tong Xia, Pietro Cicuta, Leon JM Rothkrantz, Joeri Zwerts, Jelle Treep and Casper Kaandorp
      The INTERSPEECH 2021 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge: COVID-19 cough, COVID-19 speech, escalation and primates
      Proc. Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2021) (2021)
      Link arXiv

    10. Roger Rubio Sanchez, Derek O'Flaherty, Anna Wang, Francesca Coscia, Gianluca Petris, Lorenzo Di Michele, Pietro Cicuta and Claudia Bonfio
      Thermally Driven Membrane Phase Transitions Enable Content Reshuffling in Primitive Cells
      JACS 143, 16589 (2021)
      Link bioRxiv

    11. Michal Walczak, Ryan A. Brady, Leonardo Mancini, Claudia Contini, Roger Rubio-Sanchez, William T. Kaufhold, Pietro Cicuta and Lorenzo Di Michele
      Responsive core-shell DNA particles trigger lipid-membrane disruption and bacteria entrapment
      Nature Communications 12, 4743 (2021)
    12. Nicolas Bruot, Pietro Cicuta, Hermes Bloomfield-Gadelha, Raymond E. Goldstein, Jurij Kotar, Eric Lauga and Francois Nadal
      Direct Measurement of Unsteady Microscale Stokes Flow Using Optically Driven Microspheres
      Phys. Rev. Fluids 6, 053102 (2021)
    13. Mia Panlilio, Jacopo Grilli, Giorgio Tallarico, Ilaria Iuliani, Bianca Sclavi, Pietro Cicuta and Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino
      Threshold accumulation of a constitutive protein explains E. coli cell division behavior in nutrient upshifts
      Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 118, e2016391118 (2021)
      Link bioRxiv

    14. Evelyn Hamilton and Pietro Cicuta
      Changes in geometrical aspects of a simple model of cilia synchronization control the dynamical state, a possible mechanism for switching of swimming gaits in microswimmers
      PLOS One 16, e0249060 (2021)

    15. Roger Rubio-Sanchez, Simone Eizagirre-Barker, Michal Walczak, Pietro Cicuta and Lorenzo Di Michele
      A modular, dynamic, DNA-based platform for regulating cargo distribution and transport between lipid domains
      Nano Letters 21, 2800-2808 (2021)
      Link bioRxiv

    16. Jing Han, Chloe Brown, Jagmohan Chauhan, Andreas Grammenos, Apinan Hasthanasombat, Dimitris Spathis, Tong Xia, Pietro Cicuta and Cecilia Mascolo
      Exploring Automatic COVID-19 Diagnosis via voice and symptoms from Crowdsourced Data
      ICASSP 8328 (2021)
      Link arXiv

    17. Nicola Pellicciotta, Debasish Das, Jurij Kotar, Marion Faucourt, Nathalie Spassky, Eric Lauga and Pietro Cicuta
      Cilia density and flow velocity affect alignment of motile cilia from brain cells
      J. Exp. Biol 223, jeb229310 (2020)
    18. Roberta Lanfranco, Pritam Kumar Jana, Gilles Bruylants, Pietro Cicuta, Bortolo Matteo Mognetti and Lorenzo Di Michele
      Adaptable DNA interactions regulate surface triggered self assembly
      Nanoscale 12, 18616-18620 (2020)
      Link arXiv

    19. Chloe Brown, Jagmohan Chauhan, Andreas Grammenos, Jing Han, Apinan Hasthanasombat, Dimitris Spathis, Tong Xia, Pietro Cicuta, Cecilia Mascolo
      Exploring Automatic Diagnosis of COVID-19 from Crowdsourced Respiratory Sound Data
      Procs of ACM Int. Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data (KDD 2020). 3474 (2020)
      Link Arxiv

    20. Michal Wlodarski*, Leonardo Mancini*, Bianca Raciti, Bianca Sclavi, Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino and Pietro Cicuta
      Cytosolic crowding drives the dynamics of both genome and cytosol in Escherichia coli challenged with sublethal antibiotic treatments
      iScience 23, 101560 (2020)
    21. Nathan D. Jackson, Jamie L. Everman, Maurizio Chioccioli, Luigi Feriani, Katherine C. Goldfarbmuren, Satria P. Sajuthi, Cydney L. Rios, Roger Powell, Michael Armstrong, Joe Gomez, Cole Michel, Celeste Eng, Sam S. Oh, Jose Rodriguez-Santana, Pietro Cicuta, Nichole Reisdorph, Esteban G. Burchard and Max A. Seibold
      Single cell and population transcriptomics reveal pan-epithelial remodeling in type 2-high asthma
      Cell Reports 32, 107872 (2020)

    22. Pietro Cicuta
      Helpful disorder in the lungs News and Views piece in
      Nature Physics (2020)
    23. Estelle Crozat, Catherine Tardin, Maya Salhi, Philippe Rousseau, Armand Lablaine, Tommaso Bertoni, David Holcman, Bianca Sclavi, Pietro Cicuta, and Francois Cornet
      Post-replicative pairing of sister ter regions in Escherichia coli involves multiple activities of MatP
      Nature Communications 11, 3793 (2020)
      Link bioRxiv

    24. Silvia Kariuki, Alejandro Marin-Menendez, Viola Introini, Benjamin Ravenhill, Yen-Chun Lin, Alex Macharia, Johnstone Makale, Metrine Tendwa, Wilfred Nyamu, Jurij Kotar, Manuela Carrasquilla, J. Alexandra Rowe, Kirk Rockett, Dominic Kwiatkowski, Michael Weekes, Pietro Cicuta, Tom Williams and Julian Rayner
      Red blood cell tension controls Plasmodium falciparum invasion and protects against severe malaria in the Dantu blood group
      Nature 585, 579-583 (2020)
      Link bioRxiv

    25. Nicola Pellicciotta, Evelyn Hamilton, Jurij Kotar, Marion Faucourt, Nathalie Degehyr, Nathalie Spassky and Pietro Cicuta
      Entrainment of mammalian motile cilia in the brain with hydrodynamic forces
      Link bioRxiv
      Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 117, 8315-8325 (2020)

    26. Joel Collins, Joe Knapper, Julian Stirling, Joram Mduda, Catherine Mkindi, Valeriana Mayagaya, Grace Anyelwisye, Paul Nyakyi, Valerian Sanga, Dave Carbery, Leah White, Sara Dale, Zhen Jieh Lim, Jeremy Baumberg, Pietro Cicuta, Samuel McDermott, Boyko Vodenicharski, and Richard Bowman
      Robotic microscopy for everyone: the OpenFlexure Microscope
      Link bioRxiv
      Biomedical Optics Express 11, 2447-2460 (2020)

    27. Eugenia Cammarota, Chiara Soriani, Raphaelle Taub, Jiro Sakai, Sarah Veatch, Clare Bryant and Pietro Cicuta
      Criticality of plasma membrane lipids reflects activation state of macrophage cells
      Link bioRxiv
      J. Roy. Soc.: Interface 17, 20190803 (2020)

    28. Pietro Cicuta
      The use of biophysical approaches to understand ciliary beating
      Biochem. Soc. Trans.48, 221-229 (2020)

    29. Evelyn Hamilton, Nicola Pellicciotta, Luigi Feriani and Pietro Cicuta
      Motile cilia hydrodynamics: Entrainment versus synchronisation when coupling through flow
      Phil. Trans. B 375, 0152 (2019)

    30. Bortolo Mognetti, Pietro Cicuta and Lorenzo Di Michele
      Programmable interactions with biomimetic DNA linkers at fluid membranes and interfaces
      Link arXiv
      Rep. Progr. Phys. 82, 116601 (2019)

    31. Will T. Kaufhold, Ryan A. Brady, Joshua M. Tuffnell, Pietro Cicuta and Lorenzo Di Michele
      Membrane scaffolds enhance the responsiveness and stability of DNA-based sensing circuits
      Bioconjugate chemistry 30, 1850 (2019)

    32. M. Chioccioli*, L. Feriani*, J. Kotar, P.E. Bratcher, P. Cicuta
      Phenotyping ciliary dynamics and coordination in response to CFTR-modulators and Thymosin-alpha1 in Cystic Fibrosis respiratory epithelial cells
      Nature Communications 10, 1763 (2019)

    33. Roberta Lanfranco, Pritam Kumar Jana, Lucia Tunesi, Pietro Cicuta, Bortolo Matteo Mognetti, Lorenzo Di Michele and Gilles Bruylants
      Kinetics of Nanoparticle-Membrane Adhesion Mediated by Multivalent Interactions
      Langmuir 356, 2002-2012 (2019)

    34. M. Chioccioli, L. Feriani, Q. Nguyen, J. Kotar, S. D. Dell, V. Mennella, I. Amirav and P. Cicuta
      Quantitative high speed video profiling discriminates between variants of primary ciliary dyskinesia
      American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 199, 1436-1438 (2019)

    35. Emma L. Talbot, Jurij Kotar, Lorenzo Di Michele, Pietro Cicuta
      Directed tubule growth from giant unilamellar vesicles in a thermal gradient
      Soft Matter 15, 1676 - 1683 (2019)

    36. Viola Introini, Antonio Carciati, Giovanna Tomaiuolo, Pietro Cicuta and Stefano Guido
      Endothelial glycocalyx regulates cytoadherence in Plasmodium falciparum malaria
      J. Roy. Soc.: Interface 20180773, 15 (2018)

    37. Ryan A. Brady, Nicholas J. Brooks, Vito Fodera, Pietro Cicuta and Lorenzo Di Michele
      Amphiphilic-DNA Platform for the Design of Crystalline Frameworks with Programmable Structure and Functionality
      JACS 140, 45, 15384-15392 (2018)

    38. Shi Yu, Julian Sheats, Pietro Cicuta, Bianca Sclavi, Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino and Kevin D. Dorfman
      Subdiffusion of loci and cytoplasmic particles are different in compressed E. coli cells
      Communications Biology 176, 1 (2018)

    39. E. Hamilton and P. Cicuta
      Interpreting the synchronisation of driven colloidal oscillators via the mean pair interaction
      New J. Phys. 093028, 20 (2018)

    40. Armando Maestro, Nicolas Bruot, Jurij Kotar, Nariya Uchida, Ramin Golestanian and Pietro Cicuta
      Control of synchronization in models of hydrodynamically coupled motile cilia
      Communications Physics 1, 28 (2018)

    41. Armando Maestro, Daniel Jones, Carmen Sanchez de Rojas Candela, Eduardo Guzman, Michel H.G. Duits and Pietro Cicuta
      Tuning Interfacial Properties and Processes by Controlling the Rheology and Structure of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Particles at Air/Water Interfaces
      Langmuir 34, 7067-7076 (2018)

    42. Viola Introini, Alex Crick, Teresa Tiffert, Jurij Kotar, Yen-Chun Lin, Pietro Cicuta and Virgilio L. Lew
      Evidence against a Role of Elevated Intracellular Ca2+ during Plasmodium falciparum Preinvasion
      Biophys J. 114, 1695-1706 (2018)

    43. Sarah Louise Latty, Jiro Sakai, Lee Hopkins, Brett Verstak, Teresa Paramo, Nils A Berglund, Eugenia Cammarota, Pietro Cicuta, Nicholas J Gay, Peter J Bond, David Klenerman and Clare E Bryant
      Activation of Toll-like receptors nucleates assembly of the MyDDosome signaling hub
      eLife 7, e31377 (2018)

    44. Evelyn Hamilton, Nicolas Bruot and Pietro Cicuta
      The chimera state in colloidal phase oscillators with hydrodynamic interaction
      Chaos 27, 123108 (2017)

    45. Leyla Y. Bustamante, Gareth T. Powell, Yen-Chun Lin, Michael D. Macklin, Nadia Cross, Alison Kemp, Paula Cawkill, Theo Sanderson, Cecile Crosnier, Nicole Muller-Sienerth, Ogobara K. Doumbo, Boubacar Traore, Peter D. Crompton, Pietro Cicuta, Tuan M. Tran, Gavin J. Wright, and Julian C. Rayner
      Synergistic malaria vaccine combinations identified by systematic antigen screening
      Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114, 12045-12050 (2017)
      press release: Link

    46. Roberto Cerbino and Pietro Cicuta
      Perspective: Differential dynamic microscopy extracts multi-scale activity in complex fluids and biological systems
      J. Chem. Phys. 147, 110901 (2017)

    47. Bruno Borro, Lucia Parolini, Pietro Cicuta, Vito Fodera and Lorenzo Di Michele
      Interaction with Prefibrillar Species and Amyloid-Like Fibrils Changes the Stiffness of Lipid Bilayers
      Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19, 27930 (2017)

    48. Luigi Feriani, Maya Juenet, Cedar J. Fowler, Nicolas Bruot, Maurizio Chioccioli, Steven M. Holland, Clare E. Bryant and Pietro Cicuta
      Assessing the Collective Dynamics of Motile Cilia in Cultures of Human Airway Cells by Multiscale DDM
      Biophys. J. 113, 109-119 (2017)

    49. Ryan A. Brady, Nicholas J. Brooks, Pietro Cicuta and Lorenzo Di Michele
      Crystallization of Amphiphilic DNA C-Stars
      Nano Letters 17, 3276-3281 (2017)

    50. J. Sheats, B. Sclavi, M. Cosentino Lagomarsino, P. Cicuta, K. Dorfman
      Role of Growth Rate on the Orientational Alignment of E. coli in a Slit
      Roy. Soc. open sci. 4, 170463 (2017)

    51. Jiro Sakai, Eugenia Cammarota, John Wright, Pietro Cicuta, Rachel Gottschalk, Ning Li, Iain Fraser and Clare Bryant
      Lipopolysaccharide-induced NF-kB nuclear translocation is primarily dependent on MyD88, but TNFa expression requires TRIF and MyD88
      Scientific Reports 7 1428 (2017)

    52. Emma L. Talbot, Jurij Kotar, Lucia Parolini, Lorenzo Di Michele and Pietro Cicuta
      Thermophoretic Migration of Vesicles Depends on Mean Temperature and Head Group Chemistry
      Nature Communications 8, 15351 (2017)

    53. 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 114 846-851 (2017)

    54. Omar A. Amjad, Bortolo M. Mognetti, Pietro Cicuta and Lorenzo Di Michele
      Membrane Adhesion through Bridging by Multimeric Ligands
      Langmuir 33 1139-1146 (2017)

    55. M. Wlodarski, B. Raciti, J. Kotar, M. Cosentino Lagomarsino, G.M. Fraser and P. Cicuta
      Both genome and cytosol dynamics change in E. coli challenged with sublethal rifampicin
      Physical Biology 14, 015005 (2017)

    56. Himantha Cooray, Pietro Cicuta and Dominic Vella
      Floating and sinking of a pair of spheres at a liquid--fluid interface
      Langmuir 33, 1427-1436 (2017)

    57. 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 13, 3480-3483 (2017)

    58. D.R. Brumley, N. Bruot, J. Kotar, R.E. Goldstein, P. Cicuta, M. Polin
      Long-range interactions, wobbles, and phase defects in chains of model cilia
      Phys. Rev. Fluids 1 081201 (2016)

    59. D.-G. Lee, P. Cicuta and D. Vella
      Self-assembly of repulsive interfacial particles via collective sinking
      Soft Matter 13 212-221 (2016)

    60. 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)

    61. 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)

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

    63. 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 93, 012408 (2016)

    64. Marte van der Linden, Breanndan O. Conchuir, 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. 6, 2881-2887 (2015)

    65. 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 119, 9805-9810 (2015)

    66. 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)

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

    68. 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)

    69. 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)

    70. 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)

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

    72. 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)

    73. 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

    74. 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)

    75. 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)

    76. Si Ming Man, Lee Hopkins, Eileen Nugent, Susan Cox, Ivo Gluck, 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)

    77. 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)

    78. 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)

    79. 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)

    80. 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)

    81. 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)

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

    83. 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

    84. 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)

    85. 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)
    86. This work discussed in CavMag: Link
      and Research Horizons: Link

    87. 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)
    88. 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)
    89. 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)
    90. 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)
    91. Loic 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)
    92. 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)
    93. 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)
    94. 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)
    95. Himantha Cooray, Pietro Cicuta and Dominic Vella
      The capillary interaction between two vertical cylinders
      J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 24, 284104 (2012)
    96. 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)
    97. 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)
    98. 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)
    99. Nicolas Bruot, Loic Damet, Jurij Kotar, Pietro Cicuta and Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino
      Noise and Synchronization of a Single Active Colloid
      Physical Review Letters 107, 094101 (2011)
    100. Aidan T. Brown, Jurij Kotar and Pietro Cicuta
      Active rheology of phospholipid vesicles
      Phys. Rev. E 84, 021930 (2011)
    101. 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)
    102. 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)
    103. 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)
    104. 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)
    105. 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)
    106. 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)
    107. 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
    108. 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)
    109. 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)
    110. 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
    111. 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)
    112. 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)
    113. 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)
    114. Dominic Vella and Pietro Cicuta
      Granular character of particle rafts
      Physical Review Letters 102, 138302 (2009)
    115. 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
    116. 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)
    117. Young-Zoon Yoon, Jurij Kotar, Gilwon Yoon and Pietro Cicuta
      Non-linear mechanical response of the Red Blood Cell
      Physical Biology 5, 036007 (2008)
    118. 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)
    119. P. Cicuta and A. M. Donald
      Microrheology: a review of the method and applications
      Soft Matter 3, 1449-1455 (2007)
    120. 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)
    121. P. Cicuta
      Compression and shear surface rheology in spread layers of beta-casein and beta-lactoglobulin
      J. Coll. Interface Sci. 308, 93-99 (2007)
    122. T.A.M. Ferenczi and P. Cicuta
      Shear and compression viscoelasticity in polymer monolayers
      J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 17, 3445-3453 (2005)
    123. P. Cicuta and E. M. Terentjev
      Viscoelasticity of a protein monolayer from anisotropic surface pressure measurements
      European Physical Journal E. 16, 147-158 (2005)
    124. P. Cicuta and I. Hopkinson
      Scaling of dynamics in 2d semi-dilute polymer solutions
      Europhysics Letters 68, 65-71 (2004)
    125. P. Cicuta, A. R. Tajbakhsh and E. M. Terentjev
      Photonic gaps in cholesteric elastomers under deformation
      Phys. Rev. E 70, 011703 (2004)
    126. 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)
    127. 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)
    128. 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)
    129. Pietro Cicuta and Ian Hopkinson
      Dynamic light scattering from colloidal fractal monolayers
      Phys. Rev. E 65, 041404 (2002)
    130. Pietro Cicuta, A.R. Tajbakhsh and Eugene M. Terentjev
      Evolution of photonic structure on deformation of cholesteric elastomers
      Phys. Rev. E 65, 051704 (2002)
    131. Pietro Cicuta, Ian Hopkinson and Peter G. Petrov
      Photocontrol of Protein Conformation in a Langmuir Monolayer
      J. Chem. Phys. 115, 9991 (2001)
    132. 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)
    133. 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)
    134. Pietro Cicuta, Alberto Vailati and Marzio Giglio
      Equilibrium and nonequilibrium fluctuations at the interface between two fluid phases
      Phys. Rev. E 62, 4920 (2000)


  • Sarah L. Veatch and Pietro Cicuta
    Critical Lipidomics: The Consequences of Lipid Miscibility in Biological Membranes
    chapter 4 in Physics of Biological Membranes; eds. P. Bassereau and P. Sens
    Springer, pp 141-168, 2018
  • Pietro Cicuta
    Digging the trenches of biological physics
    a book review of `Some Critical Questions in Biological Physics: A Guided Tour Around the Bugbears', by Thomas Waigh, Physics Today 71 (12) 2018
  • 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)