Membrane Biophysics



Links to HTML introductions to the topic:

Holes in Liposomes (text of our LVMH "Science for Art" Prize application, 1997)
La Morphologie des vésicules (draft of the La Recherche paper, 1994)

My publications in this domain:

  1. Vesicles of Complex Topology
    Fourcade, B., Michalet, X., Bensimon, D.
    in Nonmedical Applications of Liposomes.  Theory and Basic Sciences. Lasic, D.D., Barenholz, Y., Editors., Vol. I, CRC Press (1996) Abstract
  2. Vesicles of Toroidal Topology: Observed Morphogy and Shape Transformations
    Michalet, X., Bensimon, D.
    Journal de Physique II France 5: 263-287 (1995) Abstract
  3. Observation of Stable Shapes and Conformal Diffusion in Genus 2 Vesicles
    Michalet, X., Bensimon, D.
    Science 269: 666-668 (1995) Abstract
  4. Toroidal vesicles: observed morphology and numerical modelisation
    Michalet, X., Bensimon, D.
    in Interplay of Genetic and Physical Processes in the Develoment of Biological Form.  At the Frontier of Physics and Biology. Beysens, D., Forgacs, G., Gaill, F., Editors. Les Houches  Series,  p 23-37, World Scientific (1995) Abstract
  5. Fluctuating Vesicles of Nonspherical Topology
    Michalet, X., Bensimon, D., Fourcade, B.
    Physical Review Letters 72 (1): 168-171 (1994) Abstract
  6. La physique des liposomes
    Michalet, X., Jülicher, F., Fourcade, B., Seifert, U., Bensimon, D.
    La Recherche 25 (269): 1012-1018 (1994) Abstract