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Paolo Pierobon's CV


Working address: Institut Curie - Research Institute, 26 Rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris


Laboratory: INSERM U932 Immunity and CancerUnit, Director Sebastian Amigorena


Lennon-Dumenil's TeamSpatio-temporal regulation of Antigen processing




2015: Habilitation à diriger les recherches (HDR), Université Paris Descartes, Paris


2006: Doctor Rerum Naturalium (PhD in physics), Ludwig-Maximilians Universitaet, Munich (Germany)


2002: Laurea in fisica (Master in physics), University of Padua (Italy)


1997: Diploma di maturità scientifica (high school), Liceo Primo Levi, Montebelluna (Italy)


Professional experiences




2013-to date: CNRS, associate researcher 1st class (CR1), Institut Curie U932


2009-2013: CNRS, associate researcher 2nd class (CR2), Institut Curie U932


2006-2009: Postdoc, Institut Curie, Paris, France, UMR168 CNRS/Institut Curie. Supervisor: Dr. G.Cappello


2002-2006: PhD, Ludwig-Maximilians Universitaet, Munich (Germany), Supervisor: Prof. E.Frey


2001-2002: Master, Imperial College (London) and University of Padua (Italy). Supervisor: Dr.T.Liverpool




2013-to date: Molecular motors and thermodynamics of living systems, M2, Université Paris-Sud 11 (3h)


2019-to daté: Physics of the cell, M1 Approches Interdisciplinaires du Vivant, Université Paris 5/7 (6h)


2014-to date: Dynamics of living systems, M1 Approches Interdisciplinaires du Vivant, Université Paris 5/7. (40h)


2013: Physics and biology, Ecole Doctorale Frontières du Vivant, Université Paris 5 et 7. (20h)


2005: exercises of Statistical Mechanics, Ludwig-Maximilians Universitaet, Munich, Germany (36h)


Professional activities


Author of 16 peer reviewed papers (+5 reviews, +1 highlight), 2 book chapters


Participation to 34 conferences (17 posters, 18 oral presentations, 6 invited), 19 invited seminars in research groups


Supervision of 12 master students, 3 phd student (2 in progress), collaboration to 6 PhD thesis


Recipient of a starting grant ANR JCJC 2010


Referee for the French Research Agency (ANR), Phys.Rev.E, Biophys.J., J.Stat.Phys., J.Cell Biol. and Lab on Chip


External examiner or referee in4PhD juries


Participation to the evaluation panel of the European PhD program in Institut Curie (2016-2020)


Journal articles14 documents

  • Hélène Moreau, Ana-Maria Lennon-Duménil, Paolo Pierobon. “If you please… draw me a cell”. Insights from immune cells. Journal of Cell Science, Company of Biologists, 2020, 133 (5), pp.jcs244806. ⟨10.1242/jcs.244806⟩. ⟨hal-02996901⟩
  • Sara Merino-Cortés, Sofia Gardeta, Sara Roman-Garcia, Ana Martínez-Riaño, Judith Pineau, et al.. Diacylglycerol kinase z promotes actin cytoskeleton remodeling and mechanical forces at the B cell immune synapse. Science Signaling, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2020, 13 (627), pp.eaaw8214. ⟨10.1126/scisignal.aaw8214⟩. ⟨hal-02996885⟩
  • Paolo Pierobon, Anita Kumari, Judith Pineau, Ana-Maria Lennon-Duménil, Martial Balland. Traction Force Microscopy to Study B Lymphocyte Activation. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE, JoVE, 2020, ⟨10.3791/60947⟩. ⟨hal-02996888⟩
  • Anita Kumari, Judith Pineau, Pablo Sáez, Mathieu Maurin, Danielle Lankar, et al.. Actomyosin-driven force patterning controls endocytosis at the immune synapse. Nature Communications, Nature Publishing Group, 2019, 10, pp.2870. ⟨10.1038/s41467-019-10751-7⟩. ⟨hal-02284123⟩
  • Satish Kailasam Mani, Cesar Valades-Cruz, Stéphanie Torrino, Wei-Wei Shen, Cedric Blouin, et al.. EHD2 is a mechanotransducer connecting caveolae dynamics with gene transcription. Journal of Cell Biology, Rockefeller University Press, 2018, 217 (12), pp.4092-4105. ⟨10.1083/jcb.201801122⟩. ⟨inserm-02426440⟩
  • Anne Reversat, Maria-Isabel Yuseff, Danielle Lankar, Odile Malbec, Dorian Obino, et al.. Polarity protein Par3 controls B-cell receptor dynamics and antigen extraction at the immune synapse. Molecular Biology of the Cell, American Society for Cell Biology, 2015, 26 (7), pp.1273-1285. ⟨10.1091/mbc.E14-09-1373⟩. ⟨hal-02391191⟩
  • Marine Bretou, Ouardane Jouannot, Isabelle Fanget, Paolo Pierobon, Nathanael Larochette, et al.. Cdc42 controls the dilation of the exocytotic fusion pore by regulating membrane tension. Molecular Biology of the Cell, American Society for Cell Biology, 2014, 25 (20), pp.3195-3209. ⟨10.1091/mbc.E14-07-1229⟩. ⟨hal-02391211⟩
  • Francesca Farina, Paolo Pierobon, Cédric Delevoye, Jordan Monnet, Florent Dingli, et al.. Kinesin KIFC1 actively transports bare double-stranded DNA.. Nucleic Acids Research, Oxford University Press, 2013, 41 (9), pp.4926-37. ⟨hal-01139020⟩
  • Francesca Farina, Paolo Pierobon, Cédric Delevoye, Jordan Monnet, Florent Dingli, et al.. Kinesin KIFC1 actively transports bare double-stranded DNA. Nucleic Acids Research, Oxford University Press, 2013, 41 (9), pp.4926-4937. ⟨10.1093/nar/gkt204⟩. ⟨hal-01587426⟩
  • Giovanni Cappello, Paolo Pierobon. Quantum dots to tail single bio-molecules inside living cells. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, Elsevier, 2012, 64 (2), pp.167-78. ⟨hal-01218131⟩
  • Maria-Isabel Yuseff, Anne Reversat, Danielle Lankar, Jheimmy Diaz, Isabelle Fanget, et al.. Polarized secretion of lysosomes at the B cell synapse couples antigen extraction to processing and presentation.. Immunity, 2011, 35 (3), pp.361-374. ⟨10.1016/j.immuni.2011.07.008⟩. ⟨hal-02463451⟩
  • Paolo Pierobon, Judith Miné-Hattab, Giovanni Cappello, Jean-Louis Viovy, Marco Cosentino Lagomarsino. Separation of time scales in one-dimensional directed nucleation-growth processes.. Physical Review E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, American Physical Society, 2010, 82 (6 Pt 1), pp.061904. ⟨hal-01139009⟩
  • Paolo Pierobon, Sarra Achouri, Sébastien Courty, Alexander R Dunn, James A Spudich, et al.. Velocity, processivity, and individual steps of single myosin V molecules in live cells.. Biophysical Journal, Biophysical Society, 2009, 96 (10), pp.4268-75. ⟨hal-01138979⟩
  • Giovanni Cappello, Paolo Pierobon, Clémentine Symonds, Lorenzo Busoni, J Christof M Gebhardt, et al.. Myosin V stepping mechanism.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , National Academy of Sciences, 2007, 104 (39), pp.15328-33. ⟨hal-01139000⟩