press release | highlight / actuality
This work designed the assembly of a set of proteins that spontaneously reproduce the undulatory movement of a flagellum. These results, published on the 8th of August, 2022, in Nature Physics, were produced by an international collaboration conducted at Institut Curie by a CNRS team from the Physical Chemistry Curie Lab  and from our laboratory This system provides a remarkable example of self-organization of biological matter at the supramolecular level . It will also help answering many questions about the physical mechanisms related to the undulation of flagella, which is responsible for instance for the motility of spermatozoa.
Thesis presented February 15, 2022 by Élise Jacquier.
Thesis presented December 05, 2012 by Didier Portran. PhD thesis available as a pdf file.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.