List of selected publications

Publications and patents

Zhang Y, De Mets R, Monzel C, Acharya V, Toh P, Chin JFL, Van Hul N, Ng IC, Yu H, Ng SS, Tamir Rashid S, and Viasnoff V. Biomimetic niches reveal the minimal cues to trigger apical lumen formation in single hepatocytes. Nat Mater 2020;. [PMID: 32341512

Motegi F, Plachta N, and Viasnoff V. Novel approaches to link apicobasal polarity to cell fate specification. Curr. Opin. Cell Biol. 2019; 62:78-85. [PMID: 31731147]


Rafiq NBM, Grenci G, Lim CK, Kozlov MM, Jones GE, Viasnoff V, and Bershadsky AD. Forces and constraints controlling podosome assembly and disassembly. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., B, Biol. Sci. 2019; 374(1779):20180228. [PMID: 31431172]


Machado CB, Pluchon P, Harley P, Rigby M, Gonzalez Sabater V, Stevenson DC, Hynes S, Lowe A, Burrone J, Viasnoff V, and Lieberam I. In Vitro Modelling of Nerve-Muscle Connectivity in a Compartmentalised Tissue Culture Device. Adv Biosyst 2019; 3(7). [PMID: 31428672]

Jalal, S., Shi, S., Acharya, V., Huang, R. Y. -J., Viasnoff, V., Bershadsky, A. D., & Tee, Y. H. (

2019). Actin cytoskeleton self-organization in single epithelial cells and fibroblasts under isotropic confinement.. J Cell Sci, 132(5). doi:10.1242/jcs.220780


Wong, H. C., Grenci, G., Wu, J., Viasnoff, V., & Low, H. Y. (2018). Roll-to-Roll Fabrication of Residual-Layer-Free Micro/Nanoscale Membranes with Precise Pore Architectures and Tunable Surface Textures. INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 57(41), 13759-13768. doi:10.1021/acs.iecr.8b03867


Dasgupta, S., Gupta, K., Zhang, Y., Viasnoff, V., & Prost, J. (2018). Physics of lumen growth.


Anh, T. N., Mattiassi, S., Loeblein, M., Chin, E., Ma, D., Coquet, P., . . . Yim, E. K. F. (2018).

Human Rett-derived neuronal progenitor cells in 3D graphene scaffold as an in vitro platform to study the effect of electrical stimulation on neuronal differentiation. BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS, 13(3), 16 pages. doi:10.1088/1748-605X/aaaf2b


Gao, X., Stoecklin, C., Zhang, Y., Weng, Z., De Mets, R., Grenci, G., & Viasnoff, V. (2018).

Artificial microniche array with spatially structured biochemical cues. Unknown

Journal, 1771, 55-66. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-7792-5_5


Yap, A. S., Duszyc, K., & Viasnoff, V. (2018). Mechanosensing and Mechanotransduction at


16 pages. doi:10.1101/cshperspect.a028761


Pontes, B., Monzo, P., Gole, L., Le Roux, A. -L., Kosmalska, A. J., Tam, Z. Y., . . . Gauthier, N. C. (2017). Membrane tension controls adhesion positioning at the leading edge of cells. JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY, 216(9), 2959-2977. doi:



Gupta, K., Li, Q., Fan, J. J., Fong, E. L. S., Song, Z., Mo, S., . . . Yu, H. (2017). Actomyosin contractility drives bile regurgitation as an early response during obstructive cholestasis. JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, 66(6), 1231-1240. doi:



Wong, H. C., Zhang, Y., Viasnoff, V., & Low, H. Y. (2017). Predictive Design, Etch-Free Fabrication of Through-Hole Membrane with Ordered Pores and Hierarchical Layer Structure. ADVANCED MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES, 2(2), 9 pages. doi:



Singh, A. P., Galland, R., Finch-Edmondson, M. L., Grenci, G., Sibarita, J. -B., Studer, V., . . .

Saunders, T. E. (2017). 3D Protein Dynamics in the Cell Nucleus. BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 112(1), 133-142. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2016.11.3196


Ruprecht, V., Monzo, P., Ravasio, A., Yue, Z., Makhija, E., Strale, P. O., . . . Viasnoff, V. (

2017). How cells respond to environmental cues - insights from bio-functionalized substrates. JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE, 130(1), 51-61. doi:10.1242/jcs.196162


Li, Q., Zhang, Y., Pluchon, P., Robens, J., Herr, K., Mercade, M., . . . Viasnoff, V. (2016).

Extracellular matrix scaffolding guides lumen elongation by inducing anisotropic intercellular mechanical tension. NATURE CELL BIOLOGY, 18(3), 311-+. doi:



Viasnoff, V. (2016). Cell scientist to watch - Virgile Viasnoff. JOURNAL OF CELL SCIENCE

, 129(3), 459-460. doi:10.1242/jcs.184705


Payet, L., Martinho, M., Merstorf, C., Pastoriza-Gallego, M., Pelta, J., Viasnoff, V., . . .

Mathe, J. (2015). Temperature Effect on Ionic Current and ssDNA Transport through

Nanopores. BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 109(8), 1600-1607. doi:



Galland, R., Grenci, G., Aravind, A., Viasnoff, V., Studer, V., & Sibarita, J. -B. (2015). 3D

high- and super-resolution imaging using single-objective SPIM (vol 12, pg 641,

2015). NATURE METHODS, 12(7), 1 page. Retrieved from


Ravasio, A., Vaishnavi, S., Ladoux, B., & Viasnoff, V. (2015). High-resolution imaging of cellular processes across textured surfaces using an indexed-matched elastomer. ACTA BIOMATERIALIA, 14, 53-60. doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2014.11.006


Galland, R., Grenci, G., Aravind, A., Viasnoff, V., Studer, V., & Sibarita, J. -B. (2015). 3D high- and super-resolution imaging using single-objective SPIM. NATURE METHODS, 12(7), 641-+. doi:10.1038/NMETH.3402


Herr, K. J., Tsang, Y. -H. N., Ong, J. W. E., Li, Q., Yap, L. L., Yu, W., . . . Thiery, J. P. (2014).

Loss of alpha-catenin elicits a cholestatic response and impairs liver regeneration.

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 4, 11 pages. doi:10.1038/srep06835


Auger, T., Mathe, J., Viasnoff, V., Charron, G., Di Meglio, J. -M., Auvray, L., & Montel, F. (

2014). Zero-Mode Waveguide Detection of Flow-Driven DNA Translocation through

Nanopores. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 113(2), 5 pages. doi:



Engl, W., Arasi, B., Yap, L. L., Thiery, J. P., & Viasnoff, V. (2014). Actin dynamics modulate mechanosensitive immobilization of E-cadherin at adherens junctions. NATURE CELL BIOLOGY, 16(6), 584-+. doi:10.1038/ncb2973


Chiaruttini, N., Letellier, L., & Viasnoff, V. (2013). A Novel Method to Couple Electrophysiological Measurements and Fluorescence Imaging of Suspended Lipid Membranes: The Example of T5 Bacteriophage DNA Ejection. PLOS ONE, 8(12), 11 pages. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084376


Masters, T. A., Pontes, B., Viasnoff, V., Li, Y., & Gauthier, N. C. (2013). Plasma membrane tension orchestrates membrane trafficking, cytoskeletal remodeling, and biochemical signaling during phagocytosis. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 110(29), 11875-11880. doi:



Feb 2020

Beghin A, Grenci, GG, Viasnoff V,

January 01, 2017

Cell Biology Plate.

Viasnoff, V. A., B.(2017) C. National university of Singapore.WT/TSF/maz/O.20170260 (3945/SG).Licensed12:00 PM


November 01, 2016

Integrable membrane filtration system.

Him Cheng Wong, V. V., Hong Yee Low.(2017). N. U. o. S. Singapore University of Technology and Design.TD/EPD/2016/037.

August 01, 2015

System and method of edge-illumination microscopy.

Viasnoff.V, Leveque, X., Sibarita J.B, Studer, V. and Galland, R.(2015).  CNRS.US 2016/0202462 A1.Licensed


August 01, 2015

Micro-textured surface with integrated micro-mirrors for 3d multi-scale microscopy

Viasnoff, V., Studer, V., Grenci, G., Galland, R. and Sibarita, J. B.(2015).  C. National university of Singapore.WO 2015030678 A1.Licensed

August 01, 2014

Cell culture

Viasnoff, V., Li Q.(2014).  C. National university of Singapore.WO 2014021778 A1.Licensed