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Kinetic evolution of DOPC lipid bilayers exposed to α-cyclodextrins

Soft Matter, , (2018)
Monika Kluzek, Marc Schmutz, Carlos M. Marques and Fabrice Thalmann
Cyclodextrins are cyclic oligosaccharides capable of forming inclusion complexes with a variety of molecules, and as such have been recognized as a pharmaceutical and biotechnological asset. Cyclodextrins are known to interact with the components of cell membranes, and this correlates with a significant […]

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DPPC Bilayers in Solutions of High Sucrose Content

Biophysical J, 114(9), 2165–2173 (2018)
Mattia I. Morandi, Mathieu Sommer, Monika Kluzek, Fabrice Thalmann, André P. Schroder, Carlos M. Marques
The properties of lipid bilayers in sucrose solutions have been intensely scrutinized over recent decades because of the importance of sugars in the field of biopreservation. However, a consensus has not yet been formed on the mechanisms […]

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Influence of a pH-sensitive polymer on the structure of monoolein cubosomes

Soft Matter, 13, 7571-7577 (2017)
Monika Kluzek, Arwen I. I. Tyler, Shiqi Wang, Rongjun Chen, Carlos M. Marques, Fabrice Thalmann, John M. Seddon, Marc Schmutz
Cubosomes consist in submicron size particles of lipid bicontinuous cubic phases stabilized by surfactant polymers. They provide an appealing road towards the practical use of lipid cubic phases for pharmaceutical and cosmetic […]

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Salou: Management meeting

30 September 2016. Management meeting in Salou, Spain
Agenda:
Venue:
Meeting will be held in Hotel Magnolia Salou,
Carrer de Madrid, 8, 43840 Salou, Tarragona
Attending people:

Vladimir Baulin (URV, Spain, coordinator)
Marco Werner (URV, Spain, project manager)
Jens-Uwe Sommer (IPF, Dresden)
 Domenico Lombardo (CNR, Italy)

 Elena Ivanova (Swinburne, Australia)

 Fabrice Thalmann (CNRS, France)

 Marc Schmutz (CNRS, France)

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Peroxidised phospholipid bilayers: insight from Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics simulations

Soft Matter, 12, 263-271 (2016)
Yachong Guo, Vladimir Baulin and Fabrice Thalmann

An original coarse-grained model for peroxidised phospholipids is presented, based on the MARTINI lipid force field. This model results from a combination of thermodynamic modelling and structural information on the area per lipid, which have been made available recently. The resulting coarse-grained lipid molecules form stable bilayers, […]

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Training course in Strasbourg

As the year 2015 was coming to its end, SNAL ESRs gathered again in Strasbourg to get their last dose of new and contemporary ideas in the field of Lipid Membrane Research. The aim of this training course was to expose ESRs working from the different aspects of same research field, namely synthesis, theory and […]

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Strasbourg: Principles of Imaging for Membrane systems

Dates: 30 November – 3 December 2015
Location: Institut Charles Sadron (23, Rue de Loess, 67034, Strasbourg, France)
Core training courses will cover such topics as methodology, models, and statistical estimation and hypothesis tests. Essential background and computational models for modelling lipid bilayers and their interactions with nano-objects will also be provided.

Given the large differences in background between experimental […]

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Salou: Management meeting

22 October 2015. Management meeting in Salou, Spain
Agenda:
Venue:
Meeting will be held in Hotel Magnolia Salou,
Carrer de Madrid, 8, 43840 Salou, Tarragona
Attending people:

Vladimir Baulin (URV, Spain, coordinator)
Marco Werner (URV, Spain, project manager)
Jens-Uwe Sommer (IPF, Dresden)
 Domenico Lombardo (CNR, Italy)

 Elena Ivanova (Swinburne, Australia)

 Fabrice Thalmann (CNRS, France)

Shahram Ghanaati (GUF, Frankfurt)
Ian Tucker (Unilever, UK)
David Mainwaring (Swinburne, Australia)

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Monika Kluzek

Electron microscopy of vesicles interacting with nano-objects

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Physical Damage on Giant Vesicles Membrane as a Result of Methylene Blue Photoirradiation

Biophys. J. 106 (1), 162-71 (2014)
Omar Mertins, Isabel O.L. Bacellar, Fabrice Thalmann, Carlos M. Marques, Maurício S. Baptista, Rosangela Itri
In this study we pursue a closer analysis of the photodamage promoted on giant unilamellar vesicles membranes made of dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC) or 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (POPC), by irradiating methylene blue present in the giant unilamellar vesicles solution. By means […]

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Collision induced spatial organization of microtubules

V.A. Baulin, C.M. Marques, F. Thalmann
Biophysical Chemistry, 128(2-3), 231 – 244 (2007)
The dynamic behavior of microtubules in solution can be strongly modified by interactions with walls or other structures. We examine here a microtubule growth model where the increase in size of the plus-end is perturbed by collisions with other microtubules. We show that […]

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