Strasbourg, France

Self-assembled phospholipid bilayers; Vesicles, liposomes and supported membranes;
Structure, characterization and control of Soft Matter by microforce techniques.

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Carlos Marques is a head of M3 team is entirely devoted to the experimental study and theoretical interpretation of phospholipid based model membranes experiments: preparation and manipulation of giant unilamellar vesicles that are observed by means of optical microscopy.

Selection of relevant publications



Greenall, Martin and Carlos Marques. 2012. "Hydrophobic droplets in amphiphilic bilayers: a coarse-grained mean-field theory study." Soft Matter, 8 (12): 3308.

Haluska, Christopher, Mauricio Baptista, Adjaci Fernandes, André Schroder, Carlos Marques, and Rosangela Itri. 2012. "Photo-activated phase separation in giant vesicles made from different lipid mixtures." Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes, 1818 (3): 666-672.

Wolff, J., C. Marques, and F. Thalmann. 2011. "Thermodynamic Approach to Phase Coexistence in Ternary Phospholipid-Cholesterol Mixtures." Physical Review Letters, 106 (12).


Mertins, Omar, Nádya da Silveira, Adriana Pohlmann, André Schröder, and Carlos Marques. 2009. "Electroformation of Giant Vesicles from an Inverse Phase Precursor." Biophysical Journal, 96 (7): 2719-2726.

Riske, Karin, Tatiane Sudbrack, Nathaly Archilha, Adjaci Uchoa, André Schroder, Carlos Marques, Maurício Baptista, and Rosangela Itri. 2009. "Giant Vesicles under Oxidative Stress Induced by a Membrane-Anchored Photosensitizer." Biophysical Journal, 97 (5): 1362-1370.

Campillo, Clément, André Schröder, Carlos Marques, and Brigitte Pépin-Donat. 2008. "Volume transition in composite poly(NIPAM)–giant unilamellar vesicles." Soft Matter, 4 (12): 2486.

Baulin, Vladimir, Vladimir Baulin, Carlos Marques, and Fabrice Thalmann. 2007. "Collision induced spatial organization of microtubules." Biophysical Chemistry, 128 (2-3): 231-244.

Caetano, Wilker, Paula Haddad, Rosangela Itri, Divinomar Severino, Vinicius Vieira, Mauricio Baptista, André Schröder, and Carlos Marques. 2007. "Photo-Induced Destruction of Giant Vesicles in Methylene Blue Solutions." Langmuir, 23 (3): 1307-1314.

Baulin, Vladimir, Vladimir Baulin, Nam-Kyung Lee, Albert Johner, and Carlos Marques. 2006. "Micellization of Sliding Polymer Surfactants." Macromolecules, 39 (2): 871-876.

Zana, Raoul, Carlos Marques, and Albert Johner. 2006. "Dynamics of micelles of the triblock copolymers poly(ethylene oxide)–poly(propylene oxide)–poly(ethylene oxide) in aqueous solution." Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 123, 345-351.

Baulin, Vladimir, Vladimir Baulin, Albert Johner, and Carlos Marques. 2005. "Sliding Grafted Polymer Layers." Macromolecules, 38 (4): 1434-1441.

Izzo, D. and Carlos Marques. 2005. "Solubilization of Homopolymers in a Solution of Diblock Copolymers." The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 109 (13): 6140-6145.