Erwan Grasland-Mongrain

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Precision manipulation of streams of fluids with microfluidic devices is revolutionizing many fluid-based technologies, enabling development of high throughput reactors that use minute quantities of reagents. However, as the scale of these reactors shrinks, contamination effects due to surface adsorption and diffusion limit the smallest quantities that can(More)
Collective cell migration is often characterized by the spontaneous onset of multicellular protrusions (known as fingers) led by a single leader cell. Working with epithelial Madin-Darby canine kidney monolayers we show that cells within the fingers, as compared with the epithelium, are well oriented and polarized along the main finger direction, which(More)
Modelling the displacement of thousands of cells that move in a collective way is required for the simulation and the theoretical analysis of various biological processes. Here, we tackle this question in the controlled setting where the motion of Madin-Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) cells in a confluent epithelium is triggered by the unmasking of free surface.(More)
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