• Rigidity percolation uncovers a structural basis for embryonic tissue phase transitions
    N. Petridou°, B. Corominas-Murtra°, CP Heisenberg* and E. Hannezo*, Cell, (2021)
    Recommendations: F1000
  • Constrained actin dynamics emerges from variable compositions of actin regulatory protein complexes
    U. Dobramysl, … E. Hannezo, B.D. Simons and J. Gallop, JCB (2021)
  • DoUble resin Casting micro computed Tomography (DUCT) reveals biliary and vascular pathology in a mouse model of Alagille syndrome
    S Hankeova… , E. Hannezo, J. Kaiser and  E. Anderson, eLife (2021)



    • Tracing the cellular basis of islet specification in mouse pancreas
      M.K. Sznurkowska°, E. Hannezo°, R. Azzarelli, …, A. Philpott* and B. Simons*, Nat. Comm , 11, 5037 (2020)
    • Extracellular hyaluronate pressure shaped by cellular tethers drives tissue morphogenesis
      A. Munjal*, E. Hannezo, T. Mitchinson and S. Megason*, BioRxiv 2020.09.28.316042
    • Large-scale curvature sensing by epithelial monolayers depends on active cell mechanics and nuclear mechanoadaptation
      M. Luciano, S.L. Xue, …,  E. Hannezo* and S. Gabriele*, BioRxiv 2020.07.04.187468
      Prelight: Sensing the curve
    • Theory of mechano-chemical patterning and optimal migration in cell monolayers
      D. Boocock°, N. Hino°, N. Ruzickova, T. Hirashima* and E. Hannezo*, Nat. Phys, (2020)
      Press commentary: Der Standard
    • Cell fate coordinates mechano-osmotic forces in intestinal crypt morphogenesis
      Q. Yang*°, S.-L. Xue°, … , E. Hannezo* and P. Liberali*, BioRxiv 2020.05.13.094359
    • Stem cell lineage survival as a noisy competition for niche access
      B. Corominas-Murtra*°, C. Scheele°, K Kishi, SIJ Ellenbroek, BD Simons, J. Van Rheenen*, E. Hannezo*, PNAS, 17 (29) 16969-16975 (2020)
    • Abscission couples cell division to embryonic stem cell fate
      A. Chaigne, …,  E. Hannezo, K. Chalut and E. Paluch, Dev Cell, (2020)
    • Defining the Design Principles of Skin Epidermis Postnatal Growth
      S Dekoninck°, E Hannezo°, … , BD Simons, C. Blanpain, Cell, 181, 3 (2020)


  • Fluidization-mediated tissue spreading by mitotic cell rounding and non-canonical Wnt signalling.
    NI Petridou, S Grigolon, G Salbreux, E Hannezo, CP Heisenberg, Nat Cell Biol (2018)
    Commentary: The fluid fish
  • Zipf’s law, unbounded complexity and open-ended evolution
    B Corominas-Murtra, LF Seoane, R Solé, Interface (2018)
  • Defining Lineage Potential and Fate Behavior of Precursors during Pancreas Development.
    M.K. Sznurkowska, E. Hannezo, R. Azzarelli, … & B. Simons, Dev. Cell (2018)
  • A Toy Model for Active Interfaces.
    E Hannezo, Physics, (2018)
  • Clonal analysis of Notch1 cells reveals the existence of unipotent stem cells that retain long-term plasticity in the embryonic mammary gland.
    A. M. Lilja°, V. Rodilla°, M. Huyghe, E. Hannezo, … , B. Simons, and S. Fre, Nat Cell Biol, (2018)
    Commentary: Mammary lineage restriction in development
  • A biochemical network controlling basal myosin oscillation.
    Qin. X°, E. Hannezo°, Mangeat T., … and Wang X. Nature Comm, (2018)
    CNRS press release
  • Theory of epithelial cell shape transitions induced by mechanoactive chemical gradients.
    K. Dasbiswas, E. Hannezo and N. Gov, Biophys. J., 114(4) 968-977. (2018)



  • A unifying theory of branching morphogenesis.
    E. Hannezo*°, C. Scheele°, M. Moad, N. Drogo, R. Heer, R. Sampogna, J. Van Rheenen and B. Simons*, Cell, 171(1), 242-255, (2017)
    Commentary: Scientists reveal the “beautiful” simplicity underlying branching patterns in tissue
    Naked Scientist podcast: How do tissues grow?
  • Multipotent basal stem cells support directed large-scale epithelial flows in adult human prostate.
    M. Moad°, E. Hannezo°, S. Buczacki, L.,  … , B. Simons* and R. Heer*, 20(7), 1609-1622, Cell Reports, (2017)
    Recommendation: F1000
  • Transmission of cytokinesis forces via E-Cadherin dilution and actomyosin flows
    D. Pinheiro, E. Hannezo°, S. Herstzerg°, … and Y. Bellaiche, Nature, 545 (7652), 103-107 (2017)
    Recommendation: F1000
  • Identity and dynamics of mammary stem cells during branching morphogenesis. 
    C. Scheele°, E. Hannezo°, M. Muraro, A. Zomer, N. Langedijk, A. van Oudenaarden, B. Simons* and J. Van Rheenen*, Nature, 542, 313-317 (2017)
    Preview: Un(MaSC)ing Stem Cell Dynamics in Mammary Branching Morphogenesis
  • RhoA regulates actin network dynamics during apical emergence in multiciliated cells. J. Sedzinski, E. Hannezo, F. Tu, M. Biro and J. Wallingford, J Cell Sci, 130(2):420- 42 (2017)



  • Defining the clonal dynamic leading to basal cell carcinoma initiation.
    A. Sanchez-Danes°, E. Hannezo°, J.-C. Larsimont, M. Liagre, K. Youssef , B. Simons* and C. Blanpain*, Nature, 536(7616), 298-303, (2016)
    Commentary: Where did it all go wrong?, RT news
  • Interplay of migratory and division forces as a generic mechanism for stem cell patterns.
    E. Hannezo, A. Coucke and J-F. Joanny, Phys. Rev. E, 93(2), 022405. (2016)
  • Emergence of an apical epithelial cell surface in vivo.
    J. Sedzinski°, E. Hannezo°, F. Tu, M. Biro and J. Wallingford, Dev. Cell, 36 (1),24-35, (2016)
    Recommendation: F1000
  • Physics of active jamming during collective cellular motion in a monolayer.
    S. Garcia, E. Hannezo, J. Elgeti J-F. Joanny, P. Silberzan, N. Gov, PNAS, 112 (50), 15314-15319, (2015)
  • Assembly and positioning of actomyosin rings by contractility and PCP
    I. Sehring, P. Recho, E. Denker, M. Kourakis, B. Mathiesen, E. Hannezo*, B. Dong*, D. Jiang*, eLife, 4:e09206., (2015)
    Recommendation: F1000
  • A cortical instability drives supracellular actin ring formation in biological tubes.
    E. Hannezo°*, B. Dong°, P. Recho, J-F. Joanny and S. Hayashi*, PNAS, 04762, (2015)
    Perspective: Three-ring circus without a ringmaster
  • Dynamic model of Heat Transfer in an porous wick of Capillary Pumped Loop.
    R. Boubaker, V. Platel, A. Berges, M. Bancelin, E. Hannezo, App. Therm. Eng., 76, 1-8 (2014)
  • Balance between Apical Growth and Matrix Resistance Determines Epithelial Tubule Shape.
    B. Dong, E. Hannezo, S. Hayashi, Cell reports, 7(4), 941-950 (2014)
  • Homeostasis and dynamics of stem-cell tissues.
    E. Hannezo*, J-F Joanny and J. Prost, J. R. Soc. Interface, 11 (93), 20130895 (2014)
  • Theory of epithelial sheet morphology in three dimensions.
    E. Hannezo*, J-F Joanny and J. Prost, PNAS 111 (1), 27-32 (2013)
  • Alignment of cellular motility forces with flow as a mechanism for efficient wound healing.
    M. Basan, J. Elgeti, E. Hannezo, W-J Rappel and H. Levine, PNAS (2013)
  • Mechanical instabilities of biological tubes. 
    E. Hannezo, J-F Joanny and J. Prost, PRL 109, 018101 (2012)
  • Instabilities of Monolayered Epithelia: Shape and Structure of Villi and Crypts.
    E. Hannezo, J-F Joanny and J. Prost, PRL 107, 078104 (2011)
    Editors’ suggestion
    Synopsis: Know when to fold ’em
  • Notch Lineages in Intestinal Stem Cells Determined by A New Set of Knock-In Mice.
    S. Fre, E. Hannezo, S. Sale, M. Huyghe, … , S. Artavanis-Tsakonas, PLoS ONE 6(10) : e25785 (2011)
  • Glass-like dynamics of collective cell migration.
    T. Angelini, E. Hannezo, X. Trepat, J. Fredberg and D. Weitz, PNAS, 4714-4719 (2011)
    News: We’re made of glass
    Commentary: Dynamic heterogeneity comes to life
  • Cell Migration Driven by Cooperative Substrate Deformation Patterns
    T. Angelini, E. Hannezo, X. Trepat, J. Fredberg and D. Weitz, PRL 104, 168104 (2011)
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