This new volume of Methods in Cell Biology is the second volume describing micropatterning, complementing Volume 120. Chapters are written by experts in the field and include cutting-edge material.

Key Features

  • Includes sections on micropatterning in 2D with photomask, maskless micropatterning and 2D nanopatterning
  • Chapters are written by experts in the field
  • Cutting-edge material


Researchers and students in cell, molecular and developmental biology

Table of Contents

Section 1 Micropatterning isolated cell components

1 Mitotic Spindle Assembly on Chromatin Patterns Made with Deep UV Photochemistry
  Katarzyna Tarnawska, Céline Pugieux and François Nédélec
2 Geometrical control of actin assembly and contractility
  Anne-Cécile Reymann, Christophe Guérin, Manuel Théry, Laurent Blanchoin, and Rajaa Boujemaa-Paterski
3 Micropatterning Microtubules
 Didier Portran
4 Micropatterned, Multicomponent Supported  Lipid Bilayers for Cellular Systems
  Debjit Dutta and Lance C. Kam
5 Reconstituting functional microtubule-barrier interactions
  Núria Taberner, Georges Weber, Changjiang You, Roland Dries, Jacob Piehler and Marileen Dogterom

Section 2 Dynamic micro-patterning

6 Polyacrylamide hydrogel micropatterning
  Timothée Vignaud, Hajer Ennomani and Manuel Théry
7 Dynamic Photo-chemical Silane Micro-patterning
  Jun Nakanishi
8 Dynamic Photo-chemical Lipid Micropatterning for Manipulation of Non-adherent Mammalian Cells
  Shinya Yamahira, Yumi Takasaki, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Kimio Sumaru, Toshiyuki Kanamori and Teruyuki Nagamune
9 Thermosensitive micropatterned substrates
  Lionel Bureau and Martial Balland
10 Fabrication of Micropatterned Arrays of Gold Nanoparticles for Photothermal Manipulation  of Living Cells
  Julien Polleux and Guillaume Baffou
11 A reagent-based dynamic trigger for cell adhesion, shape change or cocultures
  Stijn F. M. van Dongen, Paolo Maiuri and Matthieu Piel
12 Cell patterning by micro-pattern projection of UV light through photo-induced enhancement of cell adhesion (PIECA)
 Kimio Sumaru and Toshiyuki Kanamori

Section 3 Micropatterning for specific applications, from forces to yeats

13 Preparing substrates encoding cell patterning and localized intracellular magnetic particle stimulus for high-throughput experimentation
  Peter T


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About the serial-volume-editors

Matthieu Piel

Affiliations and Expertise

Systems Biology of Cell Division and Cell Polarity, Institut Curie, France

Manuel Théry

Affiliations and Expertise

Physics of the cytoskeleton and morphogenesis, LPCV / iRTSV / DSV / CEA, France