Ingénieur(e) de recherche

Rafaele Attia


Main Scientific interests

Developing microfluidic tools for cell biology. Each experiment is customed to fit each type of cell specifics such as cell size or shape, physicochemical properties like adhesion, or environment properties like temperature. These microfluidic tools enable a precise manipulation of cells and single cell live imaging.





2008 Ph.D. Physical Chemistry

Development and applications of dynamic soft lithography tools for surface modification and MEMS microfabrication

Laboratory Physicochimie Curie (UMR 168 CNRS/Institut Curie)



Nature Communications, 2020, 11(1):1649

Artificially decreasing cortical tension generates aneuploidy in mouse oocytes.

Bennabi I, Crozet F, Nikalayevich E, Chaigne A, Letort G, Manil-Ségalen M, Campillo C, Cadart C, Othmani A,

Attia R, Genovesio A, Verlhac MH, Terret ME.


Frontiers in Immunology, 2019, 12:10-747

Myosin II Activity Is Selectively Needed for Migration in Highly Confined Microenvironments in Mature

Dendritic Cells.

Barbier L, Sáez PJ, Attia R, Lennon-Duménil AM, Lavi I, Piel M, Vargas P.

Developmental Cell, 2019, 49(2):171-188


Macropinocytosis overcomes directional bias due to hydraulic resistance to enhance space exploration by

dendritic cells

Moreau HD, Blanch-Mercader C, Attia R, Alraies Z, Maurin M, Bousso P, Joanny J-F, VoituriezR, PielM

and Lennon-Duménil A-M


Nature Communications, 2018, 9:3275

Both growth rate and time modulations contribute to size control in mammalian cells

Cadart C, Monnier S, Grilli J, Attia R, Terriac E, Baum B, Cosentino-Lagomarsino M, Piel M


Methods in Molecular Biology, 2018, 1749:361-373

Leukocyte Migration and Deformation n Collagen Ge s and Microfabricated Constrictions

Saez PJ, Barbier L, Attia R, Thiam HR, Piel M and Vargas P  


Langmuir, 2010, 26: 2369-2373

Monodisperse colloids synthesized with nanofluidic technology

Malloggi F, M, Pannacci N, Attia R, Mary P, Monti F, Willaime H, Tabeling P, Cabane B, Poncet P


Lab Chip, 2009, 9: 1213-1218

Soft-microfabricated flow sensors with a large dynamic range

Attia R, Pregibon D, Doyle P S, Viovy J-L, Bartolo D


Electrophoresis, 2006, 27: 584-610 Review article

Surface treatment and characterization: Perspectives to electrophoresis and lab-on-chips

Pallandre A, de Lambert B, Attia R, Jonas A M and Viovy J-L