Davidson PM, Battistella A, Dejardin T, Betz T, Plastino J, Cadot B, Borghi N, Sykes C, Actin Accumulates Nesprin-2 at the Front of the Nucleus During Confined Cell Migration, EMBO Rep (2020)21:e49910

Colin A, Letort G, Razin N, Almonacid M, Ahmed W, Betz T, Terret ME, Gov NS, Voituriez R, Gueroui Z, Verlhac MH, Active diffusion in oocytes nonspecifically centers large objects during prophase I and meiosis I, J Cell Biol 219 (3): e201908195 (2020)

Rheinlaender J, Dimitracopoulos A, Wallmeyer B, Kronenberg NM, Chalut KJ, Gather MC, Betz T, Charras G, Franze K, Cortical cell stiffness is independent of substrate mechanics, Nature Materials (2020)

Allard A, Bouzid M, Betz T, Simon C, Abou-Ghali M, Lemiere J, Valentino F, Manzi J, Brochard-Wyart F, Guevorkian K,Plastino J, Lenz M, Campillo C,Sykes C, Actin modulates shape and mechanics of tubular membranes, Science Advances, Science Advances , Vol. 6, no. 17, (2020)


Turlier H, Betz T, Unveiling the Active Nature of Living-Membrane Fluctuations and Mechanics, Annual Review of Cond. Mat. Physics, 2019, Vol: 10


Turlier H, Betz T, Fluctuations in active membranes, Book Chapter in Physics of Biological Membranes, 2018, Springer

Baschieri F, Dayot S, Elkhatib N, Ly N, Capmany A, Schauer K, Betz T, Vignjevic DM, Poincloux R, Montagnac G, Frustrated endocytosis controls contractility-independent mechanotransduction at clathrin-coated structures, Nat Commun. 2018 Sep 20;9(1):3825

Wedlich-Söldner R,  Betz T, Self-organization: the fundaments of cell biology, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B., 2018 373(1747).

Betz T, Gut geschüttelt, nicht gerührt, Physik Journal, 2018, 17

Ahmed WW, Fodor E, Almonacid M, Bussonnier M, Verlhac M-H, Gov NS, Visco P, Wijland F van, Betz T. Active mechanics reveal molecular-scale force kinetics in living oocytes., Biophysical Journal, 2018, 114:1-13

Wallmeyer B, Trinschek S, Yigit S, Thiele U, Betz T. Collective Cell Migration in Embryogenesis Follows the Laws of Wetting. Biophysical  Journal 2018;114: 213-222.


M. Goudarzi, K. Tarbashevich, K. Mildner, I. Begemann, J. Garcia, A. Paksa, M. Reichman-Fried, H. Mahabaleshwar, H. Blaser, J. Hartwig, D. Zeuschner, M. Galic, M. Bagnat, T. Betz and E. Raz,"Bleb expansion in migrating cells depends on supply of membrane from cell surface invaginations", Dev Cell, 2017, 43(5):577-587

F. Rückerl, M. Lenz, T. Betz, J. Manzi, JL. Martiel, M. Safouane, R. Paterski-Boujemaa, L. Blanchoin, and C. Sykes, “Adaptive response of actin bundles under mechanical stress”, Biophysical Journal, 2017, 113(5):1072:1079

Youmna Attieh, Andrew Clark, Carina Grass, Sophie Richon, Marc Pocard, Pascale Mariani, Nadia Elkhatib, Timo Betz, Basile Gurchenkov, and Danijela Matic Vignjevic, “Cancer-associated fibroblasts lead tumor invasion through integrin β3-dependent fibronectin assembly”, JCB, 2017, 216(11),3509-3520

F. Hörner, R. Meissner, S. Polali, C. Denz, T. Betz, J. Pfeiffer, E. Raz, “Holographic optical tweezers-based in vivo manipulations in zebrafish embryos”, Journal of Biophotonics, 2017, doi: 10.1002/jbio.201600226


E. Fodor, W.W. Ahmed, M. Almonacid, M. Bussonnier, N.S. Gov, M.-H. Verlhac, T. Betz, P. Visco, F. van Wijland, “Nonequilibrium Dissipation in Living Oocytes”, Europhysics Letters, 116(3),30008

E. Peuhu, R. Kaukonen, M. Lerche, M. Saari, C. Guzmán, P. Rantakari, N. De Franceschi, A. Wärri, M. Georgiadou, G. Jacquemet, E. Mattila, R. Virtakoivu, Y. Liu, Y. Attie, K. Silva, T. Betz, J. Sundberg,  M Salmi, MA. Deugnier, K. Eliceiri, and J. Ivaska “SHARPIN regulates collagen architecture and ductal outgrowth in the developing mouse mammary gland”EMBO Journal, EMBO Journal, 2017, 36(2):165-182

F. Valentino, P. Sens, J. Lemière, A. Allard, T. Betz, C. Campillo and C. Sykes, 
"Fluctuations of a membrane nanotube revealed by high-resolution force measurements"
Softmatter, 2016, Vol:12,9429-9435, 2016

Kaukonen R, Mai A, Georgiadou M, Saari M, De Franceschi N, Betz T, Sihto H, Ventelä S, Elo L, Jokitalo E, Westermarck J, Kellokumpu-Lehtinen PL, Joensuu H, Grenman R, and Ivaska J, 
Normal stroma suppresses cancer cell proliferation via mechanosensitive regulation of JMJD1a-mediated transcription.
Nature Communications, Vol:7,12237

Caorsi V, Lemière J, Plastino J, Campillo C, Bussonnier M, Manzi J, Betz T, Carvalho K, Sykes C,
Cell-sized liposome doublets reveal active tension build-up driven by acto-myosin dynamics, 
Softmatter, Vol:12(29),6223-31
Kopanska KS, Alcheikh Y, Staneva R, Vignjevic D, Betz T
Tensile Forces Originating from Cancer Spheroids Facilitate Tumor Invasion. 
PLoS ONE 11(6): e0156442

H. Turlier, DA. Fedosov, B. Audoly, T. Auth, NS. Gov, C. Sykes, JF Joanny, G. Gompper, T. Betz,
Equilibrium physics breakdown reveals the active nature of red blood cell membrane fluctuations 
Nature Physics, 2016, 12:513-519


F. Garate, T. Betz, M. Pertusa, R Bernal
Time-resolved neurite mechanics by thermal fluctuation assessments
Phys Biol. 2015 Dec 30;12(6):066020

W. Ahmed, E. Fedosov, T. Betz
Active cell mechanics: Measurement and theory
BBA-Molecular Cell Research, 2015, 1853:3083-3094

W. Ahmed, T. Betz,
Dynamics cross-links tune the solid-fluid behaviour of living cells
PNAS, 112(21), 6527-6528

M. Almonacid, W. Ahmed, M. Bussonnier, P. Mailly, T. Betz, R. Voituriez, N. Gov and MH. Verlhac
Active diffusion positions the nucleus in mouse oocyte
Nature Cell Biology, 2015, 17(4), 470-9

JR. Davis, A. Luchici, F. Mosis, J. Thackery, JA Salazar, G. Dunn, T. Betz, M. Miodownik, BM. Stramer
An Intercellular Actin-Clutch Orchestrates Contact Inhibition of Locomotion
Cell, 2015, 161, 1-13

KS. Kopanska, M. Bussonnier, S. Gerlado, A. Simon, D. Vignjevic, T. Betz
Quantification of collagen in three dimensional cell culture 
Methods Cell Biol. 2015;125:353-72.


J. Peukes, T. Betz
Direct measurement of cortex tension in dynamic cell blebs
Biophysical Journal Vol. 107(8), 1810-1820

M. Bussonnier, K. Carvalho, J. Lemiere, JF Joanny, C. Sykes, T. Betz
Mechanics of a soft actin cloud at the interface of dense actin gels
Biophysical Journal Vol. 107(4), 854-862

MS Silva, B Stuhrmann, T Betz, GH. Koenderink
Time-resolved microrheology of actively remodeling actomyosin networks
New Journal of Physics 16 (2014) 075010

S. Dasgupta, T. Auth, N. Gov, E.S. Zuccala, E.G. Hanssen, T.J. Satchwell, D.T. Riglar, A.M. Toye, T. Betz, J. Baum, G. Gompper
Erythrocyte membrane-wrapping contributions to malaria parasite invasion of the human erythrocyte
Biophysical Journal, 107(1), 43-54

N. Elkhatib, M. Neu, C. Zensen, K.M. Schmoller, D. Louvard, A.R. Bausch, T. Betz, D. Vignjevic
Fascin regulates turnover of focal adhesions by limiting the contractility of stress fibers
Current Biology, 24, 1-8, (2014)


K. Carvalho, J. Lemière, F. Faqir, J. Manzi, L. Blanchoin, J. Plastino, T. Betz, C. Sykes
Actin polymerization or myosin contraction: two ways to build up cortical tension for symmetry breaking
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B., 2013 368 20130005

J. Lafaurie-Janvore, P. Maiuri, I. Wang, M. Pinot, J.-B. Manneville, T. Betz, M. Balland, M. Piel
ESCRT-III assembly and cytokinetic abscission are induced by tension release in the intercellular bridge
Science, vol 339, no. 6127, 1625-1629 (2013)


J. Lemière, K. Guevorkian, C. Campillo, C. Sykes, T. Betz
Quantification of the alpha-hemolysin membrane pore density on liposome micro-reactors
Soft Matter, vol 9, 3181-3187(2012)

T. Betz and C. Sykes
Time resolved membrane fluctuation spectroscopy
Soft Matter, vol. 8, no. 19, pp. 5317–5326, Apr. 2012.


T. Betz, D. Koch, Y.-B. Lu, K. Franze, and J. A. Käs
Growth cones as soft and weak force generators
PNAS, vol. 108, no. 33, pp. 13420–13425, Aug. 2011.

J. Fink, N. Carpi, T. Betz, A. Betard, M. Chebah, A. Azioune, M. Bornens, C. Sykes, L. Fetler, D. Cuvelier, and M. Piel
External forces control mitotic spindle positioning
Nature Cell Biology, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 771–778, Jul. 2011.


K. Franze, J. Gerdelmann, M. Weick, T. Betz, S. Pawlizak, M. Lakadamyali, J. Bayer, K. Rillich, M. Gögler, and Y.-B. Lu
Neurite Branch Retraction Is Caused by a Threshold-Dependent Mechanical Impact
Biophysical Journal, vol. 97, no. 7, pp. 1883–1890, Oct. 2009.

T. Betz, D. Koch, D. Lim, and J. A. Käs Stochastic Actin Polymerization and Steady Retrograde Flow Determine Growth Cone Advancement
Biophysical Journal, vol. 96, no. 12, pp. 5130–5138, Jun. 2009.

D. Smith, B. Gentry, B. Stuhrmann, F. Huber, D. Strehle, C. Brunner, D. Koch, M. Steinbeck, T. Betz, and J. A. Käs
The cytoskeleton: An active polymer-based scaffold
Biophys. Rev. Lett., vol. 04, no. 01 & 02, p. 179, 2009.

T. Betz, M. Lenz, J.-F. Joanny, and C. Sykes
ATP-dependent mechanics of red blood cells
PNAS, vol. 106, no. 36, pp. 15320–15325, 2009.


M. Gogler, T. Betz, and J. A. Kas
Simultaneous manipulation and detection of living cell membrane dynamics
Optics letters, vol. 32, no. 13, pp. 1893–5, 2007.

Ehrlicher, T. Betz, B. Stuhrmann, M. Gögler, D. Koch, K. Franze, Y. Lu, and J. Käs
Optical neuronal guidance
Methods Cell Biol, vol. 83, pp. 495–520, 2007.

T. Betz, D. Koch, B. Stuhrmann, A. Ehrlicher, and J. Kaes
Statistical analysis of neuronal growth: edge dynamics and the effect of a focused laser on growth cone motility
New J. Phys., vol. 9, no. 11, p. 426, 2007.


Kamanyi, W. Ngwa, T. Betz, R. Wannemacher, and W. Grill
Combined phase-sensitive acoustic microscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy
Ultrasonics, vol. 44, no. Supplement 1, pp. e1295–e1300, Dec. 2006.

Stuhrmann, H. G. Jahnke, M. Schmidt, K. Jahn, T. Betz, K. Muller, A. Rothermel, J. Kas, and A. A. Robitzki
Versatile optical manipulation system for inspection, laser processing, and isolation of individual living cells
Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 77, no. 6, p. 063116, 2006.

T. Rudolph, K. Zimmer, and T. Betz
Microstructuring of UV-transparent functionalised films on glass by excimer laser irradiation
Materials Science & Engineering C-Biomimetic and Supramolecular Systems, vol. 26, no. 5–7, pp. 1131–1135, 2006.

T. Betz, D. Lim, and J. A. Kas
Neuronal growth: A bistable stochastic process
Physical Review Letters, vol. 96, no. 9, p. 098103, 2006.

2005 and before

B. Stuhrmann, M. Gögler, T. Betz, A. Ehrlicher, D. Koch, and J. Käs
Automated tracking and laser micromanipulation of motile cells
Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 76, no. 3, p. 035105, 2005.

D. Koch, T. Betz, A. Ehrlicher, M. Gögler, B. Stuhrmann, and J. Käs
Optical control of neuronal growth
Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 5515, pp. 428–436, 2005.

T. Betz, J. Teipel, D. Koch, W. Hartig, J. Guck, J. Kas, and H. Giessen
Excitation beyond the monochromatic laser limit: simultaneous 3-D confocal and multiphoton microscopy with a tapered fiber as white-light laser source 
J Biomed Opt, vol. 10, no. 5, p. 054009, 2005.

Ehrlicher, T. Betz, B. Stuhrmann, D. Koch, V. Milner, M. G. Raizen, and J. Käs
Guiding neuronal growth with light
PNAS, vol. 99, no. 25, pp. 16024–16028, Dec. 2002. (shared first authorship A. Ehrlicher and T. Betz)