Short cv

I am currently a CNRS researcher at the Centre Physique Théorique (Université Aix-Marseille, Luminy campus) and Group Leader CenTuri (Turing Center for Living Systems).

01/2019 onwards - CNRS researcher at the Centre Physique Théorique (Université Aix-Marseille, Luminy campus).
09/2015 - Research fellow with J. Prost at the Mechanobiology Institute (National University of Singapore).
2014-2015 - Post-doctoral research with L. Bocquet at LPS (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris).
2012-2014 - Graduate student with R. Voituriez and O. Bénichou at the LPTMC (Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Paris).
2008-2012 - Elève at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris).


Tissue mechanics
Cell motility Molecular processes

Publications list

  1. Shaping the zebrafish myotome by differential friction and active stress
    S. Tlili(1), J. Yin(1), J.F. Rupprecht, G. Weissbart, J. Prost, T. E. Saunders
    bioRxiv (2018)
  2. Myosin filaments reversibly generate large forces in cells
    J. Lohner (1), J.-F. Rupprecht (1), J. Hu, N. Mandriota, M. Saxena, J. Hone, D. Pitta de Araujo, O. Sahin, J. Prost, M. P. Sheetz
    bioRxiv (final revision for Nature Physics, 2019)
  3. Maximal fluctuations of confined actomyosin gels: dynamics of the cell nucleus
    J.-F. Rupprecht, A. Singh, G. V. Shivashankar, M. Rao, J. Prost
    Physical Review Letters 120, 098001 (2018) Arxiv version.
  4. Soft inclusion in a confined fluctuating active fluid
    A. Singh, J.-F. Rupprecht, G. V. Shivashankar, J. Prost, M. Rao
    Physical Review E 97 032602 (2018) Arxiv version.
  5. Geometric constraints alter cell arrangements within curved epithelial tissues
    J.-F. Rupprecht, K. H. Ong, J. Yin, A. Huang, A. P Singh, S. Zhang, W. Yu, T. E Saunders
    Molecular Biology of the Cell, mbc. E17-01-0060 (2017).
  6. Trade-offs between structural integrity and acquisition time in stochastic super-resolution microscopy techniques
    J.-F. Rupprecht, A. Martinez-Marrades, Z. Zhang, R. Changede, P. Kanchanawong, G. Tessier
    Optics Express Vol. 25, Issue 19, 23146 (2017).
  7. The escape problem for mortal walkers
    D. Grebenkov, J.-F. Rupprecht
    The Journal of Chemical Physics, 146, 084106 (2017) -- Arxiv version.
  8. Perspective: A fresh eye on nonequilibrium systems
    J.-F. Rupprecht, J. Prost
    Science, 352, Issue 6285, p. 514 (2016) .
  9. Optimal search by run-and-tumble particles
    J.-F. Rupprecht, O. Bénichou, R. Voituriez,
    Physical Review E, 94, 012117 (2016) -- Arxiv version.
  10. Velocity condensation of magnetotactic bacteria
    J.-F. Rupprecht, N. Waisbord, C. Ybert, C. Cottin-Bizonne and L. Bocquet
    Physical Review Letter 116, 168101 (2016) --- Arxiv version.
  11. Actin flows mediate a universal coupling between cell speed and persistence
    P. Maiuri (1), J.-F. Rupprecht (1), S. Wieser (1),
    V. Ruprecht, N. Carpi, M. Coppey, S. De Beco, O. Bénichou, N. Gov, C.P. Heisenberg, C. Large-Crespo, F. Lautenschlaeger,
    M. Le Berre, A. M. Lennon-Dumenil, M. Raab, H.R. Thiam, M. Piel, M. Sixt, R. Voituriez,
    Cell, 161, 2, pp 374 (2015).
  12. Exit time distribution in spherically symmetric two dimensional domains
    J.-F. Rupprecht, O. Bénichou, D. S. Grebenkov, R. Voituriez
    Journal of Statistical Physics 158, 1, pp 192 (2015) --- Arxiv version.
  13. Stochastic 3D field mapping using Brownian scatterers
    A. Martinez-Marrades, J.-F. Rupprecht, M. Gross, G. Tessier
    Optics Express, Vol. 22, 23, pp. 29191-29203 (2014)
  14. Kinetics of Active Surface-Mediated Diffusion in Spherically Symmetric Domains
    J.-F. Rupprecht, O. Bénichou, D. S. Grebenkov, R. Voituriez
    Journal of Statistical Physics 147, pp 891 (2012) --- Arxiv version.
  15. Exact Mean Time for surface-mediated diffusion
    J.-F. Rupprecht, O. Bénichou, D. S. Grebenkov, R. Voituriez
    Physical Review E 86, pp 041135 (2012) --- Arxiv version.


Launching the Out-of-equilibrium Mechanics (OM) group in Marseille (2019)
Objective: evaluating the impact of out-of-equilibrium fluctuations in force generation processes at all scales of living matter (cytoskeleton, cells and tissue).

Internship/Phd/Post-doc funding opportunities. See a first PhD proposal on this page: CENTURI PhD call.


Email: jean-francois.rupprecht (at)
Address: Centre de Physique Théorique, Université Aix-Marseille, Campus de Luminy, 163 Avenue de Luminy, 13009 Marseille
Office: 5th floor, office 514
Phone: number in my email signature.