Welcome to my personal webpage

I am a CNRS researcher at the Centre Physique Théorique (Université Aix-Marseille, Luminy campus)
and CENTURI (Turing Center for Living Systems) Group Leader.
Please click here for the Out-of-equilibrium Mechanics (OM) team webpage.


Join the OM team! We have a doctoral opening with Thomas Lecuit on a modeling project related to Drosophila embryogenesis, as well as
potential post-doctoral openings on:
Please contact me by email for more info. Informal inquiries are welcome.
In addition to joining a dynamic team composed of highly motivated people, please have in mind that the Luminy campus is arguably one the most beautiful campus in the world (see some images here).

Research highlight: Cell motility and Tissue Mechanics

We aim at understanding how flows emerge in living matter. Recent projects were supported by the ANR JCJC COVFEFE (COVariant Fluctuating theory of Epithelial Flows): see French/English summaries.

Flows in active nematics over curved geometries

Flows in vertex models

Flows during dendritic arborization

Less recent research

MODCOV-19 initiative

Tissue mechanics
Cell motility
Molecular processes

Publication list

See Google Scholar profile.

Short CV

Administrative duties

2021/2024 - Member of the CoNRS section 02 and 51.


Email: jean-francois.RUPPRECHT@univ-amu.fr
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.