Anne Bernheim-Groswasser

Senior Lecturer - Department of Chemical Engineering,
Room 313, Building 59
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Beer-Sheva 84105
Phone: +972-8-6472149 ; Fax: +972-8-6472916

Web :



Anne was born in 1969 in France. She immigrated to Israel in 1976 and grew up in Raanana, a city near Tel-Aviv. Anne studied in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) in Haifa and received her B.Sc. in 1994. She then moved to Bordeaux (France) where she obtained a DEA, which is a one year pre-doctoral diploma. Anne moved back to the Technion in 1995 to carry out her Ph.D work in the field of soft matter (network formation in self-assembled micellar/microemulsion systems). She received her Ph.D in 2000. From 2000 till 2002 she stayed in Paris for postdoctoral studies in biophysics (biophysics of the cytoskeleton) with J. Prost and C. Sykes at the Institut Curie, Paris. She joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University as a senior lecturer in 2002.

Selected Publications

A. Bernheim-Groswasser, J. Prost, and C. Sykes, Mechanism of Actin-based Movement: a Dynamic State Diagram, Biophys. J. 89, 1411 (2005).

K. Sekimoto, J. Prost, F. Julicher, H. Boukellal, and A. Bernheim-Groswasser, A. Role of Tensile Stress in Actin Gels and a Symmetry-Breaking Instability, Eur. Phys. J. E 13, 247 (2004).

A. Bernheim-Groswasser, S. Weisner, R. Goldsteyn, M. F. Carlier, and C. Sykes, The Dynamics of Actin-Based Motility Depends of Surface Parameters, Nature 417, 308 (2002).

Lior Haviv, Yifat Brill-Karniely, Rachel Mahaffy, Frederic Backouche, Avinoam Ben-Shaul, Thomas D. Pollard, and Anne Bernheim-Groswasser. Reconstitution of the transition from lamellipodium to filopodium in a membrane free system (accepted to PNAS).


Minerva BGU