Published articles


W.K. Spoelstra, E.O. van der Sluis, M. Dogterom, L. Reese, Non-spherical coacervate shapes in an enzyme-driven active system, Langmuir 38, 1956-1964, doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02719 (2020).

R. Rodríguez-García, V.A. Volkov, C.-Y. Chen, E.A. Katrukha, N. Olieric, A. Aher, I. Grigoriev, M. Preciado López, M.O. Steinmetz, L.C. Kapitein, G.H. Koenderink, M. Dogterom, and A. Akhmanova, Mechanisms of motor-independent membrane remodeling driven by dynamic microtubules, Curr Biol 30, 972-987, doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.01.036 (2020).

K.J.A. Vendel, C. Alkemade, N. Andrea, G.H. Koenderink, M. Dogterom, In Vitro Reconstitution of Dynamic Co-organization of Microtubules and Actin Filaments in Emulsion Droplets, In: Cytoskeleton Dynamics: Methods and Protocols, Methods Mol Biol vol. 2101, doi: 10.1007/978-1-0716-0219-5_5 (2020).


F. Fanalista, A. Birnie, K. Charles, G. Pawlik, R. Maan, F. Burla, S. Deshpande, G.H. Koenderink, M. Dogterom, C. Dekker, Shape and size control of artificial cells for bottom-up biology, ACS Nano. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.9b00220 (2019).

T. McHugh, J. Zou, V.A. Volkov, A. Bertin, S.K. Talapatra, J. Rappsilber, M. Dogterom, J.P.I. Welburn, The depolymerase activity of MCAK shows graded response to Aurora B phosphorylation through allosteric regulation, J Cell Sci 132, jcs228353, doi: 10.1242/jcs.228353 (2019).

T.R. Sokolowski, J. Paijmans, L. Bossen, T. Miedema, M. Wehrens, N.B. Becker, K. Kaizu, K. Takahashi, M. Dogterom, and P.R. ten Wolde, GFRD in all dimensions, J. Chem. Phys. 150, 054108 (2019).

S. Deshpande, F. Brandenburg, A. Lau, W.K. Spoelstra, L. Reese, S. Wunnava, M. Dogterom, and C. Dekker, Spatiotemporal control of coacervate formation within liposomes, Nature Communications 10, 1800. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09855-x (2019).

K.J.A. Vendel, S. Tschirpke, F. Shamsi, M. Dogterom, and L. Laan, Minimal in vitro systems shed light on cell polarity, Journal of Cell Science 132, jcs217554. doi:10.1242/jcs.217554 (2019).

P.J. Huis in 't Veld, V.A. Volkov, I. Stender, A. Musacchio, M. Dogterom, Molecular determinants of the Ska-Ndc80 interaction and their influence on microtubule tracking and force-coupling, eLife 8, e49539, doi: 10.7554/eLife.49539 (2019).

D. van de Willige, C. Alkemade, J.J.A. Hummel, O.I. Kahn, M. Dogterom, G.H. Koenderink, C. Hoogenraad, and A. Akhmanova, Cytolinker Gas2L1 regulates axon morphology through microtubule-modulated actin stabilization, EMBO reports 20, e47732, doi: 10.15252/embr.201947732 (2019).


 A. Aher, M. Kok, A. Sharma, A. Rai, N. Olieric, R. Rodriguez-Garcia, E.A. Katrukha, T. Weinert, V. Olieric, L.C. kaptein, M.O. Steinmetz, M. Dogterom, A. Akhmanova, CLASP suppresses microtubule catastrophes through a single TOG domain, Dev Cell.

V.A. Volkov, P.J. Huis in 't Veld, M. Dogterom, and A. Musacchio, Multivalency of NDC80 in outer kinetochore is essential to track shortening microtubules and generate forces, eLife 7:e36764, DOI: 10.7554/eLife.36764

R. Tas, C.-Y. Chen, E. Katrukha, M. Vleugel, M. Kok, M. Dogterom, A. Akhmanova, L. Kapitein, Guided by light: optogenetic control of microtubule gliding assays, Nano Lett. 18:7524-7528. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b03011 (2018).

M. Dogterom and G. Koenderink, Actin-microtubule crosstalk in cell biology, Nature Rev Mol Cell Biol, (2018).


K. Vendel and M.Dogterom, Cellen nabouwen, Natuurkundige voordrachten 95, 69-76

M. Baclayon, S.-M. Kalisch, E. Hendel, L. Laan, J. Husson, E.L. Munteanu, and M. Dogterom, Optical tweezers-based measurements of forces and dynamics at microtubule ends, Meth. Mol Biol 1486, 411 (2017); doi 10.1007/978-1-4939-6421-5_16


B.P. Bouchet, I. Noordstra, M. van Amersfoort, E.A. Katrukha, Y.-C. Ammon, N.D. ter Hoeve, L. Hodgson, M. Dogterom, P.W.B. Derksen, and A. Akhmanova, Mesenchymal cell invasion requires cooperative regulation of persistent microtubule growth by SLAIN2 and CLASP1, Dev. Cell 39, 708-723 (2016).

M. Vleugel, M. Kok, and M. Dogterom, Understanding force-generating microtubule systems through in vitro reconstitution, Cell adhesion & Migration (2016); doi 10.1080/19336918.2016.1241923

Vleugel, M., Roth, S., Groenendijk, C. F., Dogterom, M., Reconstitution of Basic Mitotic Spindles in Spherical Emulsion Droplets. J. Vis. Exp. (114), e54278, doi:10.3791/54278 (2016).

Recouvreux, Pierre; Sokolowski, Thomas R.; Grammoustianou, Aristea; et al., Chimera proteins with affinity for membranes and microtubule tips polarize in the membrane of fission yeast cells in PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Volume: 113 Issue: 7 Pages: 1811-1816 Published: FEB 16 2016


Calin, Alina Mihaela; Coman, Malina; Banu, Mihaela; et al., Processivity Study of Conventional Kinesin Using Optical Tweezers Technique , REVISTA DE CHIMIE, Volume: 66, Issue: 12, Pages: 2132-2135, Published: DEC 2015

Oriola, David; Roth, Sophie; Dogterom, Marileen; et al., Formation of helical membrane tubes around microtubules by single-headed kinesin KIF1A, NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, Volume: 6, Article Number: 8025, Published: AUG 2015

Van der Meulen, Stef A. J.; Helms, Gesa; Dogterom, Marileen, Solid colloids with surface-mobile linkers, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS-CONDENSED MATTER, Volume: 27, Issue: 23, Article Number: 233101, Published: JUN 17 2015

Taberner, Nuria; Lof, Andries; Roth, Sophie; et al., In vitro systems for the study of microtubule-based cell polarity in fission yeast, Edited by: Ross, J; Marshall, W, BUILDING A CELL FROM ITS COMPONENT PARTS, Book Series: Methods in Cell Biology, Volume: 128, Pages: 1-22, Published: 2015


F.-C. Tsai, S. Roth, M. Dogterom, and G.H. Koenderink, Biomimetic liposome model systems to study cell shape control by the cytoskeleton, in Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, 1st Ed., Eds. Iglic and Kulkarni (2014).

S. Roth, L. Laan, and M. Dogterom, Reconstitution of cortical dynein function, Methods Enzymology 540, 205-230 (2014).

M. Preciado-Lopez, F. Huber, I. Grigoriev, M. Steinmetz, A. Akhmanova, M. Dogterom, and G. Koenderink, In vitro reconstitution of dynamic microtubules interacting with actin filament networks, Methods Enzymology 540, 301-320 (2014).

N. Taberner, G. Weber, C. You, R. Dries, J. Piehler, and M. Dogterom, Reconstituting functional microtubule-barrier interactions, Methods Cell Biol 120, 69-90 (2014).

M. Preciado López, F. Huber, I. Grigoriev, M.O. Steinmetz, A. Akhmanova, G.H. Koenderink and M. Dogterom, Actin–microtubule coordination at growing microtubule ends, Nature Commun. 5, 4778 1-9 (2014).

N. Javaheri, R. Dries and J. Kaandorp, Understanding the Sub-Cellular Dynamics of Silicon Transportation and Synthesis in Diatoms Using Population-Level Data and Computational Optimization, PLoS Comput. Biol. 10, e1003687 1-16 (2014).

S. van der Meulen, Galina V. Dubachevaz, M. Dogterom, R.P. Richter and M.E. Leunissen, Quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring and spectroscopic ellipsometry measurements of the phospholipid bilayer anchoring stability and kinetics of hydrophobically modified DNA oligonucleotides, Langmuir 30, 6525-6533 (2014).

R. Ma, L. Laan, M. Dogterom, N. Pavin and F. Jülicher, General theory for the mechanics of confined microtubule asters, New J. Phys. 16, 013018 1-5 (2014).


G.S. Verhoeven, T. den Blaauwen and M. Dogterom, Absence of long-range diffusion of OmpA in E. coli is not caused by its peptidoglycan binding domain, BMC Microbiol. 13, 66 1-9 (2013).

M. Dogterom and T. Surrey, Microtubule organization in vitro, Curr. Opin. Cell Biol. 25, 23-29 (2013).


N. Pavin, L. Laan, R. Ma, M. Dogterom and F. Jülicher, Positioning of microtubule organizing centers by cortical pushing and pulling forces, New J. Phys. 14, 105025 1-13 (2012).

L. Laan, S. Roth and M. Dogterom, End-on microtubule-dynein interactions and pulling-based positioning of microtubule organizing centers, Cell Cycle 11, 3750 - 3757 (2012).

L. Laan and M. Dogterom, Nanomachientjes organiseren het skelet van de cel, NTvN 78, 294-297 (2012).

P. Recouvreux and M. Dogterom, Dissecting spindle architecture with a laser, Cell 149, 507–509 (2012).

L. Laan, N. Pavin, J. Husson, G. Romet-Lemonne, M.M. van Duijn, M. Preciado López, R.D. Vale, F. Jülicher, S.L. Reck-Peterson and M. Dogterom, Cortical dynein controls microtubule dynamics to generate pulling forces that position microtubule asters, Cell 148, 502-514 (2012).


A. Akhmanova and M. Dogterom, Kinesins lead aging microtubules to catastrophe, Cell 147, 966-968 (2011).

M. Dogterom and G.H. Koenderink, Cell-mambrane mechanics: Vesicles in and tubes out, Nature Mater. 10, 561–562 (2011).

J.H. Kleinschmidt, P.V. Bulieris, J. Qu, M. Dogterom and T. den Blaauwen, Association of neighboring β-strands of outer membrane protein A in lipid bilayers revealed by site-directed fluorescence quenching, J. Mol. Biol. 407, 316-332 (2011).


P.M. Shaklee, T. Idema, L. Bourel-Bonnet, M. Dogterom and T. Schmidt, Kinesin recycling in stationary membrane tubes, Biophys. J. 99, 1835 - 1841 (2010).

C. Tischer, P.R. ten Wolde and M. Dogterom, Providing positional information with active transport on dynamic microtubules, Biophys. J. 99, 726-735 (2010).

S. Alexeeva, T.W.J. Gadella, J. Verheul, G.S. Verhoeven and T. den Blaauwen, Direct interactions of early and late assembling division proteins in Eschierichia coli cells resolved by FRET, Mol. Microbiol. 77, 384-398 (2010).

A. Desai and M. Dogterom, Cell structure and dynamics, Curr. Opin. Cell Biol. 22, 1-3 (2010).

P.M. Shaklee, S. Semrau, M. Malkus, S. Kubick, M. Dogterom and T. Schmidt, Protein incorporation in giant lipid vesicles under physiological conditions, ChemBioChem 11, 175-179 (2010).

P.M. Shaklee, L. Bourel-Bonnet, M. Dogterom and T. Schmidt, Nonprocessive motor dynamics at the microtubule membrane tube interface, Biophys. J. 98, 93-100 (2010).


G.S. Verhoeven, S. Alexeeva, M. Dogterom and T. den Blaauwen, Differential bacterial surface display of peptides by the transmembrane domain of OmpA, PLoS One 4, e6739 1-12 (2009).

J. Husson, L. Laan and M. Dogterom, Force generation by microtubule bundles, Biophys. Rev. Lett. 4, 33-43 (2009).

Y. Komarova, C.O. de Groot, I. Grigoriev, S. Montenegro Gouveia, E.L. Munteanu, J.M. Schober, S. Honnappa, R.M. Buey, C.C. Hoogenraad, M. Dogterom, G.G. Borisy, M.O. Steinmetz and A. Akhmanova, Mammalian end binding proteins control persistent microtubule growth, J. Cell Biol. 184, 691-706 (2009).

C. Tischer, D. Brunner and M. Dogterom, Force- and kinesin-8-dependent effects in the spatial regulation of fission yeast microtubule dynamics, Mol. Syst. Biol. 5, 250 1-10 (2009).

J. Husson, M. Dogterom and F. Pincet, Force spectroscopy of a single artificial biomolecule bond : The Kramers' high-barrier limit holds close to the critical force, J. Chem. Phys. 130, 051103 1-4 (2009).


A. van der Horst, P.D.J. van Oostrum, A. Moroz, A. van Blaaderen and M. Dogterom, High trapping forces for high-refractive index particles trapped in dynamic arrays of counterpropagating optical tweezers, Appl. Opt. 47, 3196--3202 (2008).

P.M. Shaklee, T. Idema, G. Koster, C. Storm, T. Schmidt and M. Dogterom, Bidirectional membrane tube dynamics driven by nonprocessive motors, PNAS 105, 7993--7997 (2008).

L. Laan, J. Husson, E.L. Munteanu, J.W.J. Kerssemakers and M. Dogterom, Force-generation and dynamic instability of microtubule bundles, PNAS 105, 8920--8925 (2008).


M. Cosentino Lagomarsino, C. Tanase, J.W. Vos, A.M.C. Emons, B.M. Mulder and M. Dogterom, Microtubule organization in three-dimensional confined geometries: evaluating the role of elasticity through a combined in vitro and modeling approach, Biophys. J. 92, 1046--1057 (2007).

A. van der Horst, A.I. Campbell, L.K. van Vugt, Daniël Vanmaekelbergh, M. Dogterom and A. van Blaaderen, Manipulating metal-oxide nanowires using counter-propagating optical line tweezers, Opt. Express 15, 11629--11639 (2007).

M.J. Footer, J.W.J. Kerssemakers, J.A. Theriot and M. Dogterom, Direct measurement of force generation by actin filament polymerization using an optical trap, PNAS 104, 2181--2186 (2007).

P. Bieling, L. Laan, H. Schek, E.L. Munteanu, L. Sandblad, M. Dogterom, D. Brunner and T. Surrey, Reconstritution of a microtubule plus-end tracking system in vitro, Nature 450, 1100--1105 (2007).


L. Laan, E.L. Munteanu, J.W.J. Kerssemakers and M. Dogterom, Meten aan microbuisjes met moleculaire resolutie, NTvN 72, 388--391 (2006).

J.W.J. Kerssemakers, E.L. Munteanu, L. Laan, T.L. Noetzel, M.E. Janson and M. Dogterom, Assembly dynamics of microtubules at molecular resolution, Nature 442, 709--712 (2006).


A. Zumdieck, M. Cosentino Lagomarsino, C. Tanase, K. Kruse, B.M. Mulder, M. Dogterom and F. Jülicher, Continuum description of the cytoskeleton: ring formation in the cell cortex, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 258103 1--4 (2005).

G. Koster, A. Cacciuto, I. Derényi, D. Frenkel and M. Dogterom, Force barriers for membrane tube formation, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 068101 1--4 (2005).

M. Dogterom, J.W.J. Kerssemakers, G. Romet-Lemonne and M.E. Janson, Force generation by dynamic microtubules, Curr. Opin. Cell Biol. 17, 67--74 (2005).

A. van der Horst, D.L.J. Vossen, K. Visscher, M. Dogterom and A. van Blaaderen, Manipulation and imaging of particles with optical tweezers and confocal microscopy, Microsc. Anal.: UK edition 15--17 (2005).

G. Romet-Lemonne, M.M. van Duijn and M. Dogterom, Three-dimensional control of protein patterning in microfabricated devices, Nano Lett. 5, 2350--2354 (2005).