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Karzbrun E., Khankhel A., Megale H., Glasauer S., Wyle Y., Britton G., Warmflash A., Kosk K. S., Siggia E., Shraiman B. I., Streichan S. J. Self-organized morphogenesis of a human neural tube in vitro by geometric constraints. Nature (2021).

Karzbrun, E. & Reiner, O. Brain Organoids—A Bottom-Up Approach for Studying Human Neurodevelopment. Bioengineering 6, 9 (2019).


Karzbrun, E., Kshirsagar, A., Cohen, S. R., Hanna, J. H. & Reiner, O. H. Human brain organoids on a chip reveal the physics of folding. Nat. Phys. 14, 515–522 (2018).


Karzbrun, E., Tshuva, R. Y. & Reiner, O. An On-Chip Method for Long-Term Growth and Real-Time Imaging of Brain Organoids. Curr. Protoc. Cell Biol. 81, e62 (2018).

Tayar, A. M., Karzbrun, E., Noireaux, V. & Bar-Ziv, R. H. Synchrony and pattern formation of coupled genetic oscillators on a chip of artificial cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 114, 11609–11614 (2017).


Reiner, O., Karzbrun, E., Kshirsagar, A. & Kaibuchi, K. Regulation of neuronal migration, an emerging topic in autism spectrum disorders. J. Neurochem. 136, (2016).

Tayar, A. M., Karzbrun, E., Noireaux, V. & Bar-Ziv, R. H.  Propagating gene expression fronts in a one-dimensional coupled system of artificial cells. Nat. Phys. 11, 1037–1041 (2015). 

Karzbrun, E., Tayar, A. M, Noireaux, V. & Bar-Ziv, R. H. Programmable on-chip DNA compartments as artificial cells. Science (80-. ). 345, 829–832 (2014). 

Bracha, D., Karzbrun, E., Daube, S. S. & Bar-Ziv, R. H. Emergent Properties of Dense DNA Phases toward Artificial Biosystems on a Surface. Acc. Chem. Res. 47, 1912–1921 (2014).

Bracha, D., Karzbrun, E., Shemer, G., Pincus, P. A. & Bar-Ziv, R. H. R. H. Entropy-driven collective interactions in DNA brushes on a biochip. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 110, 4534–8 (2013). 

Shemer, G., Atsmon, Y., Karzbrun, E. & Bar-Ziv, R. H. Collective conformations of DNA polymers assembled on surface density gradients. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 3954–6 (2012).

Karzbrun, E., Shin, J., Bar-Ziv, R. H. & Noireaux, V. Coarse-Grained Dynamics of Protein Synthesis in a Cell-Free System. Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 048104 (2011).

Aharony, O. & Karzbrun, E. On the effective action of confining strings. J. High Energy Phys. 2009, 012–012 (2009). 

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