Feng-Ching Tsai

Feng-Ching Tsai

Project Leader, CNRS Researcher

Institut Curie

Welcome to my website. I am Feng. I am a project leader in Membrane and Cellular Function group in Institut Curie in Paris.

My research aim
Seek answers to fundamental questions about actin-driven membrane reshaping in membrane trafficking and the formation of cellular protrusions

My research tools
Principles and tools of physics, and bottom-up approaches – in vitro reconstitution systems composed of model membranes and purified proteins

If you are interested in joining my research team as a postdoc, undergraduate or graduate student, please feel free to contact me!

Curriculum Vitae


Project Leader, CNRS Researcher (CRCN)

Membranes and Cell functions Group led by Dr. P. Bassereau

October 2019 – Present Institut Curie, Paris

Postdoctoral Researcher

Membranes and Cell functions Group led by Dr. P. Bassereau

June 2014 – September 2019 Institut Curie, Paris

PhD Student

Biological Soft Matter Group led by Dr. G. Koenderink

August 2009 – March 2014 AMOLF, Amsterdam

Research Assistant

High-resolution Optical Microscopy and Applications Group led by Dr. C-H Lee

September 2007 – June 2009 Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Master student

Soft Condensed Matter and Biophysics Group led by Dr. H-Y Chen

September 2005 – July 2007 National Central University, Taiwan

Bachelor’s Student

Department of Physics

September 2001 – July 2005 National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan

Ongoing Projects

BAR proteins - membrane curvature sensing and deformation

Reveal mechanisms underlying the curvature sensing and deformation abilities of curved BAR domain proteins

Filopodia formation

Reveal mechanisms underlying filopodia formation


Labex CelTisPhyBio, Independent Program Grant

Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Individual Fellowships

EMBO Long Term Fellowships, ALTF 1527-2014


feng-ching.tsai AT curie DOT fr

  • 11 Rue Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, 75005