Cadherin is looking for a friend

Cadherin is looking for a friend


Story of a protein

Cadherin is a small protein waking up one day and feeling terribly alone near her house named “Golgi”. She refused much longer her loneliness and start a journey across this universe called “Cell”, looking for a friend…


The author: Dr. Olga Markova

Biophysicist Olga Markova works at the interface between physics and biology, on the functioning of the cell, at the Institut Curie. She also graduated from the Kiev School of Art and exhibits her paintings in France and Ukraine.


The ʺCurious mindsʺ series

Inviting the youngest to discover scientific knowledge by favouring a simple and fun approach.

Produced in partnership with Institut Curie | Association Actine, Fondation Ipsen, and Editions du Buveur d’Encre, the albums of the collection “Curious minds” are written by biologists.

The illustrations are based on scientific observations and a glossary with a series of games at the end of the book helps understanding.

Sales revenue is reinvested in the development of the collection. The books are available at your usual bookseller or on the Actine association’s website.



Age: from 3 years old

Pagination: 32 pages

Size: 210 x 210 mm

Binding: Hardback

Language: French

Publication: December 2018

Price: 8,90 €

ISBN: 978-2-914686-90-7