Ben Gurion University, Be'er Sheva 84105, Israel

Phone: +972-8-6479830; Fax: +972-8-6479628

email:ofarago@bgu.ac.il

My research combines analytical and computational methods of statistical
mechanics to understand the physical principles behind the functioning of
complex biological and biomedical systems. Check my new book chapter A Beginner's Short Guide to Membrane Biophysics Click here for a more detailed description of my current research ... ... and here for some research highlights from the past |

Post-doc in Phil Pincus group.

2001 Ph.D. in Physics with distinction. Gzipped PS file of Ph.D. thesis

1997 M.Sc. in Physics

1992 B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics

- O. Farago and Y. Kantor

Directed chaotic motion in a periodic potential

Physica A**249**, 151 (1998)

- O. Farago and Y. Kantor

Pseudo-boundaries in discontinuous 2-dimensional maps

J. Phys. A**31**, 445 (1998)

- O. Farago and Y. Kantor

Fluctuation formalism for elastic constants in hard-spheres-and-tethers systems

Phys. Rev. E**61**, 2478 (2000)

- O. Farago and Y. Kantor

Entropic elasticity of two-dimensional self-avoiding percolation systems

Phys. Rev. Lett.**85**, 2533 (2000)

- O. Farago and Y. Kantor

Elasticity of Gaussian and nearly Gaussian phantom networks

Phys. Rev. E**62**, 6094 (2000)

- O. Farago and Y. Kantor

The elastic behavior of entropic ``fisherman's net''

Eur. Phys. J. E**3**, 253 (2000)

- O. Farago and Y. Kantor

Entropic elasticity of phantom percolation networks

Europhys. Lett.**52**, 413 (2000)

- O. Farago and Y. Kantor

Entropic elasticity at the sol-gel transition

Europhys. Lett.**57**, 458 (2002)

- O. Farago and P. Pincus

Solute effects on the helix-coil transition

Eur. Phys. J. E**7**, 393 (2002)

- O. Farago, Y. Kantor, and M. Kardar

Pulling knotted polymers

Europhys. Lett.**60**, 53 (2002)

- O. Farago

``Water-free'' computer model for fluid bilayer membranes

J. Chem. Phys.**119**, 596 (2003)

- O. Farago and P. Pincus

The effect of thermal fluctuations on Schulman area elasticity

Eur. Phys. J. E**11**, 399 (2003)

- O. Farago and P. Pincus

Statistical mechanics of bilayer membrane with a fixed projected area

J. Chem. Phys.**120**, 2934 (2004)

- O. Farago and C. D. Santangelo

Pore formation in fluctuating membranes

J. Chem. Phys.**122**, 044901 (2005).

- O. Farago, N. Gronbech-Jensen, and P. Pincus

Meso-scale computer modeling of lipid-DNA complexes for gene therapy

Phys. Rev. Lett.**96**, 018102 (2006).

- O. Farago and N. Gronbech-Jensen

Computational and analytical modeling of cationic lipid-DNA complexes

Biophys. J.**92**, 3228 (2007).

- C. D. Santangelo and O. Farago

Membrane fluctuations around inclusions

J. Computer-Aided Mater. Des.**14**, 103 (2007).

- O. Farago

Mode excitation Monte Carlo simulations of mesoscopically large membranes

J. Chem Phys.**128**, 184105 (2008).

- O. Farago, K. Ewert, A. Ahmad, H. M. Evans, N. Gronbech-Jensen, and
C. R. Safinya

Transitions between distinct compaction regimes in complexes of multivalent cationic lipids and DNA

Biophys. J.**95**, 836 (2008).

- O. Farago

Membrane fluctuations near a plane rigid surface

Phys. Rev. E**78**, 051919 (2008).

- O. Farago and N. Gronbech-Jensen

Simulation of self-assembly of cationic lipids and DNA into structured complexes

J. Am. Chem. Soc.**131**, 2875 (2009).

- B. Gilboa, D. Gillo, O. Farago and A. Bernheim-Groswasser

Bidirectional cooperative motion of myosin-II motors on actin tracks with randomly alternating polarities

Soft Matter**5**, 2223 (2009).

- D. Gillo, B. Gur, A. Bernheim-Groswasser and O. Farago

Cooperative molecular motors moving back and forth

Phys. Rev. E**80**, 021929 (2009).

- O. Farago

Fluctuation-induced attraction between adhesion sites of supported membranes

Phys. Rev. E**81**, 050902(R) (2010).

- B. Gur and O. Farago

Biased transport of elastic cytoskeletal filaments with alternating polarities by molecular motors

Phys. Rev. Lett.**104**, 238101 (2010).

- N. Weil and O. Farago

Entropy driven aggregation of adhesion sites of supported membranes

Eur. Phys. J. E**33**, 81 (2010).

- O. Farago and A. Bernheim-Groswasser

Crosstalk between non-processive myosin motors mediated by the actin filament elasticity (Review)

Soft Matter**7**, 3066 (2011).

- O. Farago and N. Gronbech-Jensen

Molecular simulation analysis of structural variations in lipoplexes

Soft Matter**7**, 4302 (2011).

- O. Farago

Statistical thermodynamics of adhesion points in supported membranes (Book Chapter)

Chapter 5 in*Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes*, Vol. 14 (Ed. A. Iglič), pp.129-155 (2011).

- N. Weil and O. Farago

Entropic attraction of adhesion bonds toward cell boundaries

Phys. Rev. E**84**, 051907 (2011).

- O. Farago

Mechanical surface tension governs membrane thermal fluctuations

Phys. Rev. E**84**, 051914 (2011).

- N. Dharan and O. Farago

Duty ratio of cooperative molecular motors

Phys. Rev. E**85**, 021904 (2012).

- D. Gordon, A. Bernheim-Groswasser, C. Keasar and O. Farago

Hierarchical self-organization of cytoskeletal active networks

Phys. Biol.**9**, 026005 (2012).

- N. Dharan and O. Farago

Muscle contraction and the elasticity-mediated crosstalk effect

Phys. Rev. E**87**, 052714 (2013).

- N. Gronbech-Jensen and O. Farago

A simple and effective Verlet-type algorithm for simulating Langevin dynamics

Mol. Phys.**111**, 983 (2013).

- N. Gronbech-Jensen, N. R. Hayre and O. Farago

Application of the G-JF discrete-time thermostat for fast and accurate molecular simulations

Comput. Phys. Commun.**185**, 524 (2014).

- O. Farago and N. Gronbech-Jensen

Langevin dynamics in inhomogeneous media: Re-examining the Ito-Stratonovich dilemma

Phys. Rev. E**89**, 013301 (2014).

- N. Dharan and O. Farago

Coarse-grained molecular simulations of membrane adhesion domains

J. Chem. Phys.**141**, 024903 (2014).

- O. Farago and N. Gronbech-Jensen

Fluctuation-dissipation relation for systems with spatially varying friction

J. Stat. Phys.**156**, 1093 (2014).

- Y. Y. Avital, N. Gronbech-Jensen, and O. Farago

Elasticity and mechanical instability of charged lipid bilayers in ionic solutions

Eur. Phys. J. E**37**, 69 (2014).

- N. Gronbech-Jensen and O. Farago

Constant pressure and temperature discrete-time Langevin molecular dynamics

J. Chem. Phys.**141**, 194108 (2014).

- Y. Y. Avital and O. Farago

Small membranes under negative surface tension

J. Chem. Phys.**142**, 124902 (2015).

- N. Dharan and O. Farago

Formation of adhesion domains in stressed and confined membranes

Soft Matter**11**, 3780 (2015).

- Y. Y. Avital, N. Gronbech-Jensen, and O. Farago

The thermodynamics of endosomal escape and DNA release from lipoplexes

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.**18**, 2591 (2016).

- O. Farago and N. Gronbech-Jensen

On the connection between dissipative particle dynamics and the Ito-Stratonovich dilemma

J. Chem. Phys.**144**, 084102 (2016).

- S. Regev, N. Gronbech-Jensen, and O. Farago

Isothermal Langevin dynamics in systems with power-law spatially dependent friction

Phys Rev. E**94**, 012116 (2016).

- N. Dharan and O. Farago

Formation of semi-dilute adhesion domains driven by weak elasticity-mediated interactions

Soft Matter**12**, 6649 (2016).

- E. Arad, O. Farago, and N. Gronbech-Jensen

The G-JF thermostat for accurate configurational sampling in soft-matter simulations

Isr. J. Chem.**56**, 629 (2016).

- N. Dharan and O. Farago

Interplay between membrane elasticity and active cytoskeleton forces regulates the aggregation dynamics of the immunological synapse

Soft Matter**13**, 6938 (2017).

- O. Farago

Noise-induced drift in two-dimensional anisotropic systems

Phys. Rev. E**96**, 042141 (2017).

- S. Regev and O. Farago

Application of underdamped Langevin dynamics simulations for the study of diffusion from a drug-eluting stent

Physica A**507**, 231 (2018).

- M. Sivan and O. Farago

Probability distribution of Brownian motion in periodic potentials

Phys. Rev. E**98**, 052117 (2018).

- M. Sivan and O. Farago

Non-steady-state diffusion in two-dimensional periodic channels

Phys. Rev. E**99**, 022141 (2019).

- O. Farago

Different measures for characterizing the motion of molecules along a temperature gradient

Phys. Rev. E**99**, 062108 (2019).

- O. Farago

Langevin thermostat for robust configurational and kinetic sampling

Physica A**534**, 122210 (2019).

- O. Farago

A simple statistical-mechanical interpretation of Onsager reciprocal relations and Derjaguin theory of thermo-osmosis

Eur. Phys. J. E**42**, 136 (2019).

- N. Gronbech-Jensen and O. Farago

Defining velocities for accurate kinetic statistics in the Gronbech-Jensen Farago thermostat

Phys. Rev. E**101**, 022123 (2020).

- S. Eloul, W. C. K. Poon, O. Farago and D. Frenkel

Reactive momentum transfer contributes to the self-propulsion of Janus particles

Phys. Rev. Lett.**124**, 188001 (2020).

- O. Farago and G. Pontrelli

A Langevin dynamics approach for multi-layer mass transfer problems

Comput. Biol. Med.**124**, 103932 (2020).

- O. Farago

Algorithms for Brownian dynamics across discontinuities

J. Comput. Phys.**423**, 109802 (2020).

- O. Farago

Thermodynamics of a Brownian particle in a nonconfining potential

Phys. Rev. E**104**, 014105 (2021).

- T. Sarkar and O. Farago

Minimal lattice model of lipid membranes with liquid-ordered domains

Phys. Rev. Res.**3**, L042030 (2021).

- N. R. Smith and O. Farago

Nonequilibrium steady state for harmonically confined active particles

Phys. Rev. E**106**, 054118 (2022).

- T. Sarkar and O. Farago

A lattice model of ternary mixtures of lipids and cholesterol with tunable domain sizes

arXiv:2203.03269 (2022).