Publications

Chirotactic response of microswimmers in fluids with odd viscosity Y. Hosaka, M. Chatzittofi, R. Golestanian and A. Vilfan, preprint. [arXiv]
Mutual information as a measure of mixing efficiency in viscous fluids Y. Shi, R. Golestanian and A. Vilfan,Phys. Rev. Research 6, L022050 (2024). [Online Journal] [arXiv]
Hydrodynamic efficiency limit on a Marangoni surfer A. Daddi-Moussa-Ider, R. Golestanian and A. Vilfan, J. Fluid Mech. 986, A32 (2024). [Online Journal] [arXiv]
Energetic cost of microswimmer navigation: the role of body shape L. Piro, A. Vilfan, R. Golestanian and B. Mahault, Phys. Rev. Research 6, 013274 (2024). [Online Journal] [arXiv]
Magnetic field directed assembly of magnetic non-spherical microparticles I. Kavre Piltaver, A. Vilfan, G. Kostevc, S. Kralj and D. Babič, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 36, 225101 (2024). [Online Journal]
Lorentz reciprocal theorem in fluids with odd viscosity Y. Hosaka, R. Golestanian and A. Vilfan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 131, 178303 (2023). [Online Journal] [arXiv]
Editors' Suggestion
Nonreciprocal interactions give rise to fast cilium synchronisation in finite systems D. Hickey, R. Golestanian and A. Vilfan, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 120, e2307279120 (2023). [Online Journal] [arXiv]
Minimum entropy production by microswimmers with internal dissipation A. Daddi-Moussa-Ider, R. Golestanian and A. Vilfan, Nat. Commun. 14, 6060 (2023). [Online Journal] [arXiv]
Spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking and lane formation in ferromagnetic ferrofluids M. Vilfan, B. Lampret, Ž. Gregorin, L. Cmok, A. Vilfan, J. Klepp, J. Kohlbrecher, P. Hribar Boštjančič, D. Lisjak and A. Mertelj, Small 19 2304387 (2023). [Online Journal]
Axisymmetric monopole and dipole flow singularities in proximity of a stationary no-slip plate immersed in a Brinkman fluid A. Daddi-Moussa-Ider, Y. Hosaka, A. Vilfan and R. Golestanian, Phys. Rev. Research 5, 033030 (2023). [Online Journal] [arXiv]
Theoretical efficiency limits and speed-efficiency trade-off in myosin motors A. Vilfan and A. Šarlah, PLOS Comput. Biol. 19, e1011310 (2023). [Online Journal]
Active bending of disordered microtubule bundles by kinesin motors V. Nasirimarekani, S. Subramani, S. Herzog, A. Vilfan and I. Guido, ACS Omega 7, 43820–43828 (2022). [Online Journal]
Active beating of a reconstituted synthetic minimal axoneme I. Guido, A. Vilfan, K. Ishibashi, H. Sakakibara, M. Shiraga, E. Bodenschatz, R. Golestanian and K. Oiwa, Small 18, 2107854 (2022). [Online Journal] [arXiv]
Diffusiophoretic propulsion of an isotropic active colloidal particle near a finite-sized disk embedded in a planar fluid–fluid interface A. Daddi-Moussa-Ider, A. Vilfan and R. Golestanian, J. Fluid Mech. 940, A12 (2022). [Online Journal]
Active beating modes of two clamped filaments driven by molecular motors L. Collesano, I. Guido, R. Golestanian and A. Vilfan, J. R. Soc. Interface 19, 20210693 (2022). [Online Journal]
Ciliary chemosensitivity is enhanced by cilium geometry and motility D. Hickey, A. Vilfan and R. Golestanian, eLife 10, e66322 (2021). [Online Journal] [bioRxiv]
Optimal swimmers can be pullers, pushers or neutral depending on the shape A. Daddi-Moussa-Ider, B. Nasouri, A. Vilfan and R. Golestanian, J. Fluid Mech. 922, R5 (2021). [Online Journal] [arXiv]
Tuning the properties of active microtubule networks by depletion forces V. Nasirimarekani, T. Strübing, A. Vilfan and I. Guido, Langmuir 37, 7919–7927 (2021). [Online Journal]
Minimum dissipation theorem for microswimmers B. Nasouri, A. Vilfan and R. Golestanian, Phys. Rev. Lett., 126, 034503 (2021). [Online Journal] [arXiv]
Wrinkling instability in 3D active nematics T. Strübing, A. Khosravanizadeh, A. Vilfan, E. Bodenschatz, R. Golestanian and I. Guido, Nano Lett. 20, 6281-6288 (2020). [Online Journal] [arXiv]
Blood flow forces in shaping the vascular system: a focus on endothelial cell behaviour P. Campinho, A. Vilfan and J. Vermot, Front. Physiol. 11, 552 (2020). [Online Journal]
Blood flow limits endothelial cell extrusion in the zebrafish dorsal aorta P. Campinho, P. Lamperti, F. Boselli, A. Vilfan and J. Vermot, Cell Reports 31, 107505 (2020). [Online Journal]
Field synchronized bidirectional current in confined driven colloids F. Meng, A. Ortiz-Ambriz, H. Massana-Cid, A. Vilfan, R. Golestanian and P. Tierno, Phys. Rev. Research 2, 012025(R) (2020). [Online Journal]
Emergent collective colloidal currents generated via exchange dynamics in a broken dimer state H. Massana-Cid, A. Ortiz-Ambriz, A. Vilfan and P. Tierno, Sci. Adv. 6, eaaz2257 (2020). [Online Journal] [arXiv]
Efficiency limits of the three-sphere swimmer B. Nasouri, A. Vilfan and R. Golestanian, Phys. Rev. Fluids 4, 073101 (2019). [Online Journal] [arXiv]
The cilium as a force sensor: myth versus reality R. R. Ferreira, H. Fukui, R. Chow, A. Vilfan and J. Vermot, J. Cell Sci. 132, jcs213496 (2019). [Online Journal]
Flagella-like beating of a single microtubule A. Vilfan, S. Subramani, E. Bodenschatz, R. Golestanian and I. Guido, Nano Lett. 19, 3359-3363 (2019). [Online Journal] [arXiv]
Diffusive ferromagnetic roller gas G. Kokot, A. Vilfan, A. Glatz and A. Snezhko, Soft Matter 15, 3612-3619 (2019). [Online Journal]
Prolines affect the nucleation phase of amyloid fibrillation reaction; mutational analysis of human stefin B S. Hasanbasić, A. Taler-Verčič, V. Puizdar, V. Stoka, M. Tušek-Žnidarič, A. Vilfan, S. Berbić and E. Žerovnik, ACS Chem. Neurosci. 10, 2730-2740 (2019). [Online Journal]
Chiral cilia orientation in the left-right organizer R. R. Ferreira, G. Pakula, L. Klaeyle, H. Fukui, A. Vilfan, W. Supatto and J. Vermot, Cell Reports 25, 2008-2016 (2018). [Online Journal]
Magnetically driven omnidirectional artificial microswimmers M. Vilfan, N. Osterman and A. Vilfan, Soft Matter 14, 3415-3422 (2018). [Online Journal]
Minimum requirements for motility of a processive motor protein A. Šarlah and A. Vilfan, PLoS ONE 12, e0185948 (2017). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Physical limits of flow sensing in the left-right organizer R. R. Ferreira, A. Vilfan, F. Jülicher, W. Supatto and J. Vermot, eLife 6, e25078 (2017). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Non reciprocal skewed rolling of a colloidal wheel due to induced chirality F. J. Maier, T. Lachner, A. Vilfan, T. O. Tasci, K. B. Neeves, D. W. M. Marr and Th. M. Fischer, Soft Matter 12, 9314-9320 (2016). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Cargo transport by two coupled myosin Va motors on actin filaments and bundles M. Y. Ali, A. Vilfan, K. M. Trybus and D. M. Warshaw, Biophys. J. 111, 2228–2240 (2016). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Working stroke of the kinesin-14, ncd, comprises two substeps of different direction B. Nitzsche, E. Dudek, L. Hajdo, A. A. Kasprzak, A. Vilfan and S. Diez, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 113, E6582–E6589 (2016). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Dynamic assembly of magnetic colloidal vortices T. Mohorič, G. Kokot, N. Osterman, A. Snezhko, A. Vilfan, D. Babič and J. Dobnikar, Langmuir 32, 5094–5101 (2016). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Hydrodynamic synchronization of autonomously oscillating optically trapped particles I. Kavre, A. Vilfan and D. Babič, Phys. Rev. E 91, 031002(R) (2015). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Editors' Suggestion
Ensemble velocity of non-processive molecular motors with multiple chemical states A. Vilfan, Interface Focus 4, 20140032 (2014). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Fabrication of magneto-responsive microgears based on magnetic nanoparticle embedded PDMS I. Kavre, G. Kostevc, S. Kralj, A. Vilfan and D. Babič, RSC Adv. 4, 38316-38322 (2014). [Online Journal]
The winch model can explain both coordinated and uncoordinated stepping of cytoplasmic dynein A. Šarlah and A. Vilfan, Biophys. J. 107, 662–671 (2014). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Myosin directionality results from coupling between ATP hydrolysis, lever motion, and actin binding A. Vilfan, Letter, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111, E2076 (2014). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
The role of initial oligomers in amyloid fibril formation by human stefin B A. Taler-Verčič, T. Kirsipuu, M. Friedemann, A. Noormägi, M. Polajnar, J. Smirnova, M. Tušek Žnidarič, M. Žganec, M. Škarabot, A. Vilfan, R. A. Staniforth, P. Palumaa and E. Žerovnik, Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14, 18362-18384 (2013). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Viewpoint: Out of touch, but not out of sync A. Vilfan, Physics 5, 107 (2012). [Online Journal]
Optimal shapes of surface slip driven self-propelled microswimmers A. Vilfan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 128105 (2012). [Online Journal][PubMed]
Generic flow profiles induced by a beating cilium A. Vilfan, Eur. Phys. J. E 35, 72 (2012). [Online Journal] [arXiv][PubMed]
Analysis of fluid flow around a beating artificial cilium M. Vilfan, G. Kokot, A. Vilfan, N. Osterman, B. Kavčič, I. Poberaj and D. Babič, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 3, 163-171 (2012). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Finding the ciliary beating pattern with optimal efficiency N. Osterman and A. Vilfan, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108, 15727-15732 (2011). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Measurement of fluid flow generated by artificial cilia G. Kokot, M. Vilfan, N. Osterman, A. Vilfan, B. Kavčič, I. Poberaj and D. Babič, Biomicrofluidics 5, 034103 (2011). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Self-assembled artificial cilia M. Vilfan, A. Potočnik, B. Kavčič, N. Osterman, I. Poberaj, A. Vilfan and D. Babič, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 1844-1847 (2010). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Editorial: D. Gevaux, Biomimetics: Guided in the right direction. Nature Physics 6, 8 (2010). [Online Journal]
Comment on "Ferromagnetic microswimmers" A. Vilfan and H. Stark, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 199801 (2009). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Twirling motion of actin filaments in gliding assays with non-processive myosin motors A. Vilfan, Biophys. J. 97, 1130-1137 (2009). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Five models for myosin V A. Vilfan, Frontiers in Bioscience 14, 2269-2284 (2009). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
The mechanism of amyloid-fibril formation by stefin B; temperature and protein concentration dependence of the rates K. Škerget, A. Vilfan, M. Pompe-Novak, V. Turk, J. P. Waltho, D. Turk and E. Žerovnik, Proteins. 74, 425–436 (2009). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Frequency clustering in spontaneous otoacoustic emissions from a lizard's ear A. Vilfan and T. Duke, Biophys. J. 95, 4622-4630 (2008). [Online Journal] [PubMed]
Myosin V passing over Arp2/3 junctions: branching ratio calculated from the elastic lever arm model A. Vilfan, Biophys. J. 94, 3405-3412 (2008). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Hydrodynamic flow patterns and synchronization of beating cilia A. Vilfan and F. Jülicher, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 058102 (2006). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Oscillations in molecular motor assemblies A. Vilfan and E. Frey, J. Phys. Condensed Matter 17, S3901-S3911 (2005). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [Pubmed]
Influence of fluctuations in actin structure on myosin V step size A. Vilfan, J. Chem. Inf. Model. 45, 1672-1675 (2005). [Online Journal] [arXiv e-print] [PubMed]
Elastic lever-arm model for myosin V A. Vilfan, Biophys. J. 88, 3792-3805 (2005). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Synchronization of active mechanical oscillators by an inertial load A. Vilfan and T. Duke, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 114101 (2003). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Instabilities in the transient response of muscle A. Vilfan and T. Duke, Biophys. J. 85, 818-826 (2003). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Two adaptation processes in auditory hair cells together can provide an active amplifier A. Vilfan and T. Duke, Biophys. J. 85, 191-203 (2003). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Anomalous relaxation kinetics of biological lattice-ligand binding models E. Frey and A. Vilfan, Chemical Physics 284, 287-310 (2002). [Online Journal] [arXiv]
The binding dynamics of tropomyosin on actin A. Vilfan, Biophys. J. 81, 3146-3155 (2001). [Online Journal] [arXiv] [PubMed]
Relaxation kinetics of biological dimer adsorption models A. Vilfan, E. Frey and F. Schwabl, Europhys. Lett. 56, 420-426 (2001). [Online journal] [arXiv] [Java-simulation]
Dynamics and cooperativity of microtubule decoration by the motor protein kinesin A. Vilfan, E. Frey, F. Schwabl, M. Thormählen, Y.-H. Song and E. Mandelkow, J. Mol. Biol. 312, 1011-1026 (2001). [Online Journal] [PDF preprint] [PubMed] [Java-simulation]
Force-velocity relations of a two-state crossbridge model for molecular motors A. Vilfan, E. Frey and F. Schwabl, Europhys. Lett. 45, 283-289 (1999). [Online journal] [arXiv]
Elastically coupled molecular motors A. Vilfan, E. Frey and F. Schwabl, Eur. Phys. J. B 3, 535-546 (1998). [Online journal] [arXiv] [Java-simulation]

Book chapters

Measurement of fluid flow generated by artificial cilia A. Vilfan, D. Babič, B. Kavčič, G. Kokot, N. Osterman, I. Poberaj and M. Vilfan, in: Artificial Cilia, Eds. J.M.J. den Toonder and P. Onck, RSC Publishing (2013). ISBN 978-1849735971

PhD thesis

Collective Dynamics of Molecular Motors TU München (2000). [Full text]

Andrej Vilfan,