Skuratovsky S, Agmon L, Berkovich R "Comparative Study of Dimensionality and Symmetry Breaking on Nanoscale Friction in the Prandtl–Tomlinson Model with Varying Effective Stiffness". Tribol. Lett. 68:113 (2020). ​

Ochbaum G, Chetrit E, Berkovich R, Bitton R "Effect of the C-terminal amino acid of the peptide on the structure and mechanical properties of alginate–peptide hydrogels across length-scales". Soft Matter, 16, 6155-6162 (2020).

Elias-Mordechai M, Chetrit E, Berkovich R  “Interplay between viscoelasticity and force rate affects sequential unfolding in polyproteins pulled at constant velocity”. Macromolecules, 53, 8, 3021-3029 (2020).

Chetrit E, Meroz Y, Klausner Z, Berkovich R  “Correlations within polyprotein forced unfolding dwell-times introduce sequential dependency”. J. Struct. Biol., 210, 107495 (2020).



Agmon L, Shahar I, Birodker B, Skuratovsky S, Jopp J, Berkovich R  “Application of static disorder approach to friction force microscopy of catalyst nanoparticles to estimate corrugation energy amplitudes”. J. Phys. Chem. C, 123, 5, 3032-3038 (2019).


Popa I, Berkovich R. "Mechanobiology: Protein refolding under force". Emerg Top Life Sci., ETLS20180044 (2018).

Schönfelder J, De Sancho D, Berkovich R, Best RB, Muñoz V, Perez-Jimenez R. "Reversible two-state folding of the ultrafast protein gpW under mechanical force". Commun. Chem., 1, 59 (2018).

Berkovich R, Fernandez VI, Stirnemann G, Valle-Orero J, Fernandez JM. "Segmentation and the Entropic Elasticity of Modular Proteins". J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 9, 4707−4713 (2018).

Nadler H, Shaulov L, Blitsman Y, Mordechai M, Jopp J, Sal-Man N, Berkovich R. "Deciphering the Mechanical Properties of Type III Secretion System EspA Protein by Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy". Langmuir, 34 (21), 6261−6270 (2018).


Agmon L, Shahar I, Yosufov D, Pimentel C, Pina CM, Gnecco E, Berkovich R. "Estimation of interaction energy and contact stifness in atomic-scale sliding on a model sodium chloride surface in ethanol". Sci. Rep.,  8:4681 (2018).

Nir G, Chetrit E, Vivante A, Garini Y, Berkovich R. "The role of near-wall drag effects in the dynamics of tethered DNA under shear flow". Soft Matter, 14, 2219 - 2226 (2018).
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Srinivasan K, Banerjee S, Parimal S, Sejergaard L, Berkovich R, Barquera B, Garde S, Cramer SM. "Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics Simulations as a Combined Platform for Probing Protein Face-Specific Binding". Langmuir, 33, 10851−10860, (2017).

Berkovich R, Mondal J, Paster I, Berne BJ. "Simulated Force Quench Dynamics Shows GB1 Protein Is Not a Two State Folder". J. Phys. Chem. B., 121, 5162−5173, (2017). 


Valle-Orero J, Eckels EC, Stirnemann G, Popa I, Berkovich R, Fernandez JM. “The elastic free energy of a tandem modular protein under force”. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 460:434-438 (2015).


Perez-Jimenez R, Alonso-Caballero R, Berkovich R, Franco D, Chen MW, Richard P, Badilla CL, Fernandez JM. ”Probing the Effect of Force on HIV-1 Receptor CD4”. ACS Nano, 8, 10: 10313–10320 (2014).


Popa I, Berkovich R, Allegre-Cebollada J, Badilla CL, Rivas-Pardo JA, Taniguchi Y, Kawakami M, Fernandez JM. “Nanomechanics of HaloTag Tethers”. J. Am. Chem. Soc.., 135, 34, 12762-12771 (2013).


Berkovich R, Klafter J, Urbakh M. “Reconstruction of Energy Surfaces from Friction Force Microscopy Measurements with the Jarzynski Equality.”Scanning Probe Microscopy in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 3, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg,317-334 (2012).

Berkovich R, Hermans RI, Popa I, Stirnemann G, Garcia-Manyes S, Berne BJ, Fernandez JM.  “Rate limit of protein elastic response is tether dependent.”Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 109, 36: 14416–14421 (2012).


Berkovich R, Wolfenson H, Eisenberg S, Erlich M, Weiss M, Henis YI, Klafter J, Urbakh M. “Accurate Quantification of Diffusion and Binding Kinetics of Non-integral Membrane Proteins by FRAP.”Traffic, 12:1648-1657 (2011).


Berkovich R, Garcia-Manyes S, Klafter J, Urbakh M, Fernandez JM. “Hopping around an entropic barrier created by force”, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 403:133-137 (2010).

Berkovich R, Garcia-Manyes S, Klafter J, Urbakh M Fernandez JM. “Collapse dynamics of single proteins extended by force.” Biophys. J., 98: 2692-2701 (2010).


Berkovich R, Klafter J, Urbakh M. “Analyzing friction forces with the Jarzynski equality.”J. Phys.: Condens. Matter.,20:354008 (2008).


Kesselman E, Ramon O, Berkovici R, Paz Y. “ATR-FTIR studies on the effect of strong salting-out salts on the phase separation scenario in aqueous solutions of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide).” Polym. Adv. Technol., 13:982-991 (2002).


Ramon O, Kesselman E, Berkovici R, Cohen Y, Paz Y. “Attenuated total reflectance/Fourier transform infrared studies on the phase-separation process of aqueous solutions of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide).” J. Polym. Sci., Part B: Polym. Phys., 39:1665-1677 (2001).