Professor Oded Farago

Subject: Physics

Department: Chemistry


Professor Farago has a dual degree in physics and applied mathematics from Tel Aviv University. After graduation, he stayed at Tel Aviv University and completed his MSc And PhD in condensed matter physics. After receiving his PhD, he joined the Material Research Laboratory at the University of California in Santa Barbara, where he slightly switched his research focus to biophysics. In 2005, he joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Ben Gurion University as a faculty member.

Professor Farago is a theorist and uses analytical and computational tools to study the physical mechanisms governing the behaviour of biological systems. He is particularly interested in the behaviour of large (supramolecular) biological complexes consisting of several components like lipids, proteins, and DNA molecules. A completely different area of research he is engaged in are questions related to the statistical mechanics of diffusion processes. His interest in diffusion processes started in 2012 when he spent a sabbatical year at UC Davis and worked on the development of algorithms for Molecular Dynamics simulations.