Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow


office: Beckman #3165

mail: Beckman Institute
University of Illinois
405 N Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801

tel.: (217) 244-1733
fax: (217) 244-6078

email: efalck (at) ks.uiuc.edu


Education

* Dr. Sc. (Tech.) (with distinction) in computational biological and soft condensed matter physics, Helsinki University of Technology, 2005
* M. Sc. (Tech.) (with distinction) in computational statistical/condensed matter physics, Helsinki University of Technology, 2000

Resume

* CV

Research Interests

* biomolecular complexes
* computer simulations
* coarse-graining
* multiscale modeling
* diffusion
* biomembranes
* soft condensed matter
* complex fluids

Publications

  1. Murtola, T., Falck, E., Rog, T., Karttunen, M., and Vattulainen, I., Second-Generation Coarse-Grained Model for Phospholipid/Cholesterol Bilayer, submitted.

  2. Falck, E., Rog, T., Karttunen, M., and Vattulainen, I., Novel View of Lipid Diffusion in Membranes: From Jumps to Flows, submitted.

  3. Murtola, T., Kupiainen, M., Falck, E., and Vattulainen, I., Conformational Analysis of Lipid Molecules by Self-Organizing Maps, J. Chem. Phys. 126, 054707 (2007).

  4. Patra, M., Hyvonen, M., Falck, E., Sabouri-Ghomi, M., Vattulainen, I., and Karttunen M., Long-Range Interactions and Parallel Scalability in Molecular Simulations, Comp. Phys. Comm. 176, 14 (2007).

  5. Murtola, T., Rog, T., Falck, E., Karttunen, M., and Vattulainen, I., Transient Ordered Domains in Single-Component Phospholipid Bilayers, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 238102 (2006).

  6. Falck, E., Hautala, J. T., Karttunen, M., Kinnunen, P. J. K., Patra, M., Saaren-Seppala, H., Vattulainen, I., Wiedmer, S. K., and Holopainen J. M., Interaction of Fusidic Acid with Lipid Membranes: Implications to the Mechanism of Antibiotic Activity, Biophys. J. 91, 1787 (2006).

  7. Falck, E., Patra, M., Karttunen, M., Hyv÷nen, M. T., and Vattulainen, I., Response to the Comment by Almeida et al.: Free Area Theories for Lipid Bilayers - Predictive or Not?, Biophys. J. 89, 745 (2005).

  8. Kupiainen, M., Falck, E., Ollila, S., Niemelń, P., Gurtovenko, A. A., Hyv÷nen, M. T., Patra, M., Karttunen, M., and Vattulainen, I., Free Volume Properties of Sphingomyelin, DMPC, DPPC, and PLPC Bilayers, Journal of Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience 2, 401 (2005).

  9. Punkkinen, O., Falck, E., Vattulainen, I., and Ala-Nissila, T., Dynamics and Scaling of Polymers in a Dilute Solution: Analytical Treatment in Two and Higher Dimensions, J. Chem. Phys. 122, 094904 (2005).

  10. Patra, M., Karttunen, M., Hyv÷nen, M.T., Falck, E., Vattulainen, I., Lipid Bilayers Driven to a Wrong Lane in Molecular Dynamics Simulations by Subtle Changes in Long-Range Electrostatic Interactions, J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 4485 (2004).

  11. Falck, E., Patra, M., Karttunen M., Hyv÷nen, M.T., and Vattulainen I., Lessons of Slicing Membranes: Interplay of Packing, Free Area, and Lateral Diffusion in Phospholipid / Cholesterol Bilayers, Biophys. J. 87, 1076 (2004).

  12. Falck, E., Lahtinen, J. M., Vattulainen, I., and Ala-Nissila, T., Influence of hydorynamics on many-particle diffusion in 2D colloidal suspensions, Eur. Phys. J. E 13, 267 (2004).

  13. Falck, E., Patra, M., Karttunen, M., Hyv÷nen, M.T., and Vattulainen, I., Impact of Cholesterol on Voids in Phospholipid Membranes, J. Chem. Phys. 121, 12676 (2004).

  14. Murtola, T., Falck, E., Patra, M., Karttunen, M., and Vattulainen, I., Coarse-Grained Model for Phospholipid / Cholesterol Bilayers, J. of Chem. Phys. 121, 9156 (2004).

  15. Patra, M., Karttunen, M., Hyv÷nen, M. T., Falck, E., Lindqvist, P., and Vattulainen, I., Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Lipid Bilayers: Major Artifacts due to Truncating Electrostatic Interactions, Biophys. J. 84, 3636 (2003).

  16. Falck E., Punkkinen O., Vattulainen I., and Ala-Nissila T., Dynamics and Scaling of 2D Polymers in a Dilute Solution, Phys. Rev. E Rapid Comm. 68, 050102(R) (2003).

  17. Falck, E., Ala-Nissila, T., Granato, E., and Ying, S.-C., Dynamic Scaling in c(2 x 2) Reconstruction on W(001), Surf. Sci. 482-485, 413 (2001).