Curriculum Vitae: Ronen Berkovich (Berkovici)

Department of Chemical-Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
& the Ilze Katz Institute for Nanoscience and Technology,
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel
Phone (office): +972-8-646-1489
Email: berkovir@.bgu.ac.il

Education
2005 – 2010 Ph.D., Chemical Physics, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
1998 – 2002 B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

Professional experience
2013 – Present Senior-Lecturer (Assistant-Professor), 
           Department of Chemical-Engineering,
           Faculty of Engineering Sciences, 
           Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
2010 – 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow,
           Faculty of Biological Sciences,
           Columbia University, NY, USA.
2001 – 2006 IMI LTD, Israel.
          - Head of Department, Crystallization and Coating Department.
          - Process Engineer.

Peer-reviewed publications
  1. Valle-Orero J, Eckels E, Stirnemann G, Popa I, Berkovich R, Fernandez JM (2015), “The elastic free energy of a tandem modular protein under force” Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., In Press.
  1. Perez-Jimenez R, Alonso-Caballero R, Berkovich R, Franco D, Chen MW, Richard P, Badilla CL, Fernandez JM (2014), “Probing the Effect of Force on HIV-1 Receptor CD4”. ACS Nano, 8, 10: 10313–10320.
  1. Popa I, Berkovich R, Allegre-Cebollada J, Badilla CL, Rivas-Pardo JA, Taniguchi Y, Kawakami M, Fernandez JM (2013), “Nanomechanics of HaloTag Tethers”. J. Am. Chem. Soc. ., 135, 34, 12762-12771.
  1. Berkovich R, Hermans RI, Popa I, Stirnemann G, Garcia-Manyes S, Berne BJ, Fernandez JM. (2012) “Rate limit of protein elastic response is tether dependent.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 109, 36: 14416–14421.
  1. Berkovich R, Wolfenson H, Eisenberg S, Erlich M, Weiss M, Henis YI, Klafter J, Urbakh M. (2011) “Accurate Quantification of Diffusion and Binding Kinetics of Non-integral Membrane Proteins by FRAP.” Traffic, 12:1648-1657.
  1. Berkovich R, Garcia-Manyes S, Klafter J, Urbakh M, Fernandez JM. (2010) “Hopping around an entropic barrier created by force”, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 403:133-137.
  1. Berkovich R, Garcia-Manyes S, Klafter J, Urbakh M Fernandez JM. (2010) “Collapse dynamics of single proteins extended by force.” Biophys. J., 98: 2692-2701.
  1. Berkovich R, Klafter J, Urbakh M. (2008) “Analyzing friction forces with the Jarzynski equality.” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter., 20:354008.
  1. Kesselman E, Ramon O, Berkovici R, Paz Y. (2002)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.
  1. Ramon O, Kesselman E, Berkovici R, Cohen Y, Paz Y. (2001)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.

Book chapters
Berkovich R, Klafter J, Urbakh M. (2012) “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.

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