Kalosakas George

His research focuses in:

  • Charge transport in DNA
  • Statistical and dynamical properties of base-pair thermal openings in double stranded DNA. Connection of physical properties with biological function
  • Energy or charge transfer, electronic properties, and intrinsic localized modes, in small chemical molecules, biomolecules and nonlinear lattices
  • Modeling drug release
  • Modeling of biological systems
  • Biomolecular networks and systems biology
  • Low-dimensional condensed matter, nonlinear, and complex systems
  • Mechanical and dynamical properties of graphene and other 2d materials
  • Electron - phonon interactions, polarons

Representative publications:

  • G. Kalosakas and E. Spanou, "Distance dependence of hole transfer rates from G radical cations to GGG traps in DNA", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 15 (2013), doi: 10.1039/c3cp51062j
  • G. Kalosakas, N. N. Lathiotakis, C. Galiotis, and K. Papagelis, "In-plane force fields and elastic properties of graphene", Journal of Applied Physics 113 (2013), 134307
  • A. Apostolaki and G. Kalosakas, "Targets of DNA-binding proteins in bacterial promoter regions present enhanced probabilities for spontaneous thermal openings", Physical Biology 8 (2011), 026006
  • L. G. D. Hawke, G. Kalosakas, and C. Simserides, "Electronic parameters for charge transfer along DNA", European Physical Journal E 32 (2010), 291
  • S. Ares and G. Kalosakas, “Distribution of bubble lengths in DNA”, Nano Letters 7 (2007), 307
  • G. Kalosakas, K. O. Rasmussen, A. R. Bishop, C. H. Choi, and A. Usheva, “Sequence-specific thermal fluctuations identify start sites for DNA transcription”, Europhysics Letters 68 (2004), 127
  • C. H. Choi, G. Kalosakas, K. O. Rasmussen, M. Hiromura, A. R. Bishop, and A. Usheva, “DNA dynamically directs its own transcription initiation”, Nucleic Acids Research 32 (2004), 1584
  • G. Kalosakas, K. O. Rasmussen, and A. R. Bishop, “Delocalizing transition of Bose-Einstein condensates in optical lattices”, Physical Review Letters 89 (2002), 030402
  • G. Kalosakas, S. Aubry, and G. P. Tsironis, “Polaron solutions and normal-mode analysis in the semiclassical Holstein model”, Physical Review B 58 (1998), 3094.


Contact Details

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