How bacterial cells and colonies move on solid substrates;
W. Pönisch, C.A. Weber, V. Zaburdaev, Physical Review E 99 (4), 042419 (2019)

Identifying the mechanism for superdiffusivity in mouse fibroblast motility;
G. Passucci, M. E. Brasch, J. H. Henderson, V. Zaburdaev,  and M. L. Manning, PLoS Comp. Biol. 15 (2), e1006732 (2019)

The shape of pinned forced polymer loops;
W. Huang and V. Zaburdaev, Soft Matter, 15 (8), 1785-1792 (2019)


Intracellular mass density increase is accompanying but not sufficient for stiffening and growth arrest of yeast cells;
S. Abuhattum, K. Kim, T. Franzmann, A. Eßlinger, D. Midtvedt, R. Schlüßler, S. Möllmert, H.S. Kuan, S. Alberti, V. Zaburdaev and J. Guck,  Frontiers in Physics, 6:131 (2018)

Pili mediated intercellular forces shape heterogeneous bacterial microcolonies prior to multicellular differentiation;
W. Pönisch, K.B. Eckenrode, K. Alzurqa, H. Nasrollahi, C. Weber, V. Zaburdaev and N. Biais, Scientific reports 8 (1), 16567 (2018)

Exactly solvable dynamics of forced polymer loops; W. Huang, Y.T. Lin, D. Froemberg, J. Shin, F. Jülicher, and V. Zaburdaev
New Journal of Physics, 20 113005 (2018)

Genetic noise mechanism for power-law switching in bacterial flagellar motors; M.I. Krivonosov, V. Zaburdaev, S.V Denisov, M.V. Ivanchenko, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 51 (26), 265601 (2018)

Relative distance between tracers as a measure of diffusivity within moving aggregates; W. Pönisch, V Zaburdaev
The European Physical Journal B 91 (2), 27 (2018)

Chemotactic drift speed for bacterial motility pattern with two alternating turning events; E.V. Pankratova, A.I. Kalyakulina, M.I. Krivonosov, S.V. Denisov, K.M. Taute, and V. Zaburdaev, PloS one 13 (1), e0190434 (2018)


Live cell X-ray imaging of autophagic vacuoles formation and chromatin dynamics in fission yeast;
N. Strelnikova, N. Sauter, M. Guizar-Sicairos, M. Göllner, A. Diaz, P. Delivani, M. Chacón, I. M. Tolić, V. Zaburdaev, and T. Pfohl,
Scientific Reports 7,13775 (2017)

Elasticity-based polymer sorting in active fluids: A Brownian dynamics study; J. Shin, A. G. Cherstvy, W. K. Kim, and V. Zaburdaev,  Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19, 18338-18347 (2017)

A tunable refractive index matching medium for live imaging cells, tissues and model organisms; T. Boothe, L. Hilbert, M. Heide, L. Berninger, W. B. Huttner, V. Zaburdaev, N. L. Vastenhouw, E. W. Myers, D. N. Drechsel, and J. C. Rink, eLife 2017; 6: e27240 (2017)

Competition between histone and transcription factor binding regulates the onset of transcription in zebrafish embryos; S. R. Joseph, M. Pálfy, L. Hilbert, M. Kumar, J. Karschau, V. Zaburdaev, A. Shevchenko, N. L. Vastenhouw, eLife 2017;6:e23326 (2017).

Limit theorems for Lévy walks in d dimensions: rare and bulk fluctuations; I. Fouxon, S. Denisov, V. Zaburdaev, and E. Barkai, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 50, 154002 (2017).

Multiscale modeling of bacterial colonies: how pili mediate the dynamics of single cells and cellular aggregates;  W. Poenisch, C. A. Weber, G. Juckeland, N. Biais, and V. Zaburdaev, New Journal of Physics 19, 015003 (2017).


Superdiffusive dispersals impart the geometry of underlying random walks; V. Zaburdaev, I. Fouxon, S. Denisov, and E. Barkai, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 270601 (2016).

Nucleosomal arrangement affects single-molecule transcription dynamics; V. Fitz, J. Shin, C. Ehrlich, L. Farnung, P. Cramer, V. Zaburdaev, and S. W. Grill, PNAS, 113, 12733–12738  (2016).

Reaction front propagation of actin polymerization in a comb-reaction system; A. Iomin,  V. Zaburdaev,  T. Pfohl, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 92, 115–122 (2016).

A pH-driven transition of the cytoplasm from a fluid- to a solid-like state promotes entry into dormancy; M.C. Munder, D.Midtvedt, T. Franzmann, E. Nüske, O. Otto, M. Herbig, E.Ulbricht, P. Müller, A. Taubenberger, S. Maharana, L. Malinovska, D. Richter, J. Guck, V. Zaburdaev, and  S. Alberti, eLife 2016;5:e09347 (2016).


Pulled Polymer Loops as a Model for the Alignment of Meiotic Chromosomes; Y.T. Lin, D. Frömberg, W. Huang, P. Delivani, M. Chacón, I. M. Tolić, F. Jülicher, and V. Zaburdaev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 208102 (2015).

Pili-Induced Clustering of N. gonorrhoeae Bacteria; J. Taktikos, Y.T. Lin, H. Stark, N. Biais, and V. Zaburdaev, PLoS ONE 10: e0137661 (2015).

Formation and dissolution of bacterial colonies; C.A. Weber, Y.T. Lin, N. Biais, and V. Zaburdaev, Phys. Rev. E 92, 032704 (2015).

Lévy walks; V. Zaburdaev, S. Denisov, J. Klafter, Rev. Mod. Phys. 87, 483 (2015).

Asymptotic densities of ballistic Lévy walks; D. Froemberg, M. Schmiedeberg, E. Barkai, and V. Zaburdaev, Phys. Rev. E 91, 022131 (2015).

Random walk patterns of a soil bacterium in open and confined environments; M. Theves, J. Taktikos, V. Zaburdaev, H. Stark, and C. Beta, Europhysics Letters 109, 28007 (2015).


Uncovering the Mechanism of Trapping and Cell Orientation during Neisseria gonorrhoeae Twitching Motility; V. Zaburdaev, N. Biais, M. Schmiedeberg, J. Eriksson, A.-B. Jonsson, M. P. Sheetz, and D. A. Weitz, Biophys J 107, p1523–1531, (2014).


How the Motility Pattern of Bacteria Affects Their Dispersal and Chemotaxis; J. Taktikos, H. Stark, and V. Zaburdaev, PLoS ONE 8, e81936 (2013).

A Bacterial Swimmer with Two Alternating Speeds of Propagation; M. Theves, J. Taktikos, V. Zaburdaev, H. Stark, and C. Beta, Biophysical journal 105, 1915–1924 (2013).

Space-Time Velocity Correlation Function for Random Walks; V. Zaburdaev, S. Denisov, and P. Hänggi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 170604 (2013) [see also Supplementary Material].

Liquid transport facilitated by channels in Bacillus subtilis biofilms; J. N. Wilking, V. Zaburdaev, M. De Volder, R. Losick, M. P. Brenner, and D. A. Weitz, PNAS 110 (3), 848-852 (2013).


Langevin description of superdiffusive Levy processes;  S. Eule, V. Zaburdaev, R. Friedrich, and T. Geisel, Phys. Rev. E  86, 041134 (2012)

Collective dynamics of model microorganisms with chemotactic signaling; J. Taktikos, V. Zaburdaev, and H. Stark, Phys. Rev. E 85, 051901 (2012)

Levy walks with velocity fluctuations; S. Denisov, V. Zaburdaev, and P. Hanggi, Phys. Rev. E 85, 031148 (2012)



Modeling a self-propelled autochemotactic walker; J. Taktikos, V. Zaburdaev, and H. Stark, Phys. Rev. E 84, 041924 (2011)

Langevin dynamics deciphers the motility pattern of swimming parasites; V. Zaburdaev, S. Uppaluri, T. Pfohl, M. Engstler, R. Friedrich, and H. Stark, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 208103 (2011)

Perturbation spreading in many particle systems: a random walk approach; V. Zaburdaev, S. Denisov and P. Hanggi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 180601 (2011) [see also Supplementary Material and Erratum]



On moments and scaling regimes in anomalous random walks; M. Schmiedeberg, V. Zaburdaev and H. Stark, J. Stat. Mech. P12020 (2009)

Fractional diffusion equation for ageing and equilibrated random walks; V. Zaburdaev and I. M. Sokolov, Appl. Nonlin. Dyn. 4,  79-97  (2009)

Random walks with random velocities; V. Zaburdaev, M. Schmiedeberg, and H. Stark, Phys. Rev. E. 78, 011119 (2008) [Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, 16(3) (2008)]

Microscopic approach to random walks; V. Yu. Zaburdaev, J. Stat. Phys. 133, 159-167 (2008)

Stochastic transport through complex comb structures; V. Yu. Zaburdaev, P. V. Popov, A. S. Romanov, and K. V. Chukbar , JETP 106, 999-1005 (2008)

Chaoticity of the wet granular gas; A. Fingerle, S. Herminghaus, and V. Yu. Zaburdaev, Phys. Rev. E 75, 061301 (2007)

Dry and wet granular shock waves; V. Yu. Zaburdaev and S. Herminghaus, Phys. Rev. E 75, 031304 (2007)



Free cooling of one-dimensional wet granular gas;  V. Yu. Zaburdaev, M. Brinkmann, and S. Herminghaus,  Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 018001 (2006)

Random walk model with waiting times depending on the preceding jump length; V. Yu. Zaburdaev, J. Stat. Phys. 123, pp. 871-881 (2006)

Theory of Heat transport in Magnetized High-temperature Plasma; V. Yu. Zaburdaev, Plasma Phys. Rep. 31, pp. 1071-1077 (2005)

Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy of the wet granular gas; A. Fingerle, S. Herminghaus, and V. Yu. Zaburdaev, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 198001 (2005)

“Hermitian” states in the vortex quantum interaction; V.Yu. Zaburdaev, S.A. Romanov, and K.V. Chukbar, Physics-Uspekhi 48, pp.841-846 (2005)

Subdiffusion in random compressible flows; K. V. Chukrbar and V. Yu. Zaburdaev, Phys. Rev. E 71, 061105 (2005)



Enhanced Superdiffusion and Finite Velocity of Levy Flights; K.V. Chukbar and V.Yu. Zaburdaev, in Simplicity behind Complexity, ed. W. Klonowski, Pabst Science Publishers, 2004

Nonlinear Dynamics of Electron Vortex Lattices; V. Yu. Zaburdaev, V. V. Smirnov, and K. V. Chukbar, Plasma Phys. Rep. 30,  pp. 214-217 (2004)

Memory Effects in Stochastic Transport; V. Yu. Zaburdaev and K. V. Chukbar, JETP Lett. 77, pp. 551-555 (2003)

Comment on “Towards deterministic equations for Levy walks: The fractional material derivative”; K. V. Chukbar and V. Yu. Zaburdaev, Phys. Rev. E 68, 033101 (2003)



Enhanced Superdiffusion and Finite Velocity of Levy Flights; V. Yu. Zaburdaev and K.V. Chukbar, JETP 94, pp. 252-259 (2002)

Analogue of a Wave Equation of the First Order for Particles with an Acoustic-like Law of a Dispersion; V. Yu. Zaburdaev, Preprint IAE-6204/1 (2001)

Skin Effects in Dusty Plasmas; V. Yu. Zaburdaev, Plasma Phys. Rep. 27, pp. 407–411 (2001)

Theory of the Non-diffusive Penetration of a Magnetic Field into Conducting Medium; V. Yu. Zaburdaev, Plasma Phys. Rep. 26, pp. 462–464 (2000)


Vasily Zaburdaev

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Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Chair of Mathematics in Life Sciences

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