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26. ATG3 proteins possess a unique amphipathic α-helix essential for the Atg8/LC3 lipidation reaction
Taki Nishimura, Gianmarco Lazzeri, Sharon A. Tooze, Roberto Covino.
Autophagy (2023)

25. Molecular free energies, rates, and mechanisms from data-efficient path sampling simulations
Gianmarco Lazzeri, Hendrik Jung, Peter G. Bolhuis, Roberto Covino.
arXiv preprint (2023)

24. Machine-guided path sampling to discover mechanisms of molecular self-organization
Hendrik Jung*, Roberto Covino*, A. Arjun, Christian Leitold, Christoph Dellago, Peter G. Bolhuis & Gerhard Hummer (*shared first authors).
Nature Computational Science 3, 334–345 (2023)

23. Stress-induced clustering of the UPR sensor IRE1 is driven by disordered regions within its ER lumenal domain
Paulina Kettel, Laura Marosits, Elena Spinetti, Michael Rechberger, Philipp Radler, Isabell Niedermoser, Irmgard Fischer, Gijs A Versteeg, Martin Loose, Roberto Covino, Gulsun Elif Karagoz.
bioRxiv preprint (2023)

22. Unique Amphipathic α-helix Drives Membrane Insertion and Enzymatic Activity of ATG3
Taki Nishimura†, Gianmarco Lazzeri, Noboru Mizushima, Roberto Covino†, Sharon Tooze.
(†shared corresponding authors)

Science Advances 9,eadh1281 (2023) — bioRxiv preprint

21. Antibody accessibility
determines location of spike surface mutations in
SARS-CoV-2 variants

Sören von Bülow, Mateusz Sikora, Florian E. C. Blanc, Roberto Covino, Gerhard Hummer.
PLoS Comput Biol 19(1): e1010822 (2023)

20. Simulation-based inference of single-molecule force spectroscopy
Lars Dingeldein, Pilar Cossio, Roberto Covino.
Mach. Learn.: Sci. Technol. 4 025009 (2023) — arXiv preprint

19. Sampling Rare Conformational Transitions with a Quantum Computer
Danial Ghamari, Philipp Hauke, Roberto Covino†, Pietro Faccioli† (†shared corresponding authors).
Scientific Reports 12, 16336 (2022) — arXiv preprint

18. Information-theoretical measures identify accurate low-resolution representations of protein configurational space
Margherita Mele, Roberto Covino, Raffaello Potestio.
Soft Matter, 18, 7064-7074 (2022) — arXiv preprint

17. Autonomous artificial intelligence discovers mechanisms of molecular self-organization in virtual experiments
Hendrik Jung*, Roberto Covino*, A Arjun, Peter G. Bolhuis, Gerhard Hummer (*shared first authors).
arXiv preprint

16. The evolutionary making of SARS-CoV-2
Ruben Iruegas, Julian Dosch, Mateusz Sikora, Gerhard Hummer, Roberto Covino, Ingo Ebersberger.
bioRxiv preprint

15. Cysteine crosslinking in native membranes establishes the transmembrane architecture of Ire1
Kristina Väth, Carsten Mattes, John Reinhard, Roberto Covino, Heike Stumpf, Gerhard Hummer, and Robert Ernst.
Journal of Cellular Biology 220 (8): e202011078 (2021)

14. Computational epitope map of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein
Mateusz Sikora*, Florian E. C. Blanc*, Sören von Bülow*, Michael Gecht*, Roberto Covino*, and Gerhard Hummer (*shared first authors).
PLoS Comput Biol 17(4): e1008790 (2021) — bioRxiv preprint

13. In situ structural analysis of SARS-CoV-2 spike reveals flexibility mediated by three hinges
Beata Turoňová, Mateusz Sikora, Christoph Schürmann, Wim J. H. Hagen, Sonja Welsch, Florian E. C. Blanc, Sören von Bülow, Michael Gecht, Katrin Bagola, Cindy Hörner, Ger van Zandbergen, Jonathan Landry, Nayara Trevisan Doimo de Azevedo, Shyamal Mosalaganti, Andre Schwarz, Roberto Covino, Michael D. Mühlebach, Gerhard Hummer, Jacomine Krijnse Locker, and Martin Beck.
Science 370(6513) 203 (2020) — Cover article (issue 08.10.2020)
Long coverage on the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and the New York Times.

12. Regulation of lipid saturation without sensing membrane fluidity
Stephanie Ballweg, Erdinc Sezgin, Milka Doktorova, Roberto Covino, John Reinhard, Dorith Wunnicke, Inga Hänelt, Ilya Levental, Gerhard Hummer, and Robert Ernst.
Nature Communications 11 756 (2020)

11. Molecular free energy profiles from force spectroscopy experiments by inversion of observed committors
Roberto Covino*, Michael T. Woodside, Gerhard Hummer, Attila Szabo, and Pilar Cossio* (*shared corresponding authors).
Journal of Chemical Physics 151 154115 (2019) – Featured article

10. Osh proteins control nanoscale lipid organization necessary for PI(4,5)P2 synthesis
Taki Nishimura, Michael Gecht, Roberto Covino, Gerhard Hummer, Hiroyuki Arai, Nozomu Kono, and Christopher J. Stefan.
Molecular Cell 75(5) 1043 (2019)

9. The active roles of biological membranes and the hidden side of the unfolded protein response
Roberto Covino, Gerhard Hummer, and Robert Ernst.
Molecular Cell 71(3) 458 (2018)

8. The molecular recognition of phosphatidic acid by an amphipathic helix in Opi1
Harald F. Hofbauer, Michael Gecht, Sabine C. Fischer, Anja Seybert, Achilleas S. Frangakis, Ernst H.K. Stelzer, Roberto Covino, Gerhard Hummer, and Robert Ernst.
Journal of Cell Biology 217(9) 3109-3126 (2018)

7. Variational identification of markovian transition states
Linda Martini, Adam Kells, Roberto Covino, Gerhard Hummer, Nicolae-Viorel Buchete, and Edina Rosta.
Physical Review X 7(3) 031060 (2017)

6. Activation of the unfolded protein response by lipid bilayer stress
Kristina Halbleib, Kristina Pesek, Roberto Covino, Harald F. Hofbauer, Dorith Wunnicke, Inga Hanelt, Gerhard Hummer, and Robert Ernst.
Molecular Cell 67(4) 673 (2017)
Featured in Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 18 471 (2017)

5. Intrinsic map dynamics exploration for uncharted effective free-energy landscapes
Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Roberto Covino, Ronald R. Coifman, C. William Gear, Anastasia S. Georgiou, Gerhard Hummer, and Ioannis G. Kevrekidis.
PNAS 114(28) E5494 (2017)

4. A eukaryotic sensor for membrane lipid saturation
Roberto Covino*, Stephanie Ballweg*, Claudius Stordeur*, Jonas B. Michaelis, Kristina Puth, Florian Wernig, Amir Bahrami, Andreas M. Ernst, Gerhard Hummer, and Robert Ernst (*shared first authors).
Molecular Cell 63(1) 49 (2016)

3. The role of non-native interactions in the folding of knotted proteins: insights from molecular dynamics simulations
Roberto Covino*, Tatjana Škrbić, Silvio a Beccara, Pietro Faccioli, and Cristian Micheletti (*corresponding author).
Biomolecules 4(1) 1 (2013)

2. Folding pathways of a knotted protein with a realistic atomistic force field
Silvio a Beccara, Tatjana Škrbić, Roberto Covino, Cristian Micheletti, and Pietro Faccioli.
PLoS Comput Biol 9(3) e1003002 (2013)

1. Dominant folding pathways of a WW domain
Silvio a Beccara, Tatjana Škrbić, Roberto Covino, and Pietro Faccioli.
PNAS 109(7) 2330 (2012)