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Dr Andela Saric

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HFSP Postdoctoral Fellow

Emmanuel College Research Fellow


Andela is also affiliated with the University College London, as a starting junior group leader. More information on Research and Opportunities can be found here



2013 - Ph.D. in Chemical Physics, Columbia University 

2009 - M.A. in Chemical Physics, Columbia University

2008 - Diploma in Chemistry, University of Zagreb


Research Interests

Soft matter, Biophysics, Computer simulations, Self organisation, Physical approaches to biologically inspired problems



20. M. Šimunović, A. Šarić, M. Henderson, K. Y. C. Lee and G. A. Voth, Lipid membrane mediates long-range interactions between linear aggregates of membrane-curving proteins, submitted.

19. P. Wirnsberger, D. Fijan, R. A. Lightwood, A. Šarić, C. Dellago and D. Frenkel, Numerical evidence for thermally induced monopoles Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. , in press (2017); arXiv:1610.06840.

18. A. Šarić§, T. C. T. Michaels§, A. Zaccone, T. P. J. Knowles and D. Frenkel, Kinetics of spontaneous filament nucleation via oligomers: insights from theory and simulationJ. Chem. Phys. 145 211926 (2016). (Cover paper of the special issue "Nucleation: New Concepts and Discoveries". Highlighted in the AIP News, Editor's choce for 2016)

17. C. van der Wel, A. Vahid, A. Šarić, T. Idema, D. Heinrich and D. J. Kraft, Lipid membrane-mediated attraction between curvature inducing object, Scientific Reports 6, 32825 (2016).

16. S. J. Bachmann, J. Kotar, L. Parolini, A. Šarić, P. Cicuta, L. Di Michele§ and B. M. Mognetti§Melting transition in lipid vesicles functionalised by mobile DNA linkersSoft Matter 12, 7804 (2016).

15. A. Šarić, A. K. Buell§, G. Meisl§,  T. C. Michaels, C. M. Dobson, S. Linse, T. P. J. Knowles and D. Frenkel. Physical determinants of the self-replication of protein fibrilsNature Physics 12, 874 (2016). (Highlight on Cam Research News, UCL Research News, Media). Free view-only version.

14. P. Wirnsberger, D. Fijan, A. Šarić, M. Neumann, C. Dellago and D. Frenkel, Non-equilibrium simulations of thermally induced electric fields in waterJ. Chem. Phys. 144, 224102 (2016).

13. A. Šarić , Y. C. Chebaro , T. P. J. Knowles  and D. Frenkel. Crucial role of nonspecific interactions in amyloid nucleation,  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 111, 17869 (2014). (Highlight on the HFSP website.)

12. S. A. Mallory, A. Šarić, C. Valeriani and A. Cacciuto. Anomalous thermomechanical properties of a self-propelled colloidal fluid. Phys. Rev. E 89, 052303 (2014).

11. B. M. Mognetti§, A. Šarić§, S. Angioletti-Uberti, A. Cacciuto, C. Valeriani, and D. Frenkel. Living clusters and crystals from low densities suspensions of active colloids. Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 245702 (2013). (Editor's suggestion. Also highlighted in Physics Focus.)

10. J. Napoli, A. Šarić and A. Cacciuto. Collapsing nanoparticle-laden nanotubes. Soft Matter 9, 8881 (2013).

9. A. Šarić and A. Cacciuto. Self-assembly of nanoparticles adsorbed on fluid and elastic membranes. Soft Matter 9, 6677 (2013). (Review article.)

8. A. Šarić and A. Cacciuto. Mechanism of membrane tube formation induced by adhering nanocomponents. Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 188101 (2012). (Cover paper of the weekly issue. Highlighted in Physics Synopsis.)

7. A. Šarić and A. Cacciuto. Fluid membranes can drive linear aggregation of adsorbed spherical nanoparticles. Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 118101 (2012). (Editor's suggestion.)

6. A. Šarić and A. Cacciuto. Soft elastic surfaces as a platform for particle self-assembly. Soft Matter 7, 8324 (2011).

5. A. Šarić and A. Cacciuto. Particle self-assembly on soft elastic shells. Soft Matter 7, 1874 (2011).

4. A. Šarić§, B. Bozorgui§, and A. Cacciuto. Packing of soft asymmetric dumbbells. J. Phys. Chem. B 115, 7173 (2010). (On the cover of the special issue "Clustering in Complex Fluids".)

3. A. Šarić, J. C. Pàmies, and A. Cacciuto. Effective elasticity of a flexible filament bound to a deformable cylindrical surface. Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 226101 (2010).

2. A. Šarić, T. Hrenar, M. Mališ, and N. Došlić. Quantum mechanical study of secondary structure formation in protected dipeptides. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 12, 4678 (2010).

1. A. Šarić, V. Vrček and M. Bühl. Density Functional Study of Protonated Formylmetallocenes. Organometallics 27, 394 (2008).

§ shared authorship


Fellowships and Awards

  • Sir Alan Wilson Research Fellowship in biological and medicinal sciences, Emmanuel College (2014-2017)

  • Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowship (2013-2016)

  • The Hammett Award to outstanding Ph.D. Student, Columbia University (2013)

  • Rector's award, University of Zagreb (2008)

Research Group

Telephone number

01223 763874 (shared)

Email address