In preparation / under review

  1. Spatial soft sweeps: patterns of adaptation in populations with long-range dispersal
    Jason Paulose, Joachim Hermisson, Oskar Hallatschek
    bioRxiv 299453 (2018)
  2. Evolutionary dynamics of bacteria in the gut microbiome within and across hosts
    Nandita R. Garud*, Benjamin H. Good*, Oskar Hallatschek, Katherine S. Pollard
  3. Jamming by growth
    P Gniewek, CF Schreck, O Hallatschek
    arXiv:1810.01999 (2018)
  4. Liquid Transport through Packings of Elastic Shells
    P Gniewek, O Hallatschek
    arXiv:1807.00249 (2018)

Published / in press

  1. Collective motion conceals fitness differences in crowded cellular populations
    Jona Kayser, Carl Schreck, Matti Gralka, Diana Fusco, Oskar Hallatschek
  2. Effective models and the search for quantitative principles in microbial evolution
    Benjamin Good, Oskar Hallatschek
    Current Opinion in Microbiology (2018) 45 203.
  3. Directional selection limits ecological diversification and promotes ecological tinkering during the competition for substitutable resources
    Benjamin H Good, Stephen Martis, Oskar Hallatschek
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (2018)
    bioRxiv 292821 (2018); doi:
  4. Selection-like biases emerge in population models with recurrent jackpot events
    Oskar Hallatschek
    Genetics (2018) 210:3 1053-1073.
  5. Jona Kayser, Carl Schreck, Yu Qinqin, Matti GralkaO. Hallatschek.
    Emergence of evolutionary driving forces in pattern-forming microbial populations.
    Philosophical Transactions B (
  6. Mechano-chemostats to study the effects of compressive stress on yeast.
    LJ Holt, O. Hallatschek, M Delarue
    Methods in cell biology (2018) 147, 215-231
  7. Gabriel Birzu, Oskar Hallatschek, Kirill S. Korolev
    Fluctuations uncover a distinct class of traveling waves
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci  (2018); DOI:10.1073/pnas.1715737115
  8. Morgan Delarue, Gregory Poterewicz, Ori Hoxha, Jessica Choi, Wonjung Yoo, Jona Kayser, Liam Holt*, Oskar Hallatschek*
    SCWISh network is essential for survival under mechanical pressure
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (2017).
  9. Daniel B. Weissman, O. Hallatschek
    Minimal-assumption inference from population-genomic data
    eLife (2017); 6:e24836
  10. Matti Gralka, Diana Fusco, Stephen Martis, O. Hallatschek
    Convection shapes the trade-off between antibiotic efficacy and the selection for resistance in spatial gradients
    Physical Biology 14 045011 (2017)
    arXiv:1701.05970 [q-bio.PE]
  11. Morgan Delarue, Daniel Weissman, Oskar Hallatschek
    A simple molecular mechanism explains multiple patterns of cell-size regulation
    PLoS ONE 12(8): e0182633 (2017).
  12. Fred Farrell, Matti Gralka, O. Hallatschek, Bartek Waclaw
    Mechanical interactions in bacterial colonies and the surfing probability of beneficial mutations
    Journal of the Royal Society Interface 14: 20170073 (2017).
    arXiv:1701.03337 []
  13. Diana FuscoMatti Gralka, Jona KayserAlex Anderson, O. Hallatschek
    Excess of mutational jackpot events in expanding populations  revealed by spatial Luria-Delbrück experiments
    Nature Communications 7:12760 (2016). doi:10.1038/ncomms12760. (bioRxiv) (pdf).
  14. Matti Gralka, Fabian Stiewe, Fred Farrell, Wolfram Möbius, Bartek Waclaw , O. Hallatschek
    Allele surfing promotes adaptation from standing variation
    Ecology Letters 19: 889-898 (2016). doi:10.1111/ele.12625. (bioRxiv) (pdf)
  15. Morgan Delarue, J. Hartung, Carl Schreck, Pawel Gniewek, L. Hu, S. Herminghaus, O. Hallatschek
    Self-driven Jamming in Growing Microbial Populations
    Nature Physics 12: 762-766 (2016). doi:10.1038/nphys3741.
    News and Views
    by Ghokale and J. Gore
  16. Matti Gralka, Diana Fusco, O. Hallatschek
    Watching populations meltdown
    New and Notable, Biophysical Journal 111: 271-272 (2016). (pdf)
  17. C. Buss, C. Heussinger, O. Hallatschek
    Thermalized connectivity networks of jammed packings
    Soft Matter (2016). (arXiv)
  18. O. Hallatschek, L. Geyrhofer
    Collective Fluctuations in models of adaptation in the Dynamics of Adaptation and Other Traveling Waves
    Genetics 202: 1201-1227. (2016) Issue Highlight
  19. R. S. Sedeh, K. Pan, M. R. Adendorff, O. Hallatschek, K.-J. Bathe, M. Bathe
    Computing Nonequilibrium Conformational Dynamics of Structured Nucleic Acid Assemblies
    Journal of Chemical Theory & Computation, 12:261 (2016).
  20. O. Hallatschek, D. S. Fisher
    Acceleration of evolutionary spread by long-range dispersal
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (2014)
  21. D. B. Weissman, O. Hallatschek
    The rate of adaptation in large sexual populations with linear chromosomes.
    Genetics 196: 1167–1183. (2014)
  22. F. D. C. Farrell, O. Hallatschek, D. Marenduzzo, B. Waclaw
    Mechanically driven growth of quasi-two dimensional microbial colonies
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 168101 111 (46), E4911–E4919 (2013)
  23. E. Martens*, Shashi Thutupalli*, Antoine Fourrière and O. Hallatschek
    Chimera states in mechanical oscillator networks
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., Vol. 110(26):10563-10567 (2013)
    Press release MPG (D) , Princeton (EN)
  24. J.-F. Flot, B. Hespeels, X. Li, B. Noel, I. Arkhipova, E. G. J. Danchin, A. Hejnol, B. Henrissat, R. Koszul, J.-M. Aury, V. Barbe, R.-M. Bartélémy, J. Bast, G. A. Bazykin, O. Chabrol, A. Couloux, M. Da Rocha, C. Da Silva, E. Gladyshev, P. Gouret, O. Hallatschek, B. Hecox-Lea, K. Labadie, B. Lejeune, O. Piskurek, J. Poulain, F. Rodriguez, J. F. Ryan, O. A. Vakhrusheva, B. Wirth, I. Yushenova, M. Kellis, A. S. Kondrashov, D. B. Mark Welch, P. Pontarotti, J. Weissenbach, P. Wincker, O. Jaillon and K. Van Doninck
    Genomic evidence for ameiotic evolution in the bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga
    Nature, 500(7463): 453-457 , 2013.
  25. R. A. Neher and O. Hallatschek
    Genealogies in rapidly adapting populations
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 110(2): 437-442 , 2013.
  26. M. Meschede and O. Hallatschek
    Local disalignment can promote coherent collective motion through rapid information transfer
    New Journal of Physics 15:045027, 2013.
  27. J. Nullmeier and O. Hallatschek
    The coalescent in boundary-limited range expansions
    Evolution 67-5:1307-1320, 2013.
  28. L. Geyrhofer and O. Hallatschek
    Stochastic delocalization of finite populations
    J. Stat. Mech. Theor. Exp., P01007, 2013.
  29. O. Hallatschek
    Bacteria evolve to go against the grain
    Physics 5 93 (2012).
  30. K. S. Korolev, M. J. I. Müller, N. Karahan, A. W. Murray, O. Hallatschek, and D. R. Nelson
    Selective sweeps in growing microbial colonies
    Phys. Biol. 9 026008 (2012).
  31. R. Lehe, O. Hallatschek and L. Peliti
    The rate of beneficial mutations surfing on the wave of a range expansion
    PLoS Comput Biol 8(3): e1002447 (2012).
  32. Good, B. H., Rouzine I. M. , Balick D. J., Hallatschek O., and M. M. Desai
    Distribution of fixed beneficial mutations and the rate of adaptation in asexual populations.
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 109(13): 4950-4955 , 2012.
    see commentary article by M. Lässig
  33. Erik A. Martens, R. Kostadinov, C. C. Maley and O. Hallatschek
    Spatial structure increases the waiting for cancer
    New Journal of Physics 13, 115014 (2011).
    Focus Issue “Physics of Cancer”.
  34. Erik A. Martens and O. Hallatschek
    Interfering waves of adaptation promote spatial mixing
    Genetics 189:3, 1045-1060 (2011)
  35. O. Hallatschek
    “Noise driven evolutionary waves”
    PLoS Comput Biol 7(3): e1002005, 2011
  36. O. Hallatschek
    “The noisy edge of traveling waves”
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 108(5): 1783-1787, 2011
    see commentary article by D. S. Fisher
  37. O. Hallatschek and D. R. Nelson
    “Life at the front of an expanding population”
    Evolution 64:193–206, 2010.
  38. K.S. Korolev, M. Avlund, O. Hallatschek, and D. R. Nelson
    “Genetic demixing and evolution in linear stepping stone models”
    Reviews of Modern Physics 82, 1691–1718, 2010.
    Featured in Nature Physics.
  39. O. Hallatschek and K. S. Korolev
    “Fisher waves in the strong noise limit”
    Phys. Rev. Lett 103:108103, 2009.
  40. O. Hallatschek and D. R. Nelson
    “Population Genetics and Range Expansions”
    Physics Today 62:42-47, 2009.
  41. B. Obermayer, W. Möbius, O. Hallatschek, E. Frey and K. Kroy
    “A freely relaxing polymer remembers how it was straightened”
    Phys. Rev. E., 79:021804-021817, 2009.
  42. J. Glaser, O. Hallatschek and K. Kroy
    “Dynamic structure factor of a stiff polymer in a glassy solution”
    Eur. Phys. J. E, 26(1):123-136, 2008.
  43. O. Hallatschek and D. R. Nelson
    “Gene surfing in expanding populations”
    Theor. Pop. Biol., 37(1):158-170, 2008.
  44. O. Hallatschek, P. Hersen, S. Ramanathan and D. R. Nelson
    “Genetic drift at expanding frontiers promotes gene segregation”
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 104(50):19926-19930, 2007.
    Featured in Trends in Ecology & Evolution.
  45. O. Hallatschek, E. Frey and K. Kroy
    Tension dynamics in semiflexible polymers. I/II
    Phys. Rev. E, 75(3):14, 2007. / Phys. Rev. E, 75(3):20, 2007.
  46. B. Obermayer, O. Hallatschek, E. Frey and K. Kroy
    “Stretching dynamics of semiflexible polymers”
    Eur. Phys. J. E, 23(4):375-388, 2007.
  47. B. Obermayer and O. Hallatschek
    “Coupling of transverse and longitudinal response in stiff polymers”
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 99(9):4, 2007.
  48. T. Munk, O. Hallatschek, C. H. Wiggins and E. Frey
    “Dynamics of semiflexible polymers in a flow field”
    Phys. Rev. E, 74(4):11, 2006.
  49. O. Hallatschek, E. Frey and K. Kroy
    “Propagation and relaxation of tension in stiff polymers”
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 94(7):4, 2005.
  50. O. Hallatschek, E. Frey and K. Kroy
    “Overdamped stress relaxation in buckled rods”
    Phys. Rev. E, 70(3):19, 2004.
  51. L. Le Goff, O. Hallatschek, E. Frey and F. Amblard
    “Tracer studies on f-actin fluctuations”
    Phys. Rev. Lett., 89(25):4, 2002.

Doctoral Thesis

  1. O. Hallatschek,
    “Semiflexible Polymer Dynamics”
    Shaker, 2005. ISBN:978-3-8322-3729-5.