Chemical Biology and Catalysis with Tailored Virus-Like Particles

Seminar series
Physical Chemistry Seminar
When
Mon, May 5 4:00pm
Where
2033 Young Hall
Speaker Professor M.G. Finn
Georgia Institute of Technology
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Description

Abstract: Virus-like particles represent robust and easily accessible nanoscale scaffolds for a variety of applications in chemistry, molecular biology, and materials science. Our work in recent years has focused on the particle derived from the bacteriophage Qb capsid as a model system. Methods for the chemical and genetic modification of the coat protein, its targeting to particular cell types, and its use as an immunogen and as a container for functional proteins and aptamers will be described. 

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