Chemical Biology and Catalysis with Tailored Virus-Like Particles

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

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.