392527 Invited: Tailored Virus-like Particles for Biomedicine and Catalysis

Monday, November 17, 2014: 2:10 PM
International 6 (Marriott Marquis Atlanta)
M.G. Finn, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Viruses and virus-like particles are the largest scaffolds conveniently available to the molecular scientist with structures known to atomic resolution. They therefore represent unique tools with which to explore a variety of questions in nanoscience, biology, and materials research. Our work in recent years has focused on the particle derived from the bacteriophage Q-beta 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 in immunology and as a container for functional biological molecules will be described.

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