Breakfast Club Seminar Series

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Colly Mitchell


Summary Sentence: "Engineering the Form and Function of Virus-Like Particles" - M.G. Finn, PhD - Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Full Summary: The IBB Breakfast Club seminar series was started with the spirit of the Institute's interdisciplinary mission in mind and started to feature local IBB faculty member's research in a seminar format. Faculty are often asked to speak at other universities and conferences, but rarely present at their home institution, this seminar series is an attempt to close that gap. The IBB Breakfast Club is open to anyone in the bio-community.

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"Engineering the Form and Function of Virus-Like Particles"

M.G. Finn, PhD

Professor, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Georgia Tech

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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Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB)

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  • Created By: Colly Mitchell
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  • Created On: Apr 9, 2013 - 7:19am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:03pm