[PAST EVENT] Chemistry Spring Seminar
Abstract: Nature long ago solved problems plaguing contemporary chemists with polydispersity and controlled synthesis at the nanoscale. The biological production and proliferation of viruses?each viral particle identical to the last?is unsurpassed in terms of both output and quality control relative to anything humans can accomplish today at such a scale. Our research program reengineers viruses for a palate of purposes, from drug delivery to materials fabrication to a test-bed for new bioconjugation reactions. I will be presenting several projects in our group that illustrate the power of chemical virology from an organic/materials chemist?s perspective with applications in medicinal science as well as material science.