Physical Virology

As physical manifestations - in size, structure, molecular composition, and function - of the boundary between chemistry and biology, viruses receive ever-increasing attention in fundamental science and applied technology. The Physical Virology GRC covers viruses as paradigms for nanoscale self-assembly, genomic packaging and delivery, materials development, and interactions among biological systems. These fields are investigated by mathematicians, physicists, chemists, material scientists, and biologists, providing outstanding opportunities but also challenges in communication between disciplines. The goal of this conference is to bring together leading scientists and young investigators with the molecular, theoretical, materials-oriented, and biological perspectives that are rapidly shaping the study and use of virus-based and virus-inspired functional systems.
+ show speakers and program
Lessons from Nature, Part I
(William Gelbart / Michael Buchmeier / James Bryers)
Protein Nanoparticles for Biomedicine, Part I
(Marianne Manchester / Carston Wagner / Aravind Asokan / David Peabody)
Virus Assembly
(Peter Stockley / Carolyn Teschke / Lindsay Black)
Virus Structure and Dynamics
(Nicole Steinmetz / Brian Bothner / Susan Schroeder / Alasdair Steven)
Protein Nanoparticles for Biomedicine, Part II
(Matthew Francis / Anette Schneemann / Laura Palomares)
Virus Based Materials
(Trevor Douglas / Junghae Suh / James Culver / Bogdan Dragnea)
Protein Cages and Cargoes, Natural and Engineered
(Jeroen Cornelissen / Akif Tezcan / Donald Hilvert)
Production and Self-Assembly
(Mavis Agbandje-McKenna / Reidun Twarock / Philip Santangelo / James Swartz)
Lessons from Nature, Part II
(John (Jack) Johnson / Todd Yeates / George Lomonossoff)

20 Jan - 25 Jan 2012
United States of America
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