Event Detail

Event Type: 
Colloquium
Date/Time: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 15:30 to 16:30
Location: 
Kidder 350

Speaker Info

Institution: 
The University of York, UK
Abstract: 

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Viruses are remarkable examples of order at the nano-scale. Many viruses, including the common cold, package
their genomes into protein containers that are organized according to icosahedral surface lattices. We present
here group and graph theoretical approaches for the characterization of virus structure, and demonstrate that
these techniques provide new insights into virus assembly. We also show that these mathematical approaches can
be exploited for the construction of nanoparticles in vaccine design and the development of novel forms of
antiviral therapy.