BioE Seminar Series: Building New Materials from Chemically Modified Proteins
Thursday, October 16, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A
Matthew B. Francis, Professor, Department of Chemistry, UC-Berkeley
The uniquely diverse structures and functions of biomolecules offer many exciting opportunities for creating new materials with advanced properties. Using only a limited set of side chains and auxiliary groups, they have evolved unparalleled abilities to accelerate chemical transformations, facilitate the delivery of genetic cargo to targeted cells, bind specific analytes in complex mixtures, transduce energy, and generate elaborate three-dimensional structures through self-assembly. This presentation will focus on the application of new modification strategies for the preparation of new bioconjugates for a range of different applications.