University of South Carolina
Will be presenting
LEARNING FROM VIRUS - A FACILE ROUTE TO GENERATE CORE-SHELL NANOPARTICLES WITH FUNCTIONAL PROTEIN CORONA
The investigation of protein-polymer or protein-nanoparticle interaction is critical for the development of novel biomaterials and hierarchically assembled nano-architectures. Among them, the polymer-protein core-shell nanoparticles (PPCS-NPs) are the most common structures which offer many advantages in the field of medicine and energy applications. Here we show that PPCS-NPs can be prepared based on synergistic interactions between proteins and synthetic polymers, a strategy learning from virus assembly. This facile and versatile process can yield structural well-controlled core-shell structures, in which proteins stay as the corona and still maintain their original biological activities. A few cases studies will be presented to highlight the application potential of such core-shell nanostructures in drug delivery, antigen presentation and enzymatic reactions.
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 4:00pm Rm. 115 Burson
Refreshments served @ 3:45