FMS Research Center

FMS Topical Seminar on Virus Particles

Virus particles as components of (meta)materials and catalytic systems

Wednesday 29 October 2014
From 13:00h to 18:00h


The main objective of this seminar is to discuss the potential use of modified virus particles, virus capsids, and synthetic virus-like particles as nano-building blocks for the construction of functional self-assembled systems focusing on applications in the fields of (meta-)materials and catalysis.


12:00 Lunch (for speakers and organizers only)
13:00 Jeroen Cornelissen (University of Twente, NL)
           Protein cages on nanoreactors
13:30 Mauri Kostiainen (Aalto University, Finland)
           Crystalline assemblies from nanoparticles and protein cages
14:00 Renko de Vries (Wageningen University, NL)
            Design and self-assembly of simple coat proteins for artificial viruses
14:30 BREAK
15:00 Paul van der Schoot (Eindhoven University of Technology, NL)
           Encapsulation of nanoparticles by virus coat proteins: predictions from simple models
15:30 Jan van Hest (Radboud University, NL)
           Stimulus responsive virus-like particles with tunable size
16:00 Anja Palmans (Eindhoven University of Technology, NL)
           Dynamic single chain polymeric nanoparticles: from structure to function
16:30 Final discussion and remarks
17:00 Borrel
18:00 End of the seminar

All lectures will last 25 minutes + 5 min discussion.

Radboud University Nijmegen
Institute for Molecules and Materials
Heyendaalseweg 135 , Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Huygens Building, Colloquium room 03.817
(3rd floor, wing 8)

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Registration is now closed.

PhD students, postdocs, and faculty from the groups members of the FMS Research Center are welcome to attend upon prior registration. Please register before 26 October by sending and email to (including name, academic position, and university). Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability of seats.