Viruses and Nanotechnology

  • Marianne Manchester
  • Nicole F. Steinmetz

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 327)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. N. F. Steinmetz, T. Lin, G. P. Lomonossoff, J. E. Johnson
    Pages 23-58
  3. N. G. Portney, G. Destito, M. Manchester, M. Ozkan
    Pages 59-69
  4. M. L. Flenniken, M. Uchida, L. O. Liepold, S. Kang, M. J. Young, T. Douglas
    Pages 71-93
  5. G. Destito, A. Schneemann, M. Manchester
    Pages 95-122
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 143-147

About this book


Nanobiotechnology involves the exploitation of biomaterials, devices or methodologies at the nanoscale. Virus particles are natural nanomaterials and have received particular attention as novel building blocks for materials design and fabrication. In this volume, leaders in the field of viral nanobiotechnology address the fundamental means for generating virus-based nanoparticles by performing chemistry on virion substrates, multilayered arrays and hybrid virus networks incorporating materials such as quantum dots and carbon nanotubes. The use of virus-like protein cages to generate novel materials that can be used for biomedical applications such as biomedical imaging and vaccine purposes is discussed. Finally, the novel tumor-targeting properties of certain viruses are harnessed to achieve specificity in vivo. This volume describes the unprecedented opportunities to capitalize on the vast knowledge of virus particles and their physical and material properties.


Nanomaterial bacteriophages biomedical imaging biotechnology cowpea mosaic virus design fabrication flock house virus icosahedral virus nanotechnology protein protein cage architectures viral nanoparticles virus virus-like particles

Editors and affiliations

  • Marianne Manchester
    • 1
  • Nicole F. Steinmetz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cell Biology Center for Integrative Molecular BiosciencesScripps Research InstituteLa JollaUSA

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