Viral electrostatics

Affiliation: 
University of Ljubljana & Jožef Stefan Institute
Location: 
Higgs Centre Seminar Room, JCMB
Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 
13:00 to 14:00

Abstract:

I will present several models of the effects of electrostatic interactions on viruses. Starting from a discussion of charge distribution and the pertaining charge regulation description, I will explore in detail several examples of the role of charge-charge interactions for capsid stability as well as the interactions between the capsid proteins and the compactified genetic cargo.