Gold nanorings on a DNA-viral template - CHEM 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Amy Blum

Supervisor's Email: amy.blum [at]

Supervisor's Phone: 5143986237

Supervisor's Website:

Supervisor's department: Chemistry

Course number: CHEM 396 (Chemistry)

Term: Fall 2014-2015

Project start date: Sept 10, 2014

Project end date: December 4, 2014

Project title: Gold nanorings on a DNA-viral template

Project description (50-100 words suggested): This project involves gold nanorings self-assembled onto a biomolecular template. The student will bind DNA to TMV coat protein, then use that DNA to attach nanoparticles functionalized with the complementary strand.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): 50% report, 50% lab work

Project status: This project is taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves: Handling chemicals.