Supervisor's Name: Amy Blum
Supervisor's Email: amy.blum [at] mcgill.ca
Supervisor's Phone: 5143986237
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.