Thursday, 6 November 2008

Nano-life & Viruses: the basics

Part of the Harvard-MIT Department of Biology courseware for undergraduate and graduate courses, Nano-life: An Introduction to Virus Structure and Assembly covers the basic principles of virus structure and symmetry, capsid assembly, strategies for enclosing nucleic acid, proteins involved in entry and exit, and the life cycles of well understood pathogens such as HIV, influenza, polio, and Herpes. Aimed at undergraduate students, this resource provides access to a course syllabus, readings and assignments. Made available on the Web by the MIT at