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July 18, 2017

Plant Viruses as a Biological Building Block for Technology and Medicine

Lecture series: Science at the City Hall

Event date
July 18, 2017 7:00 PM  

Plant Viruses as a Biological Building Block for Technology and Medicine
Prof. Christina Wege, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomolecular Systems, University of Stuttgart

Plant viruses have posed a problem for humans and their agricultural crops for thousands of years; but over the last century, they have played an important role in research and the development of technology. They are truly multi-talented: sometimes appearing as parasites that have a devastating effect on the economy, but sometimes acting as useful symbionts. They also represent model systems for medicine, biology and physics, and increasingly facilitate the creation of new precision components for nanotechnology and ‘intelligent’ functional materials. During this lecture, Professor Dr. Wege, will explain how ‘functionaries’ based on tobacco mosaic viruses are being tested in Stuttgart for efficient biosensors and electronic, technical and diagnostic applications for everything from medicine to environmental analysis.

Event language: German

Rathaus Stuttgart
3rd Floor, Large Conference Room
Marktplatz 1
70173  Stuttgart