M.G. Finn (The Scripps Research Institute and the Georgia Institute of Technology after March 2013) and his coworkers develop chemical and biological tools for the creation of functional molecules, and make such molecules for biomedical purposes. His group has provided click chemistry methods for synthesis and bioconjugation, and has pioneered the use of viruses and virus-like particles as polyvalent agents for cell targeting, immunology, and catalysis. They also have strong interests in materials chemistry, molecular evolution, and analytical techniques that support these missions. He is most proud of being recognized as the inaugural winner of the The Scripps Research Institute Outstanding Mentor Award in 2011. He is Editor in Chief of the ACS journal Combinatorial Science.