Posted on 24 March 2017
The research was funded by the University of York’s Research Innovation Office, and the results were published in the journal Royal Society Open Science on 22nd March 2017 (details below). The paper was written by Dr Katherine Dunn, with co-authors from the Departments of Physics, Biology and Electronic Engineering. The University of York filed a patent application for the technology and commercial partners are now being sought to develop it further.
Paper: An experimental study of the putative mechanism of a synthetic autonomous rotary DNA nanomotor, K.E. Dunn, M.C. Leake, A.J.M. Wollman, M.A. Trefzer, S. Johnson & A.M. Tyrrell. Royal Society Open Science (2017).
To read the full story, go to: https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2017/research/scientist-develops-dna-nanomotor-designed-to-rotat/