Marsden funding boosts molecular motors research

Scion scientist Katharine Challis has been awarded a Marsden Fast Start grant to explore how tiny molecular motors use energy.

Dr Challis, a theoretical physicist working in Scion’s bioenergy and biofuels team, says that the ‘motors’ within biological systems (including cells) are far more efficient than industrial processes and finding out how these nano-motors work may have major implications for the future of bioenergy.

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