Application of Biology to Cultural Heritage III

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2024 | Viewed by 104

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VICARTE Research Unit, Department of Conservation and Restoration, NOVA School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA), 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Interests: preventive conservation; cultural heritage; biocides; biodiversity; biodeterioration
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Dear Colleagues,

The third edition of this Special Issue “Application of Biology to Cultural Heritage III” aims to cover all the latest outstanding developments of biological and biochemical methods that have been developed and applied to cultural heritage.

Cultural heritage biodiversity has received a great deal of research attention in recent years. This Special Issue intends to continue providing a comprehensive examination of the science of biology and its practical application for the preservation of cultural heritage. In this new Special Issue, research papers or reviews on all aspects of biological causes, modes of action, biocidal treatment, and the protection and prevention of cultural heritage are welcome, as well as those addressing the biodeterioration of cultural heritage studies. Papers on the analysis and testing of macro- and microorganisms affecting the preservation of cultural heritage are also welcome.

The knowledge that has arisen from studies of biology applied to cultural heritage may be translated into new conservation and restoration treatments.

This Special Issue addresses researchers from both academia and industry, working in microbiology and biotechnology.

This Special Issue does not include theoretical bioinformatics, medical microbiology, or phytopathological microbiology.

Dr. Maria Filomena Macedo
Guest Editor

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  • cultural heritage
  • biology
  • biochemistry
  • conservation and restoration
  • preservation
  • treatments
  • biocides
  • biodiversity
  • biodeterioration

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