BioMateriOME: Monitoring and Perception of Microbe-Material Interactions

Angela Sherry*, Beatriz Delgado Corrales, Romy Kaiser, Paula Nerlich, Armand Agraviador, Oliver Perry

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The BioMateriOME prototype has been co-designed to shed light on the microbial world with which we share our indoor living spaces by providing accessible solutions that increase societal awareness and understanding of indoor microbiomes. BioMateriOME combines the elements of a public materials library with microbiological monitoring of surfaces to characterise microbes inhabiting conventional or novel surface materials and, in parallel, to gauge human perceptions of microbe-material interactions in the built environment. Combined outputs from BioMateriOME will contribute to responsible practices in design and construction which could eventually be codified into benchmark standards and building regulation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBioProtopia
Subtitle of host publicationDesigning the Built Environment with Living Organisms
EditorsRuth Morrow, Ben Bridgens, Louise Mackenzie
Place of PublicationBasel, Switzerland
PublisherBirkhauser Verlag Basel
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783035625806
ISBN (Print)9783035625790
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2023

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