TexRec

The consolidants and adhesives currently used for conservation in archaeology have several drawbacks, which has led to a lively research activity to develop new materials for conservation. It is expected that the new materials will avoid "plasticization," enable "green" environmentally friendly chemistry, and be able to build multifunctional networks. DWI focuses on the development of bioinspired/biomimetic materials for the conservation of archaeological textiles. Biomimetic adhesives based on supercharged unfolded peptides (SUP) are being adapted to this problem, originally developed for medical purposes (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-23117-9). These adhesives are made to join fibers together in archaeological artifacts.

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Project Leader

Dr. Barbara Dittrich

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+49 241 80-23340
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Vice Scientific Director | Member of the Scientific Board

Prof. Dr. Andreas Herrmann

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+49 241 80-23304
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Science Support Team

Tina-Marie Thomas, M.Sc.

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