18 June 2019

Pathogenic fungi also have good properties. The fungus Hormographiella aspergillata, for example, produces water-repellent spores. Could you make a coating out of that, wondered designer Emma van der Leest and biologist Aneta Schaap-Oziemlak?

They sought collaboration with Paul Verweij and Sybren de Hoog, theme Infectious diseases and global health. Together they won the Bio Art & Design Award to further develop the development of waterproof synthetic leather.

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