Fungal biotechnology is currently undergoing a renaissance and advances the transition from a petroleum-based economy into a bio-based circular economy. Its potential to sustainably produce textiles as well as materials for construction, furniture and transportation industries has the potential to significantly contribute to the United Nation’s sustainable development goals.
Fungal Biology and Biotechnology therefore welcomes research papers, review articles or primers to the Special Collection "Connecting material science and fungal biology". The aim of this collection is to provide fungal and material experts a forum for discussion on the multidisciplinary approaches important in the rapidly evolving field of fungal biomaterials, to highlight recent breakthroughs and to exchange ideas and visions.
Of special interest are the following topics:
- the exploration of fungal systems for the synthesis of composites, fibers, membranes, leather and other nanomaterials
- the biofabrication with fungi and fungi with other microorganisms
- the development of spalted or bioengineered wood with fungi
- the development and application of fungal biomaterials in architecture and construction industries
- the recycling of fungal biomaterials
- the potential implications of fungal biomaterials on our society