The European countries are often recognised as the cradle of some of the world’s most important cultural heritage in stone. The cultural, artistic and social importance of stone monuments and lithic works of art evidences the general need to safeguard our praiseworthy cultural heritage. Unfortunately, we are confronted with some problems concerning their conservation, such as the increase of atmospheric contamination, the complex interactions between physical, chemical and biological factors, vandalism, lack of maintenance, and inefficient conservation treatments. This session will focus on the novel approaches that have been recently developed in the field of stone cultural heritage. The new emerging technologies, together with the variety of strategies, methodologies and biotechnological approaches available today show the wide range of possibilities that can be applied to stone heritage conservation. We invite studies devoted to: (i) novel tools for the identification of microorganisms and metabolites responsible for stone biodeterioration; (ii) biomaterials used for the preservation of granite and limestone materials; (iii) natural products from plants or microorganisms as innovative bioactive compounds for controlling biodeterioration; (iv) biotechnological approaches for the preservation of stone-built heritage and removal of sulphates, nitrates or organic substances from stone walls; (v) bioremediation strategies for building restoration. Experimental design setups, laboratory-based assays and field tests are also welcomed.

Co-organized as ERE7.3/NH2.4
Convener: Patricia Sanmartín | Co-conveners: Ana Z. Miller, Domenico Pangallo, Guadalupe Piñar Larrubia
| Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 10:45–12:30
Hall A

Attendance time: Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 10:45–12:30 | Hall A

A.361 |
Tau-Yu Chen and Chia-Ming Lo
A.362 |
| Highlight
High Accumulation of Nitrate and the Microorganisms Involved on Angkor Sandstone Monuments in Cambodia
Ji-Dong Gu and Yoko Katayama
A.363 |
| Highlight
Katja Sterflinger, Hakim Tafer, Caroline Poyntner, and Guadalupe Pinar
A.364 |
José L. Gonzalez-Pimentel, Valme Jurado, Leonila Laiz, Ana Z. Miller, Bernardo Hermosin, and Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez
A.365 |
Patricia Sanmartín, Daniel Vázquez-Nion, and Pilar Bosch-Roig
A.366 |
Ana Z. Miller, José L. Gonzalez-Pimentel, Leonila Laiz, Igor Tiago, Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez, and Giuseppe Nicolosi
A.367 |
Beatriz Prieto, Áurea Montoro, Elsa Fuentes, Uxía Aguiar, and Patricia Sanmartín
A.368 |
Beatriz Prieto, Daniel Vázquez-Nion, Javier Cancelo-González, Elsa Fuentes, Luis Pinho, and Benita Silva
A.369 |
Mathilda Larsson Coutinho, Ana Miller, and Filomena Macedo
A.371 |
Layla M. San-Emeterio, José M. de la Rosa, Nicasio T Jiménez-Morillo, and José A. González-Pérez
A.372 |
José González-Pérez, Layla M. San-Emeterio, Andrea Martín-Pérez, Ángel La Iglesia, Ana María Alonso-Zarza, and Gonzalo Almendros
A.373 |
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Biotechnology in agreement to sustainable conservation strategy of cultural heritage
Franco Palla