Trehalose Notes



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Trehalose Artefacts is about enhancing human survival during drought using trehalose, a natural sugar that protects cells from dehydration. It explores how trehalose-based products may be developed to enable humans to live on less water by reducing water loss through skin surfaces.

This section contains a summary of the research, conceptualisation and making processes for the project. Click here to see the final outcomes of the project.

This final MA project was created in collaboration with the UCL Centre for Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine, photographs of our experiments can be viewed here.