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Macey, Michael; Ramkissoon, Nisha K.; Pearson, Victoria K.; Schwenzer, Susanne P. and Olsson-Francis, Karen (2019). Viable metabolisms in a simulated martian chemical environment. In: Access Microbiology, Microbiology Society, 1.

Macey, Michael Christopher; Stephens, Ben; Fox-Powell, Mark; Schwenzer, Susanne P.; Pearson, Victoria K.; Cousins, Claire R. and Olsson-Francis, Karen (2019). The microbial diversity of a sulfur-rich and saline cold pool in the Canadian high Arctic. In: Access Microbiology, Microbiology Society, 1.

Lannes, Romain; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Lopez, Philippe and Bapteste, Eric (2019). Carbon fixation by marine ultra-small prokaryotes. Genome Biology and Evolution, 11(4) pp. 1166–1177. file

Cavalazzi, B.; Barbieri, R.; Gómez, F.; Capaccioni, B.; Olsson-Francis, K.; Pondrelli, M.; Rossi, A.P.; Hickman-Lewis, K.; Agangi, A.; Gasparotto, G.; Glamoclija, M.; Ori, G.G.; Rodriguez, N. and Hagos, M. (2019). The Dallol Geothermal Area, Northern Afar (Ethiopia) — An Exceptional Planetary Field Analog on Earth. Astrobiology, 19(4) pp. 553–578. file

de Vera, Jean-Pierre; Alawi, Mashal; Backhaus, Theresa; Baqué, Mickael; Billi, Daniela; Böttger, Ute; Berger, Thomas; Bohmeier, Maria; Cockell, Charles; Demets, René; de la Torre Noetzel, Rosa; Edwards, Howell; Elsaesser, Andreas; Fagliarone, Claudia; Fiedler, Annelie; Foing, Bernard; Foucher, Frédéric; Fritz, Jörg; Hanke, Franziska; Herzog, Thomas; Horneck, Gerda; Hübers, Heinz-Wilhelm; Huwe, Björn; Joshi, Jasmin; Kozyrovska, Natalia; Kruchten, Martha; Lasch, Peter; Lee, Natuschka; Leuko, Stefan; Leya, Thomas; Lorek, Andreas; Martínez-Frías, Jesús; Meessen, Joachim; Moritz, Sophie; Moeller, Ralf; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Onofri, Silvano; Ott, Sieglinde; Pacelli, Claudia; Podolich, Olga; Rabbow, Elke; Reitz, Günther; Rettberg, Petra; Reva, Oleg; Rothschild, Lynn; Sancho, Leo Garcia; Schulze-Makuch, Dirk; Selbmann, Laura; Serrano, Paloma; Szewzyk, Ulrich; Verseux, Cyprien; Wadsworth, Jennifer; Wagner, Dirk; Westall, Frances; Wolter, David and Zucconi, Laura (2019). Limits of Life and the Habitability of Mars: The ESA Space Experiment BIOMEX on the ISS. Astrobiology, 19(2) pp. 145–157. file

Macey, Michael; Curtis-Harper, Elliot and Olsson-Francis, Karen (2019). Draft Genome Sequence of Clostridium sp. Strain E02, Isolated from an Estuarine Environment. Microbiology resource announcements, 8(2) file

Podolich, Olga; Kukharenko, Olga; Haidak, Andriy; Zaets, Iryna; Zaika, Leonid; Storozhuk, Olha; Palchikovska, Larysa; Orlovska, Iryna; Reva, Oleg; Borisova, Tatiana; Khirunenko, Ludmila; Sosnin, Mikhail; Rabbow, Elke; Kravchenko, Volodymyr; Skoryk, Mykola; Kremenskoy, Maksym; Demets, Rene; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Kozyrovska, Natalia and de Vera, Jean-Pierre Paul (2019). Multimicrobial Kombucha Culture Tolerates Mars-Like Conditions Simulated on Low-Earth Orbit. Astrobiology, 19(2) pp. 183–196.

Rettberg, Petra; Antunes, André; Brucato, John; Cabezas, Patricia; Collins, Geoffrey; Haddaji, Alissa; Kminek, Gerhard; Leuko, Stefan; McKenna-Lawlor, Susan; Moissl-Eichinger, Christine; Fellous, Jean-Louis; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Pearce, David; Rabbow, Elke; Royle, Samuel; Saunders, Mark; Sephton, Mark; Spry, Andy; Walter, Nicolas; Wimmer Schweingruber, Robert and Treuet, Jean-Charles (2019). Biological Contamination Prevention for Outer Solar System Moons of Astrobiological Interest: What Do We Need to Know? Astrobiology (Early Access). file


Olsson-Francis, Karen; Billi, Daniela; Teske, Andreas and de Vera, Jean-Pierre P. (2018). [Editorial] Habitability Beyond Earth. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9 p. 2645. file

Olsson-Francis, Karen; Ramkissoon, Nisha K.; Price, Alex B.; Slade, David J.; Macey, Michael C. and Pearson, Victoria K. (2018). The Study of Microbial Survival in Extraterrestrial Environments Using Low Earth Orbit and Ground-Based Experiments. In: Gurtler, Volker and Trevors, Jack T. eds. Microbiology of Atypical Environments. Methods in Microbiology, 45. Elsevier, pp. 27–65.

Price, A.; Macey, M. C.; Miot, J. and Olsson-Francis, K. (2018). Draft Genome Sequences of the Nitrate-Dependent Iron-Oxidizing Proteobacteria Acidovorax sp. Strain BoFeN1 and Paracoccus pantotrophus Strain KS1. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 7(10), article no. e01050-18. file

Curtis-Harper, Elliot; Pearson, Victoria K.; Summers, Stephen; Bridges, John C.; Schwenzer, Susanne P. and Olsson-Francis, Karen (2018). The Microbial Community of a Terrestrial Anoxic Inter-Tidal Zone: A Model for Laboratory-Based Studies of Potentially Habitable Ancient Lacustrine Systems on Mars. Microorganisms, 6(3), article no. 61. file

Price, Alex; Pearson, Victoria K.; Schwenzer, Susanne P.; Miot, Jennyfer and Olsson-Francis, Karen (2018). Nitrate-Dependent Iron Oxidation: A Potential Mars Metabolism. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9(513) file

Ramkissoon, N. K.; Schwenzer, S. P.; Pearson, V. K. and Olsson-Francis, K. (2018). Simulating the Martian Chemical Enivronment. In: 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 19-23 Mar 2018, The Woodlands, Houston, Texas, USA. file

Hamp, R. E.; Ramkissoon, N. K.; Olsson-Francis, K.; Schwenzer, S. P. and Pearson, V. K. (2018). The Physio-Chemical Properties for the Interior of Enceladus. In: 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 19-23 Mar 2018, The Woodlands, Houston, Texas, USA. file

Filiberto, Justin; Olsson-Francis, Karen and Schwenzer, Susanne P. (2018). Conclusions and Implications for Habitability of the Martian Crust. In: Filiberto, Justin and Schwenzer, Susanne P. eds. Volatiles in the Martian Crust. Elsevier, pp. 393–399.

Ramkissoon, Nisha K.; Macey, Michael C.; Schwenzer, Susanne P.; Pearson, Victoria K. and Olsson-Francis, Karen (2018). Microbial growth in simulated martian environments. In: European Planetary Science Congress 2018, 16-21 Sep 2018, Berlin, Germany. file


Boardman, C. P.; Summers, S. S.; Olsson-Francis, K. and Gladding, T. (2017). Plastic Microbial Acclimation and Optimisation of Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Processes may Improve Degradation Times. In: 16th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium (Sardinia 2017), 2-6 Oct 2017, S. Margherita di Pula, Sardinia, Italy,. file

Rolfe, S. M.; Patel, M. R.; Olsson-Francis, K.; Gilmour, I.; Ringrose, T. J. and McGenity, T. J. (2017). Mars simulated exposure and the characteristic Raman biosignatures of amino acids and halophilic microbes. In: 7th Astrobiology Society of Britain Conference, 13-14 Sep 2017, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, pp. 21–22. file

Olsson-Francis, Karen; Pearson, Victoria K.; Steer, Elisabeth D. and Schwenzer, Susanne P. (2017). Determination of Geochemical Bio-Signatures in Mars-Like Basaltic Environments. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, article no. 1668. file


Rolfe, S. M.; Patel, M. R.; Gilmour, I.; Olsson-Francis, K. and Ringrose, T. J. (2016). Defining Multiple Characteristic Raman Bands of α-Amino Acids as Biomarkers for Planetary Missions Using a Statistical Method. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, 46(2) pp. 323–346. file

Olsson-Francis, Karen; Pearson, Victoria K.; Schofield, Paul F.; Oliver, Anna and Summers, Stephen (2016). A Study of the Microbial Community at the Interface between Granite Bedrock and Soil Using a Culture-Independent and Culture-Dependent Approach. Advances in Microbiology, 6(3) pp. 233–245. file


Olsson-Francis, Karen; Pearson, Victoria; Boardman, Carl; Schofield, Paul; Oliver, Anna and Summers, Stephen (2015). A culture-independent and culture-dependent study of the bacteria community from the bedrock soil interface. Advances in Microbiology, 5(13) pp. 842–857. file

Cockell, Charles S.; Cousins, Claire; Wilkinson, Paul T.; Olsson-Francis, Karen and Rozitis, Ben (2015). Are thermophilic microorganisms active in cold? International Journal of Astrobiology, 14(3) pp. 457–463.

Curtis-Harper, Elliot; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Schwenzer, Susanne and Pearson, Victoria (2015). The anaerobic community of an estuarine environment: an analogue for life on Mars. In: 4th UK in Aurora Programme Meeting, 15 May 2015, London. file

Schwenzer, S. P.; Barnes, J. J.; Charlier, B. L.; Grady, M. M.; Hall, C.; Melwani Daswani, M.; Morse, A.; Olsson-Francis, K.; Patel, M.; Pearson, V.; Pillinger, J. M.; Preston, L. J.; Sheridan, S.; Sherlock, S. C.; Steer, E. D.; Summers, S.; Verchovsky, S.; Dove-Jay, A. S.; Jewell, S. and Musilova, M. (2015). Containers, sensors and samples to understand desert weathering. In: 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 16-20 Mar 2015, The Woodlands, TX, USA. file

Woolman, P. F.; Pearson, V. K.; Cockell, C. and Olsson-Francis, K. (2015). Subsurface Halophiles: An Analogue for Potential Life on Mars. In: UK Planetary Forum 12th Early Career Planetary Scientists’ Meeting, 19-20 Feb 2015, University of Kent. file

Woolman, P. F.; Pearson, V. K.; Cockell, C. S. and Olsson-Francis, K. (2015). Subsurface Halophiles: An Analogue for Potential Life on Mars. In: Life on Earth and Beyond: The History and Philosophy of the Origin of Life, 4-6 May 2015, Ven Island, Sweden. file


Curtis-Harper, E.; Pearson, V.; Schwenzer, S. and Olsson-Francis, K. (2014). The anaerobic community of an estuarine environment: an analogue for life on Mars. In: EANA14: Scientific Programme and Abstracts, European Astrobiology Network Association, p. 94. file

Curtis-Harper, E.; Pearson, V. K.; Schwenzer, S. P. and Olsson-Francis, K. (2014). The anaerobic community of an estuarine environment: an analogue for life on Mars. In: 12th Early Career Planetary Scientists’ Meeting, 19-20 Feb 2015, University of Kent, UK Planetary Forum. file


Olsson-Francis, Karen; Cockell, Charles and Watson, Jonathan S. (2013). Cyanobacteria isolated from the high-intertidal zone: a model for studying the physiological prerequisites for survival in low Earth orbit. International Journal of Astrobiology, 12(4) pp. 292–303.

Rolfe, S. M.; Patel, M. R.; Gilmour, I.; Olsson-Francis, K. and Ringrose, T. J. (2013). Detecting biomarkers on Mars using Raman spectroscopy. In: Molecules and Life in Extremes: UK Astrobiology Conference 2013 - (ASB5), 17-19 Apr 2013, Edinburgh, UK. file


Olsson-Francis, K.; Simpson, A. E.; Wolff-Boenisch, D. and Cockell, C. S. (2012). The effect of rock composition on cyanobacterial weathering of crystalline basalt and rhyolite. Geobiology, 10(5) pp. 434–444.

Rolfe, S. M.; Patel, M.; Gilmour, I.; Olsson-Francis, K.; Ringrose, T. J. and Cockell, C. (2012). Raman spectroscopy of biologically relevant amino acids under martian condtions. In: Astrobiology Science Conference 2012 Exploring Life: Past, Present, Near and Far, 16-20 Apr 2012, Atlanta, GA, USA. file


Paulino-Lima, Ivan Gláucio; Janot-Pacheco, Eduardo; Galante, Douglas; Cockell, Charles; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Brucato, John Robert; Baratta, Giuseppe Antonio; Strazzulla, Giovanni; Merrigan, Tony; McCullough, Robert; Mason, Nigel and Lage, Claudia (2011). Survival of Deinococcus radiodurans against laboratory-simulated solar wind charged particle. Astrobiology, 11(9) pp. 875–882.

Rolfe, S. M.; Patel, M. R.; Olsson-Francis, K.; Cockell, C. S. and Ringrose, T. J. (2011). Raman spectroscopy of amino acids and other biomarkers on Mars. In: 11th European Workshop on Astrobiology (Annual workshop of EANA), 11-14 Jul 2011, Cologne, Germany. file

Monaghan, E. P.; Patel, M. R.; Cockell, C. S. and Olsson-Francis, K. (2011). Habitability of the Martian subsurface for methanogenic life. In: Exploring Mars Habitability, 13-15 Jun 2011, Lisbon, Portugal.

Cockell, Charles S.; Rettberg, Petra; Rabbow, Elke and Olsson-Francis, Karen (2011). Exposure of phototrophs to 548 days in low earth orbit: microbial selection pressures in outer space and on early earth. ISME Journal, 5 pp. 1671–1682.

Cockell, Charles S.; Pybus, David; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Kelly, Laura; Petley, David; Rosser, Nick; Howard, Karen and Mosselmans, Fred (2011). Molecular characterization and geological microenvironment of a microbial community inhabiting weathered receding shale cliffs. Molecular Ecology, 61(1) pp. 166–181.

Kalamortz, Falk; Keis, Stefanie; Mcmillan, Duncan G. G.; Olsson, Karen; Stanton, Jo-Ann; Stockwell, Peter; Black, Mik A.; Klingeman, Dawn M.; Land, Miriam L.; Han, Cliff S.; Martin, Stanton L.; Becher, S. Anette; Peddie, Catherine J.; Morgan, Hugh W.; Matthies, Doreen; Preiß, Laura; Meier, Thomas; Brown, Steven D. and Cook, Gregory M. (2011). Draft genome sequence of the thermoalkaliphilic Caldalkalibacillus thermarum strain TA2.A1. Journal of Bacteriology, 193(16) pp. 4290–4291.


Cockell, C. S.; van Calsteren, Peter; Mosselmans, J. Fred W.; Franchi, Ian A.; Gilmour, Iain; Kelly, Laura; Olsson-Francis, Karen and Johnson, Diane (2010). Microbial endolithic colonization and the geochemical environment in young seafloor basalts. Chemical geology, 279(1-2) pp. 17–30.

Olsson-Francis, K.; Van Houdt, R.; Mergeay, M.; Leys, N. and Cockell, C. S. (2010). Microarray analysis of a microbe–mineral interaction. Geobiology, 8(5) pp. 446–456.

Monaghan, Euan P.; Patel, Manish R.; Cockell, Charles S. and Olsson-Francis, Karen (2010). Simulating microbe-mineral interactions in the subsurface of Mars. In: 10th European Workshop on Astrobiology EANA 2010, 6-8 Sep 2010, Pushchino, Russia. restricted access item, not available for direct download

Olsson-Francis, Karen and Cockell, Charles (2010). Use of cyanobacteria for in-situ resource use in space applications. Planetary And Space Science, 58(10) pp. 1279–1285. restricted access item, not available for direct download

Olsson-Francis, Karen; de la Torre, Rosa and Cockell, Charles S. (2010). Isolation of novel extreme-tolerant cyanobacteria from a rock-dwelling microbial community by using exposure to low Earth orbit. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76(7) pp. 2115–2121. restricted access item, not available for direct download

Olsson-Francis, Karen and Cockell, Charles (2010). Experimental methods for studying microbial survival in extraterrestrial environments. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 80(1) pp. 1–13.

de La Torre, Rosa; Sancho, Leopoldo G.; Horneck, Gerda; de los Ríos, Asunción; Wierzchos, Jacek; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Cockell, Charles; Rettberg, Petra; Berger, Thomas; de Vera, Jean-Pierre P.; Ott, Sieglinde; Frías, Jesus Martinez; Melendi, Pablo Gonzalez; Lucas, Maria Mercedes; Reina, Manuel; Pintado, Ana and Demets, René (2010). Survival of lichens and bacteria exposed to outer space conditions: results of the space Lithopanspermia experiment. Icarus, 208(2) pp. 735–748.


Olsson-Francis, Karen; Towner, Martin C.; de La Torre, Rosa and Cockell, Charles S. (2009). Survival of akinetes (resting-state cells of cyanobacteria) in low earth orbit and simulated extraterrestrial conditions. Origins Of Life And Evolution Of The Biosphere, 39(6) pp. 565–579.

Cockell, Charles; Olsson, Karen; Knowles, Felicity; Kelly, Laura; Herrera, Aude; Thorsteinsson, Thorstein and Marteinsson, Viggo (2009). Bacteria in weathered basaltic glass, Iceland. Geomicrobiology Journal, 26(7) pp. 491–507.

de Vera, J. P.; Ott, S.; de la Torre, R.; Sancho, L. G.; Horneck, G.; Rettberg, P.; Ascaso, C.; de los Ríos, A.; Wierzchos, J.; Cockell, C.; Olsson, K.; Frías, J. M. and Demets, R. (2009). ESA experiment BIOPAN-6-Germination and Growth Capacity of Lichen Symbiont Cells and Ascospores After Space Exposure. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, 39(3) pp. 359–360. file

Cockell, C. S. and Olsson-Francis, K. (2009). Alteration textures in terrestrial volcanic glass and the associated bacterial community. Geobiology, 7(1) pp. 50–65.


Tran, Sieu L.; Rao, Min; Simmers, Cameron; Gebhard, Susanne; Olsson, Karen and Cook, Gregory M. (2005). Mutants of Mycobacterium smegmatis unable to grow at acidic pH in the presence of the protonophore carbonyl cyanide m-chlorophenylhydrazone. Microbiology, 151(3) pp. 665–672.


Olsson, Karen; Keis, Stefanie; Morgan, Hugh W.; Dimroth, Peter and Cook, Gregory M. (2003). Bioenergetic properties of the Thermoalkaliphilic Bacillus sp. Strain TA2.A1. Journal of Bacteriology, 185(2) pp. 461–465.

Young, Katherine; Brent Seale, R.; Olsson, Karen; Aislabie, Jackie and Cook, Gregory M. (2003). Amino acid transport by Sphingomonas sp. strain Ant 17 isolated from oil-contaminated Antarctic soil. Polar Biology, 26(8) pp. 560–566.

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