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Baqué, Mickael; Backhaus, Theresa; Meeßen, Joachim; Hanke, Franziska; Böttger, Ute; Ramkissoon, Nisha; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Baumgärtner, Michael; Billi, Daniela; Cassaro, Alessia; de la Torre Noetzel, Rosa; Demets, René; Edwards, Howell; Ehrenfreund, Pascale; Elsaesser, Andreas; Foing, Bernard; Foucher, Frédéric; Huwe, Björn; Joshi, Jasmin; Kozyrovska, Natalia; Lasch, Peter; Lee, Natuschka; Leuko, Stefan; Onofri, Silvano; Ott, Sieglinde; Pacelli, Claudia; Rabbow, Elke; Rothschild, Lynn; Schulze-Makuch, Dirk; Selbmann, Laura; Serrano, Paloma; Szewzyk, Ulrich; Verseux, Cyprien; Wagner, Dirk; Westall, Frances; Zucconi, Laura and de Vera, Jean-Pierre P. (2022). Biosignature stability in space enables their use for life detection on Mars. Science Advances, 8(36)

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,.

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Crandall, Jake R.; Filiberto, Justin; Castle, Nicholas; Potter-McIntyre, Sally L.; Schwenzer, Susanne P.; Olsson-Francis, Karen and Perl, Scott (2021). Habitability of Martian Noachian Hydrothermal Systems as Constrained by a Terrestrial Analog on the Colorado Plateau. The Planetary Science Journal, 2(4), article no. 138.

Choblet, Gaël; Tobie, Gabriel; Buch, Arnaud; Čadek, Ondrej; Barge, Laura M.; Bēhounková, Marie; Camprubi, Eloi; Freissinet, Caroline; Hedman, Matt; Jones, Geraint; Lainey, Valery; Le Gall, Alice; Lucchetti, Alice; MacKenzie, Shannon; Mitri, Giuseppe; Neveu, Marc; Nimmo, Francis; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Panning, Mark; Postberg, Frank; Saur, Joachim; Schmidt, Jürgen; Sekine, Yasuhito; Shibuya, Takazo; Sotin, Christophe; Soucek, Ondrej; Szopa, Cyril; Usui, Tomohiro; Vance, Steven and Van Hoolst, Tim (2021). Enceladus as a potential oasis for life: Science goals and investigations for future explorations. Experimental Astronomy (Early access).

Costello, Lacey J.; Filiberto, Justin; Crandall, Jake R.; Potter-McIntyre, Sally L.; Schwenzer, Susanne P.; Miller, Michael A.; Hummer, Daniel R.; Olsson-Francis, Karen and Perl, Scott (2020). Habitability of hydrothermal systems at Jezero and Gusev Craters as constrained by hydrothermal alteration of a terrestrial mafic dike. Geochemistry, 80(2), article no. 125613.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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Dannenmann, Marie; Klenner, Fabian; Bönigk, Janine; Pavlista, Miriam; Napoleoni, Maryse; Hillier, Jon; Khawaja, Nozair; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Cable, Morgan L.; Malaska, Michael J.; Abel, Bernd and Postberg, Frank (2023). Toward Detecting Biosignatures of DNA, Lipids, and Metabolic Intermediates from Bacteria in Ice Grains Emitted by Enceladus and Europa. Astrobiology, 23(1) pp. 60–75.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Gómez, Felipe; Cavalazzi, Barbara; Rodríguez, Nuria; Amils, Ricardo; Ori, Gian Gabriele; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Escudero, Cristina; Martínez, Jose M. and Miruts, Hagos (2019). Ultra-small microorganisms in the polyextreme conditions of the Dallol volcano, Northern Afar, Ethiopia. Scientific Reports, 9(1), article no. 7907.

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Holliman, Richard; Marino, Alessandra; Berardi, Andrea; Grand, Ann; Mistry, Jay; Jafferally, Deirdre; Thomas, Raquel; Roberts, Grace; Marcus, Carol-Ann; Roopsind, Indranee; Roberts, Anthony; Davies, Sarah-Jane; Pearson, Victoria; Cooper, Hannah and Olsson-Francis, Karen (2021). Transforming astrobiology research and innovation: embedding an ethos of engaged research. In: Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference: Time, Technology and Transformation, 24-27 May 2021, Online.

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.

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Ilieva, Velislava; Stephens, Ben; Goodall, Tim; Ori, Gian Gabriele; Read, Daniel; Pearson, Victoria; Olsson-Francis, Karen and Macey, Michael (2022). First insights into the chemistry and microbial community composition of the Western Sahara salt plains, a potential Mars analogue. In: Geomicrobiology Research In Progress Meeting, 30 Jun - 1 Jul 2022, University of Huddersfield.

Ilieva, Velislava; Steel, Bruce; Pratscher, Jennifer; Olsson-Francis, Karen and Macey, Michael (2021). Assembly of Bacterial Genome Sequences from Metagenomes of Spacecraft Assembly Cleanrooms. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 10(7), article no. e01439-20.

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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.

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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.

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Macey, Michael Christopher; Fox-Powell, Mark; Stephens, Ben; Schwenzer, Susanne P.; Pearson, Victoria K.; Cousins, Claire R. and Olsson-Francis, Karen (2018). Arctic microbes – The phylogenetic and functional diversity of prokaryotes at Colour Peak. In: Molecular Microbial Ecology Group (MMEG) Meeting 2018, 17-19 Dec 2018, Swansea.

Macey, Michael C; Stephens, Ben; Fox-Powell, Mark; Cousins, Claire R.; Schwenzer, Susanne P; Pearson, Victoria K. and Olsson-Francis, Karen (2018). Prokaryotes at Colour Peak – An analogue for the Icy Moons. In: EANA 2018, 24-28 Sep . 2018, Berlin.

Macey, Michael C.; Fox-Powell, Mark; Cousins, Claire R.; Pearson, Victoria K.; Schwenzer, Susanne P. and Olsson-Francis, Karen (2018). Characterisation of novel isolates from an Enceladan analogue. In: AbGradE Symposium 2018, 22-24 Sep 2018, Berlin, Germany.

Macey, Michael C.; Stephens, Ben; Fox-Powell, Mark; Cousins, Claire R.; Schwenzer, Susanne P.; Pearson, Victoria K. and Olsson-Francis, Karen (2018). Prokaryotes at Colour Peak – An analogue for the Icy Moons. In: 12th International congress of Extremophiles, 16-20 Sep 2018, Ischia, Naples.

Macey, Michael C.; Ramkissoon, Nisha K.; Schwenzer, Susanne P.; Pearson, Victoria K. and Olsson-Francis, Karen (2017). The impact of martian chemistry on the metabolism of methanogenic archaea. In: 7th Astrobiology Society of Britain Conference, 13-14 Sep 2017, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

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.

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Olsson-Francis, Karen; Doran, Peter T.; Ilyin, Vyacheslav; Raulin, Francois; Rettberg, Petra; Kminek, Gerhard; Mier, María Paz Zorzano; Coustenis, Athena; Hedman, Niklas; Shehhi, Omar Al; Ammannito, Eleonora; Bernardini, James; Fujimoto, Masaki; Grasset, Olivier; Groen, Frank; Hayes, Alex; Gallagher, Sarah; Kumar, Praveen; Mustin, Christian; Nakamura, Akiko; Seasly, Elaine; Suzuki, Yohey; Peng, Jing; Ballesteros, Olga Prieto; Sinibaldi, Silvio; Xu, Kanyan and Zaitsev, Maxim (2023). The COSPAR Planetary Protection Policy for robotic missions to Mars: a review of current scientific knowledge and future perspectives. Life Sciences in Space Research, 36 pp. 27–35.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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Ramkissoon, Nisha K.; Pearson, Victoria K.; Schwenzer, Susanne P.; Schröder, Christian; Kirnbauer, Thomas; Wood, Deborah; Seidel, Robert G. W.; Miller, Michael A. and Olsson-Francis, Karen (2019). New simulants for martian regolith: Controlling iron variability. Planetary and Space Science, 179, article no. 104722.

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, 19(8) pp. 951–974.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Taubner, Ruth-Sophie; Olsson-Francis, Karen; Vance, Steven D.; Ramkissoon, Nisha K.; Postberg, Frank; de Vera, Jean-Pierre; Antunes, André; Camprubi Casas, Eloi; Sekine, Yasuhito; Noack, Lena; Barge, Laura; Goodman, Jason; Jebbar, Mohamed; Journaux, Baptiste; Karatekin, Özgür; Klenner, Fabian; Rabbow, Elke; Rettberg, Petra; Rückriemen-Bez, Tina; Saur, Joachim; Shibuya, Takazo and Soderlund, Krista M. (2020). Experimental and Simulation Efforts in the Astrobiological Exploration of Exooceans. Space Science Reviews, 216(1), article no. 9.

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.

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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.

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.

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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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