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Microbial Markers Profile in Anaerobic Mars Analogue Environments Using the LDChip (Life Detector Chip) Antibody Microarray Core of the SOLID (Signs of Life Detector) Platform.

García-Descalzo L, Parro V, García-Villadangos M, Cockell CS, Moissl-Eichinger C, Perras A, Rettberg P, Beblo-Vranesevic K, Bohmeier M, Rabbow E, Westall F, Gaboyer F, Amils R, Malki M, Marteinsson V, Vannier P, Ehrenfreund P, Monaghan E, Riedo A, Cabezas P, Walter N, Gómez FG.

Microorganisms. 2019 Sep 18;7(9). pii: E365. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms7090365.


Detectability of biosignatures in a low-biomass simulation of martian sediments.

Stevens AH, McDonald A, de Koning C, Riedo A, Preston LJ, Ehrenfreund P, Wurz P, Cockell CS.

Sci Rep. 2019 Jul 4;9(1):9706. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-46239-z.


Aggregated Cell Masses Provide Protection against Space Extremes and a Microhabitat for Hitchhiking Co-Inhabitants.

Wadsworth J, Rettberg P, Cockell CS.

Astrobiology. 2019 Aug;19(8):995-1007. doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1924. Epub 2019 Jun 13.


Aeolian abrasion of rocks as a mechanism to produce methane in the Martian atmosphere.

Safi E, Telling J, Parnell J, Chojnacki M, Patel MR, Realff J, Blamey NJF, Payler S, Cockell CS, Davies L, Boothroyd IM, Worrall F, Wadham JL.

Sci Rep. 2019 Jun 3;9(1):8229. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44616-2.


An Ionic Limit to Life in the Deep Subsurface.

Payler SJ, Biddle JF, Sherwood Lollar B, Fox-Powell MG, Edwards T, Ngwenya BT, Paling SM, Cockell CS.

Front Microbiol. 2019 Mar 12;10:426. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00426. eCollection 2019.


The BASALT Research Program: Designing and Developing Mission Elements in Support of Human Scientific Exploration of Mars.

Lim DSS, Abercromby AFJ, Kobs Nawotniak SE, Lees DS, Miller MJ, Brady AL, Miller MJ, Mirmalek Z, Sehlke A, Payler SJ, Stevens AH, Haberle CW, Beaton KH, Chappell SP, Hughes SS, Cockell CS, Elphic RC, Downs MT, Heldmann JL.

Astrobiology. 2019 Mar;19(3):245-259. doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1869.


Developing Intra-EVA Science Support Team Practices for a Human Mission to Mars.

Payler SJ, Mirmalek Z, Hughes SS, Kobs Nawotniak SE, Brady AL, Stevens AH, Cockell CS, Lim DSS.

Astrobiology. 2019 Mar;19(3):387-400. doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1846.


Tactical Scientific Decision-Making during Crewed Astrobiology Mars Missions.

Stevens AH, Kobs Nawotniak SE, Garry WB, Payler SJ, Brady AL, Miller MJ, Beaton KH, Cockell CS, Lim DSS.

Astrobiology. 2019 Mar;19(3):369-386. doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1837.


A Low-Diversity Microbiota Inhabits Extreme Terrestrial Basaltic Terrains and Their Fumaroles: Implications for the Exploration of Mars.

Cockell CS, Harrison JP, Stevens AH, Payler SJ, Hughes SS, Kobs Nawotniak SE, Brady AL, Elphic RC, Haberle CW, Sehlke A, Beaton KH, Abercromby AFJ, Schwendner P, Wadsworth J, Landenmark H, Cane R, Dickinson AW, Nicholson N, Perera L, Lim DSS.

Astrobiology. 2019 Mar;19(3):284-299. doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1870.


Strategic Planning Insights for Future Science-Driven Extravehicular Activity on Mars.

Brady AL, Kobs Nawotniak SE, Hughes SS, Payler SJ, Stevens AH, Cockell CS, Elphic RC, Sehlke A, Haberle CW, Slater GF, Lim DSS.

Astrobiology. 2019 Mar;19(3):347-368. doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1850.


Experimental studies addressing the longevity of Bacillus subtilis spores - The first data from a 500-year experiment.

Ulrich N, Nagler K, Laue M, Cockell CS, Setlow P, Moeller R.

PLoS One. 2018 Dec 4;13(12):e0208425. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0208425. eCollection 2018.


Basaltic Terrains in Idaho and Hawai'i as Planetary Analogs for Mars Geology and Astrobiology.

Hughes SS, Haberle CW, Kobs Nawotniak SE, Sehlke A, Garry WB, Elphic RC, Payler SJ, Stevens AH, Cockell CS, Brady AL, Heldmann JL, Lim DSS.

Astrobiology. 2019 Mar;19(3):260-283. doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1847. Epub 2018 Oct 19.


Growth, Viability, and Death of Planktonic and Biofilm Sphingomonas desiccabilis in Simulated Martian Brines.

Stevens AH, Childers D, Fox-Powell M, Nicholson N, Jhoti E, Cockell CS.

Astrobiology. 2019 Jan;19(1):87-98. doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1840. Epub 2018 Jul 26.


Rapid recovery of life at ground zero of the end-Cretaceous mass extinction.

Lowery CM, Bralower TJ, Owens JD, Rodríguez-Tovar FJ, Jones H, Smit J, Whalen MT, Claeys P, Farley K, Gulick SPS, Morgan JV, Green S, Chenot E, Christeson GL, Cockell CS, Coolen MJL, Ferrière L, Gebhardt C, Goto K, Kring DA, Lofi J, Ocampo-Torres R, Perez-Cruz L, Pickersgill AE, Poelchau MH, Rae ASP, Rasmussen C, Rebolledo-Vieyra M, Riller U, Sato H, Tikoo SM, Tomioka N, Urrutia-Fucugauchi J, Vellekoop J, Wittmann A, Xiao L, Yamaguchi KE, Zylberman W.

Nature. 2018 Jun;558(7709):288-291. doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0163-6. Epub 2018 May 30.


Exoplanet Biosignatures: A Review of Remotely Detectable Signs of Life.

Schwieterman EW, Kiang NY, Parenteau MN, Harman CE, DasSarma S, Fisher TM, Arney GN, Hartnett HE, Reinhard CT, Olson SL, Meadows VS, Cockell CS, Walker SI, Grenfell JL, Hegde S, Rugheimer S, Hu R, Lyons TW.

Astrobiology. 2018 Jun;18(6):663-708. doi: 10.1089/ast.2017.1729. Epub 2018 May 4. Review.


Building a Geochemical View of Microbial Salt Tolerance: Halophilic Adaptation of Marinococcus in a Natural Magnesium Sulfate Brine.

Fox-Powell MG, Cockell CS.

Front Microbiol. 2018 Apr 16;9:739. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00739. eCollection 2018.


Lack of correlation of desiccation and radiation tolerance in microorganisms from diverse extreme environments tested under anoxic conditions.

Beblo-Vranesevic K, Bohmeier M, Perras AK, Schwendner P, Rabbow E, Moissl-Eichinger C, Cockell CS, Vannier P, Marteinsson VT, Monaghan EP, Ehrenfreund P, Garcia-Descalzo L, Gómez F, Malki M, Amils R, Gaboyer F, Westall F, Cabezas P, Walter N, Rettberg P.

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2018 Mar 1;365(6). doi: 10.1093/femsle/fny044.


The UK Centre for Astrobiology: A Virtual Astrobiology Centre. Accomplishments and Lessons Learned, 2011-2016.

Cockell CS, Biller B, Bryce C, Cousins C, Direito S, Forgan D, Fox-Powell M, Harrison J, Landenmark H, Nixon S, Payler SJ, Rice K, Samuels T, Schwendner P, Stevens A, Nicholson N, Wadsworth J.

Astrobiology. 2018 Feb;18(2):224-243. doi: 10.1089/ast.2017.1713. Epub 2018 Jan 29.


The responses of an anaerobic microorganism, Yersinia intermedia MASE-LG-1 to individual and combined simulated Martian stresses.

Beblo-Vranesevic K, Bohmeier M, Perras AK, Schwendner P, Rabbow E, Moissl-Eichinger C, Cockell CS, Pukall R, Vannier P, Marteinsson VT, Monaghan EP, Ehrenfreund P, Garcia-Descalzo L, Gómez F, Malki M, Amils R, Gaboyer F, Westall F, Cabezas P, Walter N, Rettberg P.

PLoS One. 2017 Oct 25;12(10):e0185178. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185178. eCollection 2017.


Mineralization and Preservation of an extremotolerant Bacterium Isolated from an Early Mars Analog Environment.

Gaboyer F, Le Milbeau C, Bohmeier M, Schwendner P, Vannier P, Beblo-Vranesevic K, Rabbow E, Foucher F, Gautret P, Guégan R, Richard A, Sauldubois A, Richmann P, Perras AK, Moissl-Eichinger C, Cockell CS, Rettberg P, Marteinsson, Monaghan E, Ehrenfreund P, Garcia-Descalzo L, Gomez F, Malki M, Amils R, Cabezas P, Walter N, Westall F.

Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 18;7(1):8775. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-08929-4.


Perchlorates on Mars enhance the bacteriocidal effects of UV light.

Wadsworth J, Cockell CS.

Sci Rep. 2017 Jul 6;7(1):4662. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-04910-3.


The Janus face of iron on anoxic worlds: iron oxides are both protective and destructive to life on the early Earth and present-day Mars.

Wadsworth J, Cockell CS.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2017 May 1;93(5). doi: 10.1093/femsec/fix056.


Liquid Water Restricts Habitability in Extreme Deserts.

Cockell CS, Brown S, Landenmark H, Samuels T, Siddall R, Wadsworth J.

Astrobiology. 2017 Apr;17(4):309-318. doi: 10.1089/ast.2016.1580.


Astrobiology as a framework for investigating antibiotic susceptibility: a study of Halomonas hydrothermalis.

Harrison JP, Angel R, Cockell CS.

J R Soc Interface. 2017 Jan;14(126). pii: 20160942. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2016.0942.


Microbial Diversity of Impact-Generated Habitats.

Pontefract A, Osinski GR, Cockell CS, Southam G, McCausland PJ, Umoh J, Holdsworth DW.

Astrobiology. 2016 Oct;16(10):775-786.


The similarity of life across the universe.

Cockell CS.

Mol Biol Cell. 2016 May 15;27(10):1553-5. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E15-11-0809.


Ionic Strength Is a Barrier to the Habitability of Mars.

Fox-Powell MG, Hallsworth JE, Cousins CR, Cockell CS.

Astrobiology. 2016 Jun;16(6):427-42. doi: 10.1089/ast.2015.1432. Epub 2016 May 23.


Habitability: A Review.

Cockell CS, Bush T, Bryce C, Direito S, Fox-Powell M, Harrison JP, Lammer H, Landenmark H, Martin-Torres J, Nicholson N, Noack L, O'Malley-James J, Payler SJ, Rushby A, Samuels T, Schwendner P, Wadsworth J, Zorzano MP.

Astrobiology. 2016 Jan;16(1):89-117. doi: 10.1089/ast.2015.1295. Epub 2016 Jan 7. Review.


Biosignatures on Mars: What, Where, and How? Implications for the Search for Martian Life.

Westall F, Foucher F, Bost N, Bertrand M, Loizeau D, Vago JL, Kminek G, Gaboyer F, Campbell KA, Bréhéret JG, Gautret P, Cockell CS.

Astrobiology. 2015 Nov;15(11):998-1029. doi: 10.1089/ast.2015.1374.


Rock geochemistry induces stress and starvation responses in the bacterial proteome.

Bryce CC, Le Bihan T, Martin SF, Harrison JP, Bush T, Spears B, Moore A, Leys N, Byloos B, Cockell CS.

Environ Microbiol. 2016 Apr;18(4):1110-21. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13093. Epub 2015 Dec 22.


Fourier transform infrared spectral detection of life in polar subsurface environments and its application to Mars exploration.

Preston LJ, Johnson D, Cockell CS, Grady MM.

Appl Spectrosc. 2015 Sep;69(9):1059-65. doi: 10.1366/14-07843.


Aerobically respiring prokaryotic strains exhibit a broader temperature-pH-salinity space for cell division than anaerobically respiring and fermentative strains.

Harrison JP, Dobinson L, Freeman K, McKenzie R, Wyllie D, Nixon SL, Cockell CS.

J R Soc Interface. 2015 Sep 6;12(110):0658. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0658.


Biosignatures for Astrobiology.

Westall F, Cockell CS.

Orig Life Evol Biosph. 2016 Mar;46(1):105-6. doi: 10.1007/s11084-015-9459-9. Epub 2015 Aug 22. No abstract available.


An Estimate of the Total DNA in the Biosphere.

Landenmark HK, Forgan DH, Cockell CS.

PLoS Biol. 2015 Jun 11;13(6):e1002168. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002168. eCollection 2015 Jun.


In search of future earths: assessing the possibility of finding Earth analogues in the later stages of their habitable lifetimes.

O'Malley-James JT, Greaves JS, Raven JA, Cockell CS.

Astrobiology. 2015 May;15(5):400-11. doi: 10.1089/ast.2014.1229.


Nonphotosynthetic pigments as potential biosignatures.

Schwieterman EW, Cockell CS, Meadows VS.

Astrobiology. 2015 May;15(5):341-61. doi: 10.1089/ast.2014.1178. Epub 2015 May 5.


Nonproteinogenic D-amino acids at millimolar concentrations are a toxin for anaerobic microorganisms relevant to early Earth and other anoxic planets.

Nixon SL, Cockell CS.

Astrobiology. 2015 Mar;15(3):238-46. doi: 10.1089/ast.2014.1252. Epub 2015 Feb 19.


PELS (Planetary Environmental Liquid Simulator): a new type of simulation facility to study extraterrestrial aqueous environments.

Martin D, Cockell CS.

Astrobiology. 2015 Feb;15(2):111-8. doi: 10.1089/ast.2014.1240. Epub 2015 Feb 4.


Reduction of the temperature sensitivity of Halomonas hydrothermalis by iron starvation combined with microaerobic conditions.

Harrison JP, Hallsworth JE, Cockell CS.

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Mar;81(6):2156-62. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03639-14. Epub 2015 Jan 16.


Epifluorescence, SEM, TEM and nanoSIMS image analysis of the cold phenotype of Clostridium psychrophilum at subzero temperatures.

Perfumo A, Elsaesser A, Littmann S, Foster RA, Kuypers MM, Cockell CS, Kminek G.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2014 Dec;90(3):869-82. doi: 10.1111/1574-6941.12443. Epub 2014 Nov 4.


Multiplication of microbes below 0.690 water activity: implications for terrestrial and extraterrestrial life.

Stevenson A, Burkhardt J, Cockell CS, Cray JA, Dijksterhuis J, Fox-Powell M, Kee TP, Kminek G, McGenity TJ, Timmis KN, Timson DJ, Voytek MA, Westall F, Yakimov MM, Hallsworth JE.

Environ Microbiol. 2015 Feb;17(2):257-77. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12598. Epub 2014 Sep 28. Review.


Impact-generated endolithic habitat within crystalline rocks of the Haughton impact structure, Devon Island, Canada.

Pontefract A, Osinski GR, Cockell CS, Moore CA, Moores JE, Southam G.

Astrobiology. 2014 Jun;14(6):522-33. doi: 10.1089/ast.2013.1100.


Pioneer microbial communities of the Fimmvörðuháls lava flow, Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland.

Kelly LC, Cockell CS, Thorsteinsson T, Marteinsson V, Stevenson J.

Microb Ecol. 2014 Oct;68(3):504-18. doi: 10.1007/s00248-014-0432-3. Epub 2014 May 27.


Habitable worlds with no signs of life.

Cockell CS.

Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci. 2014 Mar 24;372(2014):20130082. doi: 10.1098/rsta.2013.0082. Print 2014 Apr 28.


Trajectories of martian habitability.

Cockell CS.

Astrobiology. 2014 Feb;14(2):182-203. doi: 10.1089/ast.2013.1106. Epub 2014 Feb 7. Review.


Land coverage influences the bacterial community composition in the critical zone of a sub-Arctic basaltic environment.

Summers S, Whiteley AS, Kelly LC, Cockell CS.

FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2013 Dec;86(3):381-93. doi: 10.1111/1574-6941.12167. Epub 2013 Jul 24.


The limits for life under multiple extremes.

Harrison JP, Gheeraert N, Tsigelnitskiy D, Cockell CS.

Trends Microbiol. 2013 Apr;21(4):204-12. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2013.01.006. Epub 2013 Feb 27. Review.


Investigating the role of microbes in mineral weathering: nanometre-scale characterisation of the cell-mineral interface using FIB and TEM.

Ward MB, Kapitulčinová D, Brown AP, Heard PJ, Cherns D, Cockell CS, Hallam KR, Ragnarsdóttir KV.

Micron. 2013 Apr;47:10-7. doi: 10.1016/j.micron.2012.12.006. Epub 2013 Jan 3.


The role of synthetic biology for in situ resource utilization (ISRU).

Montague M, McArthur GH 4th, Cockell CS, Held J, Marshall W, Sherman LA, Wang N, Nicholson WL, Tarjan DR, Cumbers J.

Astrobiology. 2012 Dec;12(12):1135-42. doi: 10.1089/ast.2012.0829. Epub 2012 Nov 9. Review.


Hypolithic microbial communities: between a rock and a hard place.

Chan Y, Lacap DC, Lau MC, Ha KY, Warren-Rhodes KA, Cockell CS, Cowan DA, McKay CP, Pointing SB.

Environ Microbiol. 2012 Sep;14(9):2272-82. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02821.x. Epub 2012 Jul 11. Review.


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