► Vrankar, D., Verseux, C., Heinicke, C. (2023). An airlock concept to reduce contamination risks during the human exploration of Mars. npj Microgravity 9.

► De Micco, V., et al. (2023). Plant and microbial science and technology as cornerstones to Bioregenerative Life Support Systems in space. npj Microgravity 9.

► Große Maestrup, P., et al. (2023). Integration of a photobioreactor into the MaMBA facility as part of a human-centered life support system. 52nd International Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES-2023-258

► Heinicke, C., Verseux, C. (2023). The MaMBA facility as a testbed for bioregenerative life support systems. Life Sci. Space Res. 36, 86–89.

► Ramalho, T.P., Chopin, C., Salman, L., Baumgartner, V., Heinicke, C., Verseux, C. (2022). On the growth dynamics of the cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC 7938 in Martian regolith. npj Microgravity 8.

► Baqué, M., et al. (2022). Biosignature stability in space enables their use for life detection on Mars. Sci. Adv. 8.

Verseux, C., Poulet, L., de Vera, J.-P. (2022). Editorial: Bioregenerative life-support systems for crewed missions to the Moon and Mars. Front. Astron. Space Sci. 9.

► Ramalho, T.P., Chopin, C., Pérez-Carrascal, O.M., Tromas, N., Verseux, C. (2022). Selection of Anabaena sp. PCC 7938 as a cyanobacterium model for biological ISRU on Mars. Appl. Env. Microbiol. 88

Verseux, C., Heinicke, C., Ramalho, T.P., Determann, J., Duckhorn, M., Smagin, M., Avila, M. (2021). A low-pressure, N2/CO2 atmosphere is suitable for cyanobacterium-based life-support systems on Mars. Front. Microbiol. 12, 67.

► Kozyrovska, N. O. et al. (2021). To other planets with upgraded millennial kombucha in rhythms of sustainability and health support. Front. Astron. Space Sci. 8, 182.

► Heinicke, C., Adeli, A., Baqué, M., Correale, G., Fateri, M., Jaret, S., Kopacz, N., Ormö, J., Poulet, L., Verseux, C. (2021) Equipping an extraterrestrial laboratory: Overview of open research questions and recommended instrumentation for the Moon. Adv. Space Res., 68, 2565-2599.

► Mahnert, A., Verseux, C., Schwendner, P., Koskinen, K., Kumpitsch, C., Blohs, M., Wink, L., Brunner, D., Goessler, T., Billi, D., Moissl-Eichinger, C. (2021). Microbiome dynamics during the HI-SEAS IV mission, and implications for future crewed missions beyond Earth. Microbiome 9, 27.

Verseux, C. (2020). Cyanobacterium-based technologies in space and on Earth. In: Natuschka Lee (Ed.): Biotechnological Applications of Extremophiles. De Gruyter, pp. 289-311.

Verseux, C. (2020). Bacterial growth at low pressure: A short review.  Front. Astron. Space Sci. 7, 30.

► Billi, D., Mosca, C., Fagliarone, C., Napoli, A., Verseux, C., Baqué, M., de Vera, J.-P. P. (2020). Exposure to low Earth orbit of an extreme-tolerant cyanobacterium as a contribution to lunar astrobiology activities. Int. J. Astrobiology 19, 53-60.

► Billi, D., Staibano, C., Verseux, C., Fagliarone, C., Mosca, C., Baqué, M., Rabbow, E., Rettberg, P. (2019). Dried biofilms of desert strains of Chroococcidiopsis survived prolonged exposure to space and simulated Martian conditions in low Earth orbit. Astrobiology 19.

► De Vera, J.-P. P et al. (2019). Limits of life and the habitability of Mars: the ESA space experiment BIOMEX on the ISS. Astrobiology, 19, 145-157.

► Billi, D., Verseux, C., Fagliarone, C., Baqué, M., de Vera, J.-P. P. (2019). A desert cyanobacterium under simulated Mars-like conditions in low Earth orbit: Implications for the habitability of Mars. Astrobiology, 19, 158-169.

► Heinicke, C., Jaret, S., Ormö, J., Fateri, M., Kopacz, N., Baqué, M., Verseux, C., Foing, B., Razeto, A. (2018). How a laboratory on the Moon should be equipped. 69th International Astronautical Congress 2018, IAC-18-F1.2.3.

Verseux, C. (2018). Resistance of cyanobacteria to space and Mars environments, in the frame of the EXPOSE-R2 space mission and beyond. PhD thesis, University of Rome II.

► Heinicke C., Verseux C. (2017). Surface operations during a long-duration Mars simulation mission. 68th International Astronautical Congress 2017, Paper IAC- 17,B3,5,6,x39856.

► Fagliarone, C., Mosca, C., Ubaldi, I., Verseux, C., Baqué, M., Wilmotte, A., Billi, D. (2017). Avoidance of protein oxidation correlates with the desiccation and radiation resistance of hot and cold desert strains of the cyanobacterium Chroococcidiopsis. Extremophiles 21, 981-991.

► Billi, D., Baqué, M., Verseux, C., Fagliarone, C., Rothschild, L. J., de Vera, J. P. P. (2017) Desert Cyanobacteria - Potential for space and Earth applications. In: Helga Stan-Lotter, Sergiu Fendrihan (Eds): Adaption of Microbial Life to Environmental Extremes. Springer International Publishing.

Verseux, C., Baqué, M. Cifariello, R., Fagliarone, C., Billi, D. (2017). Evaluation of the resistance of Chroococcidiopsis spp. to sparsely and densely ionizing irradiation. Astrobiology 17, 118-125.

Verseux, C., Chizzolini, F., Acevedo-Rocha, C.G., Rothschild, L.J. (2016). Misconceptions of Synthetic Biology: Lessons from an Interdisciplinary Summer School. NanoEthics 10, 327.

Verseux, C., Paulino-Lima, I., Baqué, M., Billi, D., Rothschild, L. (2016). Synthetic Biology for Space Exploration: Promises and Societal Implications. In: Kristin Hagen, Margret Engelhard Georg Toepfer (Eds): Ambivalences of Creating Life – Societal and Philosophical Dimensions of Synthetic Biology. Springer, Heidelberg.

Verseux, C., Baqué, M., Lehto, K., de Vera, J.-P. P., Rothschild, L. J., Billi, D. (2016). Sustainable life support on Mars–the potential roles of cyanobacteria. Int. J. Astrobiology 15, 65–92.

► Baqué, M., Verseux, C., Böttger, U., Rabbow, E., de Vera, J.-P. P., Billi, D. (2016). Preservation of biomarkers from cyanobacteria mixed with Mars-like regolith under simulated Martian atmosphere and UV flux. Orig. Life Evol. Biosph. 46, 289–310.

► Noack, L., Verseux, C., Serrano, P., Musilova, M., Nauny, P., Samuels, T., Schwendner, P., Simoncini, E., Stevens, A. (2015). Astrobiology from early-career scientists’ perspective. Int. J. Astrobiology 14, 533–535.

► Samuels, T., Noack, L., Verseux, C., Serrano, P., 2015. A new network for astrobiology in Europe. Astron. Geophys. 56, 2–15.

► Nieth, A., Verseux, C., Barnert, S., Süss, R., Römer, W. (2015). A first step toward liposome-mediated intracellular bacteriophage therapy. Expert Opin. Drug Deliv. 12, 1–14.

► Nieth, A., Verseux, C., Römer, W. (2014). A question of attire: Dressing up bacteriophage therapy for the battle against antibiotic-resistant intracellular bacteria. Springer Sci. Rev. 3, 1–11.

► Baqué, M., Verseux, C., Rabbow, E., de Vera, J.-P.P., Billi, D. (2014). Detection of macromolecules in desert cyanobacteria mixed with a lunar mineral analogue after space simulations. Orig. Life Evol. Biosph. 44, 209–221.

Verseux, C., Baqué, M. (2014). Towards cyanobacterial-based life support systems on Mars. Ital. J. Aerosp. Med. 11, 50–56.


Dr. Cyprien Verseux

Phone: +49 421 218-57830

Email: cyprien.verseux