Selected publications

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  • Javaux, E. J., & Sforna, M. C., 2020. Origins, transitions, and traces of life: Comment on" Mineral self-organization on a lifeless planet" by JM García-Ruiz et al. Physics of Life Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plrev.2020.06.009
  • Ben, I. T., Kus-Liśkiewicz, M., Lara, Y., Javaux, E., & Fickers, P. , 2019. Characterization of a non-toxic pyomelanin pigment produced by the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica. Biotechnology progress, e2912-e2912.
  • Cornet Y, François C, Compère P, Callec Y, Roberty S, Plumier JC, Javaux EJ. New insights on the Paleobiology, Biostratigraphy and Paleogeography of the pre-Sturtian microfossil index taxon Cerebrosphaera, 2019. Precambrian Research, 332, 105410, 22p
  • Dehant V, Airo A, Debaille V, Dobos V, Gaillard F, Gillmann C, Goderis S, Grenfell JL, Höning D, Javaux EJ, Karatekin O, Morbidelli A, Noack L, Rauer H, Scherf M, Spohn T, Tackley P, Van Hoolst T, Wünnemann K, 2019. Geoscience for understanding habitability in the solar system and beyond. Space Science Reviews. 215, 42p.
  • Javaux E.J., 2019. Challenges in evidencing the earliest traces of life. Nature, 572, 451-460
  • Loron, C.C., François, C., Rainbird, R.H., Turner, E.C., Borensztajn, S. and Javaux, E.J., 2019. Early fungi from the Proterozoic era in Arctic Canada. Nature, 570, 232-235.
  • Demoulin C, Lara Y, Cornet L, François C., Wilmotte A, Baurain D, Javaux E. J. 2019. Cyanobacteria evolution: insight from the fossil record. Free Radical Biology and Medecine, special issue “How did life come to tolerate and thrive in an oxygenated world?”, editors W Fischer & J Valentine, 140, 206-223.
  • Loron C, Rainbird RH, Turner EC, Greenman JW and Javaux EJ, 2019. Organic-walled microfossils from the late Meso to early Neoproterozoic lower Shaler Supergroup (Arctic Canada): diversity and biostratigraphic significance. Precambrian Research 321, 349-374.
  • Sforna, M. C., Brunelli, D., Pisapia, C., Pasini, V., Malferrari, D., & Ménez, B. (2018). Abiotic formation of condensed carbonaceous matter in the hydrating oceanic crust. Nature Communications, 9(1), 5049.
  • François C, Debaille V, PaquetteJL, Baudet D & Javaux EJ, 2018. The onset of plate tectonics: HP-LT metamorphism in the Paleoproterozoic of the DRCongo. Scientific reports.8(1), 15452-15452
  • Gueneli N., A. M. McKenna, N. Ohkouchi, L. Krajewski, C. J. Boreham, J. Beghin, E.J. Javaux, J.J. Brocks, 2018. 1.1 billion years old porphyrins and their isotopic composition establish a marine ecosystem dominated by bacterial primary producers. PNAS. 9 p. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1803866115
  • Loron C, Rainbird RH, Turner EC, Greenman JW and Javaux EJ, 2018. Implications of selective predation on the macroevolution of eukaryotes: evidence from Arctic Canada. Emerging Topics in Life Sciences, special issue: Windows on the Early Earth: Late Precambrian Environmental Dynamics and Co-Evolving Complex Life. 9 p. DOI: 10.1042/ETLS20170153.
  • Cornet, L., Wilmotte, A., Javaux, E. J., & Baurain, D., 2018. A constrained SSU-rRNA phylogeny reveals the unsequenced diversity of photosynthetic Cyanobacteria (Oxyphotobacteria). BMC Research Notes 11: 435 (6 p.).
  • Baludikay KB, François C, SfornaMC, Beghin J, Cornet Y, Storme JY, Fagel N, Fontaine F , Littke R, Baudet D, Delvaux D and Javaux EJ, 2018. Raman microspectroscopy, bitumen reflectance and illite crystallinity scale: comparison of different geothermometry methods on fossiliferous Proterozoic sedimentary basins (DRCongo, Mauritania and Australia). International Journal of Coal Geology, 191, 80-94.
  • Lara, Y., Durieu, B., Cornet, L., Verlaine, O., Rippka, R., Stelmach Pessi, I., Misztak, A., Joris, B., Javaux, E., Baurain, D., & Wilmotte, A. (2017). Draft Genome of the Axenic Strain Phormidesmis priestleyi ULC007, a Cyanobacterium Isolated from Lake Bruehwiler (Larsemann Hills, Antarctica). Am. Soc for Microbiology Genome announcement Genome Announcements, 01546-16. Volume 5 Issue 999 e01546-16DOI:10.1128/genomeA.01546-16
  • Josset J.-L., F. Westall, B. A. Hofmann, J. Spray, C. Cockell, S. Kempe, A.D. Griffiths, M. Cristina de Sanctis, L. Colangeli, D. Koschny, D. Pullan, K. Föllmi, E. Verrecchia, L. Diamond, M. Josset, E. J. Javaux, F. Esposito, M. Gunn, A. L. Souchon, T. Bontognali, O. Korablev, S. Erkman, G. Paar, S. Ulamec, F. Foucher, A. Verhaeghe, M. Tanevski, J. Vago., 2017. The Close-Up Imager (CLUPI) on board ESA ExoMars 2018 rover mission: science objectives, description, operations, and science validation activities. Astrobiology. 17(6-7): 595-611.
  • Javaux EJ, and Lepot, K., 2017. The Paleoproterozoic microfossil record: implications for the evolution of the biosphere during Earth’s Middle-age. Guest editors: D Johnston, S Poulton “Revolutions in the early Proterozoic: Tracking geochemical and geobiological change”. Earth Science Reviews, 176, 68-86.
  • François C., B.K. Baludikay, J.Y.Storme, D.Baudet, J.L.Paquette, M.Fialin, and E.J.Javaux, 2017.Geochronological constraints on the diagenesis of the Mbuji-Mayi Supergroup, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Precambrian Research. 298, 202-219
  • Beghin J., Guilbaud R., Poulton S.W., Gueneli N., Brocks J.J., Storme J.-Y., Blanpied C., and Javaux E.J., 2017. A palaeoecological model for the late Mesoproterozoic – early Neoproterozoic Atar/El Mreïti Group, Taoudeni Basin, Mauritania, northwestern Africa. Precambrian Research.299, 1-14
  • Lepot K., Addad A, Knoll AH, Wang J, Troadec D, Béché A, Javaux EJ, 2017. Intracellular morphospecies-specific iron biomineralization 1.9 Gyrs ago. Nature Communications, 8, 14890
  • Dehant V., D. Asael, R. M. Baland, B. K. Baludikay, J. Beghin, J. Belza, M. Beuthe, D. Breuer, S. Chernonozhkin, Ph. Claeys, Y. Cornet, L. Cornet, A. Coyette, V. Debaille, C. Delvigne, M. H. Deproost, N. De Winter, C. Duchemin, F. El Atrassi,  C. François, J. De Keyser, C. Gillmann, E. Gloesener, S. Goderis, Y. Hidaka, D. Höning, M. Huber, G. Hublet, E. J. Javaux, Ö. Karatekin, J. Kodolanyi, L. Lobo Revilla, L. Maes, R. Maggiolo, N. Mattielli, M. Maurice, S. McKibbin, A. Morschhauser, W. Neumann, L. Noack, L. B. S. Pham, L. Pittarello, A. C. Plesa, A. Rivoldini, S. Robert, P. Rosenblatt, T. Spohn, J. -Y. Storme, N. Tosi, A. Trinh, M. Valdes, A. C. Vandaele, F. Vanhaecke, T. Van Hoolst, N. Van Roosbroek, V. Wilquet, M. Yseboodt, and the Planet TOPERS group (http://iuap-planet-topers.oma.be/partners.php), 2016. PLANET TOPERS: Planets, Tracing the Transfer, Origin, Preservation, and Evolution of their ReservoirS. Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere doi:10.1007/s11084-016-9488-z
  • Javaux EJ, and Knoll AH, 2016. Micropaleontology of the lower Mesoproterozoic Roper Group, Australia and implications for early eukaryote evolution. J. Palaeontology 91(2), 199-229.
  • Baludikay B.K., Storme J-Y, François C., Baudet D.,Javaux EJ, 2016. A diverse and exquisitely preserved organic-walled microfossil assemblage from the Meso – Neoproterozoic Mbuji-Mayi Supergroup (Democratic Republic of Congo) and biostratigraphic constraints. Precambrian research, 281, 166-184.
  • Storme JY, Golubic S, Wilmotte A,Kleinteich J, Velasquez D, and Javaux EJ, 2015. Raman characterization of the UV-protective pigment gloeocapsin and its role in the survival of cyanobacteria. Astrobiology 15 (10), 843-857
  • Sugitani K, Mimura K, Takeuchi M, Lepot K, Ito S, Javaux EJ, 2015. Early evolution of large micro-organisms with cytological complexity revealed by microanalyses of 3.4 Ga organic-walled microfossils. Geobiology. DOI 10.1111/gbi.12148
  • Lepot K, Deremiens L, Namsaraev Z, Compère P, Gérard E, Verleyen E, Tavernier I, Hodgson DA, Wilmotte A, Javaux EJ, 2014. Organo-mineral imprints in fossil cyanobacterial mats of an Antarctic lake. Geobiology, 12(5), 424-450, DOI: 10.1111/gbi.12096.
  • Javaux EJ, Marshall, C.P., & Bekker, A., 2010. Organic-walled microfossils in 3.2-billion-year-old shallow-marine siliciclastic deposits. Nature 463, 934-938.
  • Javaux EJ and Dehant V, 2010. Habitability from stars to cells. Astronomy and Astrophysics Review, 18, 383-416.
  • McLennan, Scott; Sephton, Mark; Beaty, David; Hecht, Mike; Pepin, Bob; Leya, Ingo; Jones, John; Weiss, Ben; Race, Margaret; Rummel, John; Buxbaum, Karen; Conley, Cassie; Backes, Paul; Hemming, Sidney; Pierce, Elizabeth; Rasbury, Troy; Jakosky, Bruce; Mahaffy, Paul; Bass, Deborah; Bridges, John; Budney, Charles; Christensen, Phil; Coleman, Max; Fernández-Remolar, David; Glavin, Danny; Goesmann, Fred; Grotzinger, John; Javaux, Emmanuelle; Johnson, Jeff; May, Lisa; McSween, Hap; Morris, Dick; Mustard, Jack; Niles, Paul; Papike, Jim; Smith, Caroline; Steele, Andrew; Velbel, Michael; Westall, Frances; Whetsel, Charles; Wray, James; Zurek, Rich. Planning for mars returned sample science : Final report of the MSR end-to-end international science analysis group (E2E-iSAG). Astrobiology, 12 (3),175-230.
  • Le Hérissé A, Masure E, Javaux EJ and Marshall CP, 2012. The end of a myth: Arpylorus antiquus paleozoic dinoflagellate. Palaios, 27, 414-423.
  • El Albani A, Bengtson S, Canfield D E., Bekker A, Macchiarelli R, Mazurier A, Hammarlund E, Boulvais P, Dupuy JJ, Fontaine C, Fürsich FT, Gauthier-Lafaye F, Janvier P, Javaux EJ, Ossa F, Pierson-Wickmann AC, Riboulleau A, Sardini P, Vachard D, Whitehouse M, Meunier A, 2010. Large colonial organisms with coordinated growth in oxygenated environments 2.1 billion years ago, Nature, 466, 100-104.
  • Javaux EJ, 2006, Extreme life on past and present Earth, and possibly beyond. Res. Microbiology 157, 2006, 37-48.
  • Javaux EJ and Marshal CP, 2006. A new approach in deciphering early protist paleobiology and evolution: Combined microscopy and microchemistry of single acritarchs. Review of Paleobotany and Palynology, 139, 1-15
  • Marshall C.P, Javaux EJ, Knoll AH, and Walter M.R, 2005. Combined micro-Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and micro-Raman spectroscopy of Proterozoic acritarchs: A new approach to Palaeobiology. Precambrian Research, 138, 208-224.
  • Javaux EJ, Knoll AH, Walter MR, 2004. TEM evidence for eukaryotic diversity in mid-Proterozoic oceans. Geobiology, 2, 121-132
  • Javaux EJ, Knoll AH, Marshal CP, and Walter MR, 2004. Recognizing early life on Earth and Mars. Proceedings of the III European Workshop on Exo-Astrobiology: Mars, the search for Life. Madrid, Spain, 18-20 November 2003. ESA SP-545, 127-130.
  • Javaux EJ, Knoll AH, and Walter MR, 2003. Recognizing and interpreting the fossils of early Eukaryotes. Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere, 33 (1), 75-94.
  • Javaux EJ, Knoll AH, and Walter MR, 2001. Morphological and ecological complexity in early eukaryotic ecosystems. Nature 412, 66-69.

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