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* publications by mentees

*Cron B, Henri P, Chan C, Macalady J, Cosmidis J, Elemental sulfur formation by Sulfuricurvum kujiense is mediated by extracellular organic compounds, Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, 2710 (2019)


Picard A, Gartman A, Cosmidis Obst M, Vidoudez C, Clarke DR, Girguis PR, Authigenic metastable iron sulfide minerals preserve microbial organic carbon in anoxic environments, Chemical Geology, 530, 119343 (2019)

*Nims C, Cron B, Wetherington M, Macalady J, Cosmidis J, Low frequency Raman Spectroscopy for micron-scale and in vivo characterization of elemental sulfur in microbial samples, Scientific Reports, 9, 7971 (2019) 

Cosmidis J, Nims C, Diercks D, Templeton A, Formation and stabilization of elemental sulfur through organomineralization,  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 247, 59-82 (2019)

Johnson J E, Muhling J R, Cosmidis J, Rasmussen B, Templeton A S, Low-Fe(III) Greenalite Was a Primary Mineral from Neoarchean Oceans, Geophysical Research Letters (2018)


Skouri-Panet  F, Benzerara K, Cosmidis J, Férard C, Caumes G, De Luca G, Heuilin T, Duprat E, In Vitro and in Silico Evidence of Phosphatase Diversity in the Biomineralizing Bacterium Ramlibacter tataouinensis, Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, 2592 (2018)

Lau G, Cosmidis J, Grasby S, Trivedi C, Spear J, Templeton A, Low-temperature formation and stabilization of rare allotropes of cyclooctasulfur (β-S8 and γ-S8) in the presence of organic carbon at a sulfur-rich glacial site in the Canadian High Arctic, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 200, 218–231 (2017)

Cosmidis J, Templeton A, Self-assembly of biomorphic carbon/sulfur microstructures in sulfidic environments, Nature Communications, 7, 12812 (2016)

Li J, Margaret-Oliver I, Cam N, Boudier T, Blondeau M, Leroy E, Cosmidis J, Skouri-Panet F, Guigner J-M, Ferard C, Poinsot M, Moreira D, Lopez-Garcia P, Cassier-Chauvat C, Chauvat F, Benzerara K, Biomineralization patterns of intracellular carbonatogenesis in cyanobacteria: Molecular hypotheses, Minerals, 6:1, 10 (2016)

Cosmidis J, Benzerara K, Guyot F, Skouri-Panet F, Duprat E, Férard C, Guigner J-M, Babonneau F, Coehlo C, Calcium-phosphate biomineralization induced by alkaline phosphatase activity in Escherichia coli: localization, kinetics and potential signatures in the fossil record, Frontiers in Earth Science, 3, 84 (2015)

Jain R, Seder-Colomina M, Jordan N, Dessi P, Cosmidis J, van Hullebusch E, Weiss S, Farges F, Lens P, Entrapped elemental selenium nanoparticles affect physicochemical properties of selenium fed activated sludge, Journal of hazardous materials, 295, 193–200 (2015)

Zatoń M, Niedźwiedzki G, Marynowski L, Benzerara K, Pott C, Cosmidis J, Krzykawski T,   Filipiak P, Coprolites of Late Triassic carnivorous vertebrates from Poland: An integrative approach, Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 430, 21–46 (2015)

Cosmidis J, Benzerara K, Nassif N, Tyliszczak T, Bourdelle F, Characterization of Ca-phosphate biological materials by Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy (STXM) at the Ca L2,3-, P L2,3- and C K-edges, Acta Biomaterialia, 12, 260–269 (2015)

Li J, Bernard S, Benzerara K, Beyssac O, Allard T, Cosmidis J, Moussou J, Impact of biomineralization on the preservation of microorganisms during fossilization: An experimental perspective, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 400, 113–122 (2014)

Benzerara K, Skouri-Panet F, Li J,  Ferard C,  Gugger  M,  Laurent T, Couradeau E,  Ragon M, Cosmidis J, Menguy N, Margaret-Oliver I, Tavera R, Lopez-Garcia P, Moreira D, Intracellular Ca-carbonate biomineralization is widespread in cyanobacteria, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 10933–10938 (2014).

Cosmidis J, Benzerara K, Morin G, Busigny V, Jézéquel D, et al., Biomineralization of iron phosphates in the anoxic water column of Lake Pavin (Massif Central, France), Geochemica et Cosmochemica Acta, 126:78–96 (2014).

Cosmidis J, Benzerara K, Menguy N, Arning E, Microscopy evidence of bacterial microfossils in phosphorite crusts of the Peruvian shelf: implications for phosphogenesis mechanisms, Chemical Geology, 359, 10–22 (2013)

Baumgartner J, Morin G, Menguy N, Perez Gonzalez T, Widdrat M, Cosmidis J, Faivre D, Magnetotactic bacteria form magnetite from a phosphate-rich ferric hydroxide via nanometric ferric (hydr)oxide intermediates, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110, 14883–14888 (2013)

Bourdelle F, Benzerara K, Beyssac O, Cosmidis J, Neuville D R, Brown G E Jr., Paineau E, Quantification of the ferric/ferrous iron ratio in silicates by scanning transmission X-ray microscopy at the Fe L2,3 edges, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 166, 423–434 (2013)

Cosmidis J, Benzerara K, Gheerbrant E, Estève I, Bouya B and Amaghzaz M, Nanometer scale characterization of exceptionally preserved bacterial fossils in Paleocene phosphorites from Ouled Abdoun (Morocco), Geobiology, 11:2, 139–153 (2013)

Book chapters

Busigny V, Jézéquel D, Cosmidis J, Viollier E, Benzerara K, Planavsky N, Albéric P, Lebeau O, Sarazin G and Michard G, The Iron Wheel in Lac Pavin: Interaction with Phosphorus Cycle. In: Lake Pavin: History, biogeochemistry, and sedimentology of a deep meromictic maar lake, T Sime-Ngando, P Boivin, E Chapron, D Jezequel, and M Meybeck (eds.), Springer International Publishing, pp. 205–220 (2016)


Cosmidis J, Benzerara K, Soft X-ray Scanning Transmission Micro-Spectroscopy, In: Biomineralization Sourcebook: Characterization of Biominerals and Biomimetic Materials, Laurie Gower and Elaine DiMasi (eds.), Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 115–133 (2014)

Submitted articles

*Nims C, Lafond J, Alleon J, Templeton A, Cosmidis J, Experimental silicification of organic biomorphs: questioning the early microfossil record, Submitted to PNAS

Bralower Tj, Cosmidis J, Heaney P, Kump L et al., Global microbial blooms during the immediate aftermath of the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary impact, Submitted to Nature Geosciences (In revision)

Bralower T, Cosmidis J, Fantle M, Lowery C, et al., The habitat of the nascent Chicxulub crater. Submitted to AGU Advances.


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