Jennyfer Miot(MC MNHN)



Microbe-Mineral Interactions

(Experimental) Biomineralization

Biomineralization for Li-ion batteries

Microbial electron transfer mechanisms






Office: Site Buffon, 2nd Floor, Room 202

Telephone: 01 40 79 48 39

Mail: jmiot @



  - (cryo)-electron microscopy (SEM, TEM, CEMOVIS), STXM, XAS, Microbiology, Li-ion batteries.


  - Since 2013: Assistant Professor (MdC MNHN) in Mineralogy/Geochemistry

  - 2011-2013: Postdoctoral Research Fellow RS2E, LRCS (Amiens, France)


  - Ph.D. in Fundamental and Applied Geochemistry, University Paris Diderot & IPGP – Dec. 2008


  - Miot J., Remusat L., Duprat E., Gonzales A., Pont S., Poinsot M. (2015) Fe biomineralization mirrors individual metabolic activity in a nitrate-dependent Fe(II)-oxidizer. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6:879. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00879.


  - Robin N., Bernard S., Miot J., Blanc-Valleron M.-M., Charbonnier S., Petit G. (2015) Multiscale characterization of fossilizd epibiotic calcifying bacteria and comparison with modern counterparts, Minerals, 5, 488-506.

  - Miot J., Li JH., Benzerara K., Sougrati M., Ona-Nguema G., Bernard S., Jumas JC., Guyot F. (2014) Formation of single domain magnetite by green rust oxidation promoted by microbial anaerobic nitrate-dependent iron oxidation, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 139, 327-343.

  - Miot J., Benzerara K., Kappler A. (2014) Investigating microbe/mineral interactions: recent advances in X-ray and electron microscopies and redox-sensitive methods. Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 42, 271-289.

  - Miot J., Recham N., Larcher D., Guyot F., Brest J., Tarascon J.-M. (2014) Biomineralized a-Fe2O3: texture and electrochemical reaction with Li. Energy & Environmental Science, 7(1), 451-460. 

  - Miot J., Mac Lellan K., Benzerara K., Boisset N. (2011) Preservation of protein globules and peptidoglycan in the mineralized cell wall of nitrate-reducing, iron(II)-oxidizing bacteria: a cryo-electron microscopy study. Geobiology, 9(6), 459-470.

  - Benzerara K., Miot J., Morin G. (2011) How some bacteria can oxidize iron in the absence of dioxygen: implications for environmental science and the search of ancient traces of life. Actualité Chimique, 356-57, 102-104.

  - Benzerara K., Miot J., Morin G., Ona-Nguema G., Skouri-Panet F., Férard C (2011) Significance, mechanisms and environmental implications of microbial biomineralization. Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 343(2-3), 160-167.

  - Benzerara K., Miot J. Origins of life, Chapter 8.3: Biomineralization mechanisms. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

  - Miot J., Morin G., Skouri-Panet F., Férard C., Poitevin A., Aubry A., Ona-Nguema G., Juillot F., Guyot F., Brown Jr GE. (2009) Speciation of arsenic in Euglena gracilis cells exposed to As(V). Environmental Science and Technology, 43 (9), 3315-3321.

  - Miot J., Benzerara K., Morin G., Kappler A., Bernard S., Obst M., Férard C., Skouri-Panet F., Guigner J.M., Posth N., Galvez M., Brown Jr G.E. (2009) Iron biomineralization by neutrophilic iron-oxidizing bacteria. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73 (3), 696-711.

  - Schaedler, S., Burkhardt C., Hegler F., Straub KL., Miot J., Benzerara K., Kappler A. (2009) Formation of cell-iron-mineral aggregates by phototrophic and nitrate-dependent anaerobic Fe(II)-oxidizing bacteria. Geomicrobiology Journal, 26 (2), 93-103.

  - Miot J., Benzerara K., Morin G., Bernard S., Larquet E., Ona-Nguema G., Kappler A., Hegler F., Guyot F. (2009) Transformation of vivianite by anaerobic nitrate-reducing iron-oxidizing bacteria. Geobiology, 7 (3), 373-384.

  - Miot J., Benzerara K., Obst M., Kappler A., Hegler F., Bouchez C., Guyot F., Morin G. (2009) Extracellular iron biomineralization by photoautotrophic iron-oxidizing bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75 (17), 5586-5591.

  - Miot J., Morin G., Skouri-Panet F., Férard C., Aubry E., Briand J., Wang Y., Ona-Nguema G., Guyot F., Brown Jr G.E. (2008) XAS study of arsenic coordination in Euglena gracilis exposed to arsenite. Environmental Science and Technology, 42 (14), 5342-5347.

  - Benzerara K., Morin G., Yoon T.H., Miot J., Tyliszczak T., Casiot C., Bruneel O., Farges F., and G.E. Brown, Jr. (2008) Nanoscale study of As transformations by bacteria in an acid mine drainage system. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 72 (16), 3949-3963.

  - Benzerara K., Miller V.M., Barell G., Kumar V., Miot J., Brown Jr G.E., Lieske J.C. (2006) Search for microbial signatures within human and microbial calcifications using soft X-ray spectromicroscopy. Journal of Investigative Medicine. 54 (7), 367-379.



  - Christel Laberty-Robert, Thibaud Coradin, LCMCP, UPMC

  - Jean-Marie Tarascon, College de France

  - Dominique Larcher, Nadir Recham, LRCS, Amiens

  - Didier Jezequel, E. Viollier, LGE, IPGP

  - Adrienne Kish, Séverine Zirah, Isabelle Domart-Coulon, Marie-Lise Bourguet-Kondracki, MCAM, MNHN

  - Kirsten Küsel, Aquatic Geomicrobiology, Jena, Germany

  - Andreas Kappler, Univ. Tuebingen, Germany