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Institut de minéralogie, de physique des matériaux et de cosmochimie

Jennyfer Miot (MC MNHN)




Microbe-Mineral Interactions

(Experimental) Biomineralization

Biomineralization for Li-ion batteries

Microbial electron transfer mechanisms



(cryo)-electron microscopy (SEM, TEM, CEMOVIS), STXM, XAS, Microbiology, biomineralization for electrochemical applications

Contact Informations

Phone : 01 40 79 48 39
Mail(s) : jmiot@mnhn.fr



  - 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


Experimental fossilization of Archaea encrusted by Fe-phosphates (2017) Miot J., Bernard S., Lombard C., Guyot F., Kish A. Scientific Reports, in press.

Magnetotactic bacteria are a significant P reservoir in the meromictic Lake Pavin (2017), Rivas-Lamelo S., Benzerara K., Lefevre C.T., Monteil C.L., Jézéquel D., Menguy N., Viollier E., Guyot F., Férard C., Poinsot M., Skouri-Panet F., Trcera N., Miot J., Duprat E. Geochemical Perspectives Letters.

Iron phosphate / bacteria composites as precursors for textured materials with enhanced electrochemical properties (2016) Mirvaux B., Recham N., Miot J., Courty M, Bernard S., Beyssac O., Davoisne C., Sougrati M., Demortière A., Guyot F., Tarascon J-M., Larcher D. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 163 (10), A1-A10

Mineralogical diversity in Lake Pavin: connections with water column chemistry and biomineralization processes (2016) Miot J., Jézéquel D., Benzerara K., Cordier L., Rivas-Lamelo S., Skouri-Panet F., Férard C., Poinsot M., Duprat E. Minerals, 6: 24.

Preservation of archeal surface layer structure during mineralization (2016) Kish A., Miot J., Lombard C., Guigner J-M., Bernard S., Zirah S., Guyot F. Scientific Reports. 6: 26152.

Iron mineralogy across the oxycline of a lignite mine lake (2016) Miot J., Lu S., Morin G., Adra A., Benzerara K., Küsel K. Chemical Geology, 434, 28-42.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Iron biomineralization by neutrophilic iron-oxidizing bacteria (2009) 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. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73 (3), 696-711.

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

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

Synchrotron X-ray studies of heavy metal mineral-microbe interactions (2008) G.E. Brown Jr, Wang Y., Gélabert A., Ha J., Cismasu C., Ona-Nguema G., Benzerara K., Miot J. et al. Mineralogical Magazine, 72, 169-173.

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

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



Chapter 10: Mineralogical identification of traces of life (2017) Benzerara K., Miot J., Bernard S., in Biosignatures for Astrobiology Cambridge University Press Ed., Editor: Barbara Cavalazzi.

Formation and transformation of Fe-bearing minerals by Fe(II)-oxidizing and Fe(III)-reducing bacteria (2016) Miot J., Etique M., in Iron Oxides: from Nature to Applications Wiley Ed., Editor: Damien Faivre.

Chapter 8.3: Biomineralization mechanisms (2010) Benzerara K., Miot J. Origins of life. Cambridge University Press.





  - 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




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