Matís Staff

Pauline Vannier

Project Manager

Range: Microorganisms

Phone: +354 4225084 /


Focus Areas:

Microbiology, Extreme Environment, Environmental Microbiology, Marine Microbiology, Aeromicrobiology

Peer-reviewed Articles:
  • Aurélien Daussin, Pauline Vannier, Marine Ménager, Lola Daboussy, Tina Šantl-Temkiv, Charles Cockell and Viggó Þór Marteinsso. Comparison of Atmospheric and Lithospheric Culturable Bacterial Communities from Two Dissimilar Active Volcanic Sites, Surtsey Island and Fimmvörðuháls Mountain in Iceland - (2023). Microorganisms journal , 11, 665.

  • Bergsten P, Vannier P, Frion J, Mougeolle A and Marteinsson VT. Cultivable Bacterial Diversity from the Basaltic Subsurface of the Young Volcanic Island of Surtsey, Iceland - (2022). Microorganisms, (IF: 3,864), 2022;9. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms10061177

  • Bergsten P, Vannier P, Klonowski, Stephen Knobloch AM, Gudmundsson MT, Jackson MD and Marteinsson VT. Basalt-Hosted Microbial Communities in the Subsurface of the Young Volcanic Island of Surtsey, Iceland - (2021). Frontiers in microbiology, (IF: 5.64), 2021;12:2789.

  • Jégousse, C., Vannier, P., Groben, R., Glöckner, FO, Marteinsson, V. . A total of 219 metagenome-assembled genomes of microorganisms from Icelandic marine waters - (2021). PeerJ, 9, e11112.

  • Schwendner, P., Bohmeier, M., Rettberg, P., Beblo-Vranesevic, K., Gaboyer, F., Moissl-Eichinger, C., Perras, AK, Vannier, P., Marteinsson, VT, Garcia-Descalzo , L., Gómez, F., Malki, M., Amils, R., Westall, F., Riedo, A., Monaghan, EP, Ehrenfreund, P., Cabezas, P., Walter, N., Cockell, C... Beyond Chloride Brines: Variable Metabolomic Responses in the Anaerobic Organism MASE-LG-1 to NaCl and MgSO at Identical Water Activity - (2018). Frontiers in microbiology, 9, 335.

  • Cockell, C., Schwendner, P., Perras, A., Rettberg, P., Beblo-Vranesevic, K., Bohmeier, M., C. Moissl-Eichinger, L. Wink, V. Marteinsson, P. Vannier, F. Gomez , L. Garcia-Descalzo , P. Ehrenfreund, EP Monaghan, F. Westall, F. Gaboyer, R. Amils, M. Malki, R. Pukall, P. Cabezas and Walter, N.. Anaerobic microorganisms in astrobiological analogue environments: From field site to culture collection - (2018). International Journal of Astrobiology, 17(4), 314-328.

  • Beblo-Vranesevic, K., Bohmeier, M., Schleumer, S., Rabbow, E., Perras, AK, Moissl-Eichinger, C., Schwendner, P., Cockell, CS, Vannier, P., Marteinsson, V Th., Monaghan, EP, Riedo, A., Ehrenfreund, P., Garcia-Descalzo, L., Gómez, F., Malki, M., Amils, R., Gaboyer, F., Hickman-Lewis, K. ., Westall, F., Cabezas, P., Walter, N., Rettberg, P.. Impact of simulated Martian conditions on (facultative) anaerobic bacterial strains from different Mars analogue sites - (2018). Conference paper, 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, July, .

  • Beblo-Vranesevic K, Bohmeier M, Perras AK, Schwendner P, Rabbow E, Moissl-Eichinger C, Cockell CS, Vannier P, Marteinsson VT, Monaghan EP, Ehrenfreund P, Garcia-Descalzo L, Gómez F, Malki M, Amils R , Gaboyer F , Westall F , Cabezas P , Walter N , Rettberg P . Lack of correlation of desiccation and radiation tolerance in microorganisms from diverse extreme environments tested under anoxic conditions - (2018). FEMS Microbiology Letters, 365(6), .

  • Gaboyer F , Le Milbeau C, Bohmeier M, Schwendner P, Vannier P, Beblo-Vranesevic K, Rabbow E, Foucher F, Gautret P, Guégan R, Richard A, Sauldubois A, Richmann P, Perras AK, Moissl-Eichinger C, Cockell CS, Rettberg P, Marteinsson VT, Monaghan E, Ehrenfreund P, Garcia-Descalzo L, Gomez F. Mineralization and Preservation of an extremotolerant Bacterium Isolated from an Early Mars Analog Environment - (2017). Scientific Reports, 7, 1-14.

  • Beblo-Vranesevic K, Bohmeier M, Perras AK, Schwendner P, Rabbow E, Moissl-Eichinger C, Cockell C, Pukall R, Vannier P, Marteinsson VT, Monaghan EP, Ehrenfreund P, Garcia-Descalzo L, Gómez F, Malki M , Amils R , Gaboyer F , Westall F , Cabezas P , Walter N , Rettberg P , Amendola R . The responses of an anaerobic microorganism, Yersinia intermedia MASE-LG-1 to individual and combined simulated Martian stresses - (2017). PloS one, 12(10), 1-19.

  • Marteinsson VT, Groben R, Reynisson E, Vannier P. Biogeography of Marine Microorganisms - (2016). The Marine Microbiome, , 187-207.

  • Jebbar M, Vannier P, Michoud G, Marteinsson VT. Exploring the Microbiology of the Deep Sea - (2016). The Marine Microbiome, , 227-249.

  • Callac N, Oger P, Lesongeur F, Rattray J, Vannier P, Michoud G, Beauverger M, Gayet N, Rouxel O, Jebbar M. Pyrococcus kukulkanii sp. nov., a novel hyperthermophilic piezophilic archaeon isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent at the Guaymas Basin - (2016). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 66(8), 3142-3149.

  • Vannier P, Michoud G, Oger P et al.. Genome expression of Thermococcus barophilus and Thermococcus kodakarensis in response to different hydrostatic pressure conditions - (2015). Research in microbiology, 166(9), 717-725.

  • Marteinsson V., Klonowski A., Reynisson E., Vannier, P., Sigurðsson, BD, Ólafsson, M .. Microbial colonization in diverse surface soil types in Surtsey and diversity analysis of its subsurface microbiota - (2015). Biogeosciences, 12(4), 1191-1203.

  • Pauline Vannier, Viggo Thor Marteinsson, Olafur Hedinn Fridjonsson, Philippe Oger, Mohamed Jebbar. Complete genome sequence of the hyperthermophilic piezophilic, heterotrophic and carboxydotrophic archaeon Thermococcus barophilus MP - (2011). Journal of Bacteriology, 193(6), 1481-1482.

  • Oger P, Sokolova TG, Kozhevnikova DA., Taranov EA, Vannier P, Lee HS, Kwon KK, Kang SG, Lee JH, Bonch-Osmolovskaya EA. Complete genome sequence of the hyperthermophilic and piezophilic archaeon Thermococcus barophilus Ch5, capable of growth at the expense of hydrogenogenesis from carbon monoxide and formate - (2006). Genome announcements, 4(1), 1-2.

  • Projects:

    ChillBact: Decontamination with ice: fighting Campylobacter in chicken production (H2020-EIC-FTI-2018-2020)

    AirMicrome: The Fate of Depositing Airborne Microorganisms into Pioneer Terrestrial Communities (2018-2021. Rannís)

    IceSUSTAIN: A New Drill Core at Surtsey Volcano (2017-2020. Rannís)

    Microbes In the Icelandic Marine Environment: MIME (2017-2020. Grant of excellence, Rannis)

    ThermEx (2015-2017. PHC Jules Verne)

    AstroLakes (2016-2018. H2020MSCA-IF-704956)

    Mars Analogue Spatial Exploration: MASE (2013-2017. FP7-SPACE-607297)

    Marine Microorganisms: Cultivation Methods for Improving their Biotechnological Applications: MaCuMBA (2012-2016. FP7-KBBE-311975)

    Genomics and Proteomics of Prokaryotes at High Pressures: GAP (2012-2015. Rannís)

    Book chapters:

    Marteinsson VT, Groben R, Reynisson E, Vannier P. (2016). Biogeography of marine microorganisms. The Marine Microbiome, 187-207.

    Jebbar M, Vannier P, Michoud G, Marteinsson VT. (2016). Exploring the microbiology of the deep sea. The Marine Microbiome, 227-249.


    November 2020 and 2021: Guest lecturer on marine and freshwater microbiology (M.Sc. levels, 2x 40 min). Institute: University Háskólí Iceland (Reykjavík, Iceland)

    September 2013-2022: Guest lecturer in the Food Safety course MAT701M (M.Sc. levels, 10 hours/year): Listeria monocytogenesEscherichia coliSalmonella sp., Shigella sp., Vibrio sp., Yersinia sp., Aeromonas sp., foodborne viruses and prions. Institute: University Háskólí Iceland (Reykjavík, Iceland)

    October 2011-August 2012: Assistant professor in microbiology(B.Sc. spirit M. Sc. levels, 124 hours). Institute: University of Western Brittany (UBO, Brest, FR) 

    October 2008-October 2011: Teaching assistant in microbiology (B.Sc. spirit M. Sc. levels, 96 hours/year). Institute: University of Western Britain (UBO, Brest, FR) 


    2012-2008: PhD in marine microbiology, University of Western Britain (UBO, Brest, France)

    2008-2007: Master 2. Fundamental and applied microbiology (UBO, Brest, France)

    2007-2006: Master 1. Marine biological sciences, European Institute for Marine Studies (IUEM, Plouzané, France)

    2006-2005: Bachelor in population biology (UBO, Brest, France)

    2005-2002: Bachelor in Biological Sciences and Geology, University of Champagne-Ardenne (Reims, France)

    Supervision of graduate students: 3 PhD students, 5 Master students, 9 Bachelor students

    From January 2017: Co-supervisor of 3 PhD Students with Viggó Þór Marteinsson, Matís, Iceland