Astrobiology and Astrochemistry

Astrobiology is the study of the processes which led to the apparition of life on our planet and which may have or could enable it elsewhere. The LISA research on this topic follows two main paths: studies of the reactivity and evolution of organic matter in extraterrestrial environments and the search for molecular structures through remote sensing and in situ measurements. The LISA thus develops laboratory experiments simulating the conditions of extraterrestrial environments, participates to the designing and building up of chemical analyzers for (mostly ESA and NASA) spatial missions and participates to remote sensing campaigns.


Guzman, M., Szopa, C., Freissinet, C., Buch, A., Fabien Stalport, Kaplan, D., Francois Raulin

Testing the capabilities of the Mars Organic Molecule Analyser (MOMA) chromatographic columns for the separation of organic compounds on Mars
Planetary and Space Science

Wednesday 18 March 2020
Hornung K., Mellado E.M., Paquette J., Nicolas Fray, Fischer H., Stenzel O., Baklouti D., Merouane S., Langevin Y., Bardyn A., Engrand C., Herve Cottin, Thirkell L., Briois C.,Modica P., Rynö J., Silen J., Schulz R., Siljeström S., Lehto H., Varmuza K., Koch A., Kissel J. and Hilchenbach M

Electrical properties of cometary dust particles derived from line shapes of TOF-SIMS spectra measured by the ROSETTA/COSIMA instrument
Planetary and Space Science

Monday 2 March 2020
Olivia Venot, T. Cavalié, R. Bounaceur, P. Tremblin, L. Brouillard, R. Lhoussaine Ben Brahim

New chemical scheme for giant planet thermochemistry. Update of the methanol chemistry and new reduced chemical scheme

Wednesday 12 February 2020
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