Edinburgh Research Explorer

Dr Susana Oliveira Lebre Direito

Impact Acceleration Associate (IAA) for Biological Physics

  1. 2011
  2. A wide variety of putative extremophiles and large beta-diversity at the Mars Desert Research Station (Utah)

    Direito, S. O. L., Ehrenfreund, P., Marees, A., Staats, M., Foing, B. & Roling, W. F. M., Jul 2011, In : International Journal of Astrobiology. 10, 3, p. 191-207 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Astrobiology and habitability studies in preparation for future Mars missions: trends from investigating minerals, organics and biota

    Ehrenfreund, P., Roling, W. F. M., Thiel, C. S., Quinn, R., Sephton, M. A., Stoker, C., Kotler, J. M., Direito, S. O. L., Martins, Z., Orzechowska, G. E., Kidd, R. D., van Sluis, C. A. & Foing, B. H., Jul 2011, In : International Journal of Astrobiology. 10, 3, p. 239-253 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Field astrobiology research in Moon-Mars analogue environments: instruments and methods

    Foing, B. H., Stoker, C., Zavaleta, J., Ehrenfreund, P., Thiel, C., Sarrazin, P., Blake, D., Page, J., Pletser, V., Hendrikse, J., Direito, S., Kotler, J. M., Martins, Z., Orzechowska, G., Gross, C., Wendt, L., Clarke, J., Borst, A. M., Peters, S. T. M., Wilhelm, M. -B. & 2 others, Davies, G. R. & ILEWG EuroGeoMars 2009 Team, Jul 2011, In : International Journal of Astrobiology. 10, 3, p. 141-160 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Mineralogical, chemical, organic and microbial properties of subsurface soil cores from Mars Desert Research Station (Utah, USA): Phyllosilicate and sulfate analogues to Mars mission landing sites

    Stoker, C. R., Clarke, J., Direito, S. O. L., Blake, D., Martin, K. R., Zavaleta, J. & Foing, B., Jul 2011, In : International Journal of Astrobiology. 10, 3, p. 269-289 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Multidisciplinary integrated field campaign to an acidic Martian Earth analogue with astrobiological interest: Rio Tinto

    Gomez, F., Walter, N., Amils, R., Rull, F., Klingelhoefer, A. K., Kviderova, J., Sarrazin, P., Foing, B., Behar, A., Fleischer, I., Parro, V., Garcia-Villadangos, M., Blake, D., Martin Ramos, J. D., Direito, S., Mahapatra, P., Stam, C., Venkateswaran, K. & Voytek, M., Jul 2011, In : International Journal of Astrobiology. 10, 3, p. 291-305 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. 2012
  8. Sensitive life detection strategies for low-biomass environments: optimizing extraction of nucleic acids adsorbing to terrestrial and Mars analogue minerals

    Direito, S. O. L., Marees, A. & Roling, W. F. M., Jul 2012, In : FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 81, 1, p. 111-123 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. 2014
  10. Systematic evaluation of bias in microbial community profiles induced by whole genome amplification

    Direito, S. O. L., Zaura, E., Little, M., Ehrenfreund, P. & Roling, W. F. M., Mar 2014, In : Environmental Microbiology. 16, 3, p. 643-657 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. 2015
  12. The significance of microbe-mineral-biomarker interactions in the detection of life on mars and beyond

    Röling, W. F. M., Aerts, J. W., Patty, C. H. L., Ten Kate, I. L., Ehrenfreund, P. & Direito, S. O. L., 1 Jun 2015, In : Astrobiology. 15, 6, p. 492-507 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Geological repositories: scientific priorities and potential high-technology transfer from the space and physics sectors

    Direito, S. O. L., Clark, S., Cousins, C., Fujita, Y., Gluyas, J., Harley, S., Holmes, R. J., Hutchinson, I. B., Kudryavtsev, V. A., Lloyd, J., Main, I. G., Naylor, M., Payler, S., Smith, N., Spooner, N. J. C., Telfer, S., Thompson, L. F., Wouters, K., Wragg, J. & Cockell, C., 1 Nov 2015, In : Mineralogical Magazine. 79, 6, p. 1651-1664 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  14. 2016
  15. Habitability: A Review

    Cockell, C. S., Bush, T., Bryce, C., Direito, S., Fox-Powell, M., Harrison, J. P., Lammer, H., Landenmark, H., Martin-Torres, J., Nicholson, N., Noack, L., O'Malley-James, J., Payler, S. J., Rushby, A., Samuels, T., Schwendner, P., Wadsworth, J. & Zorzano, M. P., Jan 2016, In : Astrobiology. 16, 1, p. 89-117 29 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Planetary science and exploration in the deep subsurface: results from the MINAR Program, Boulby Mine, UK

    Payler, S. J., Biddle, J. F., Coates, A. J., Cousins, C. R., Cross, R. E., Cullen, D. C., Downs, M. T., Direito, S. O. L., Edwards, T., Gray, A. L., Genis, J., Gunn, M., Hansford, G. M., Harkness, P., Holt, J., Josset, J-L., Li, X., Lees, D. S., Lim, D. S. S., Mchugh, M. & 6 others, Mcluckie, D., Meehan, E., Paling, S. M., Souchon, A., Yeoman, L. & Cockell, C. S., 20 Apr 2016, In : International Journal of Astrobiology. 16, 2, p. 114-129 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  17. 2018
  18. The UK Centre for Astrobiology: A Virtual Astrobiology Centre. Accomplishments and Lessons Learned, 2011-2016

    Cockell, C. S., Biller, B., Bryce, C. C., Cousins, C., Direito, S., Forgan, D., Fox-Powell, M., Harrison, J., Landenmark, H., Nixon, S. L., Payler, S. J., Rice, K., Samuels, T., Schwendner, P., Stevens, A., Nicholson, N. & Wadsworth, J., 29 Jan 2018, In : Astrobiology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  19. 2020
  20. Computational design of probes to detect bacterial genomes by multivalent binding

    Curk, T., Brackley, C., Farrell, J. D., Xing, Z., Joshi, D., Oliveira Lebre Direito, S., Bren, U., Angioletti-Uberti, S., Dobnikar, J., Eiser, E., Frenkel, D. & Allen, R., 2 Apr 2020, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 201918274 .

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  21. Predictable Properties of Fitness Landscapes Induced by Adaptational Tradeoffs

    Das, S. G., Oliveira Lebre Direito, S., Waclaw, B., Allen, R. & Krug, J., 16 Jun 2020, In : eLIFE. 9, e55155.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  22. A roadblock-and-kill mechanism of action model for the DNA-targeting antibiotic ciprofloxacin

    Ojkic, N., Lilja, E., Oliveira Lebre Direito, S., Dawson, A., Allen, R. J. & Waclaw, B., 29 Jun 2020, In : Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Soft matter science and the COVID-19 pandemic

    Poon, W. C. K., Brown, A. T., Direito, S. O. L., Hodgson, D. J. M., Nagard, L. L., Lips, A., MacPhee, C. E., Marenduzzo, D., Royer, J. R., Silva, A. F., Thijssen, J. H. J. & Titmuss, S., 2 Sep 2020, In : Soft Matter. 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle