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Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology

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Robert VAN LIS

Research scientist

Activities - Functions

  • Physiology and metabolism of microalgae in relation to the biotic and abiotic conditions
  • Biorefinery processes using the coupling between waste effluents & microalgae

Scientific career

  • 2016 – present  Research scientist on environmental biorefinery and metabolism of microalgae, LBE-INRA Narbonne.
  • 2014 – 2016  Independent researcher on bioenergetic enzymes and metabolism of microalgae and bacteria, Marseille.
  • 2003 – 2014  Postdoctoral researcher positions on bioenergetic enzymes and metabolism of microalgae and bacteria, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany; Laboratory of Plant Physiology (PCV) & Institute of Structural Biology (IBS), Grenoble; Laboratory of Bioenergetics and Protein Engineering (BIP), Marseille, France.
  • 1998 – 2003  PhD on the biochemistry of the bioenergetic metabolism of Chlamydomonadaceae microalgae, Institute of Cellular Physiology (IFC), National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico; 3 periods as invited researcher at Brown University, Providence RI, USA.
  • 1996 – 1998  Associated researcher, various projects on bacterial molecular ecology, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands,
  • 1993 – 1996  Master in Environmental Sciences, specialty Water quality, profile Ecotoxicology, Wageningen University (WUR), The Netherlands


  • van Lis R, Popek M, Coute Y, Kosta A, Drapier D, Nitschke W, Atteia A (2017). Concerted upregulation of aldehyde/alcohol dehydrogenase (ADHE) and starch in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii increases survival under dark anoxia. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 292 (6), 2395-2410.
  • Rivasseau C, Farhi E, Compagnon E, de Gouvion Saint Cyr D, van Lis R, Falconet D, Kuntz M, Atteia A, Couté A (2016). Coccomyxa actinabiotis sp nov (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta), a new green microalga living in the spent fuel cooling pool of a nuclear reactor. Journal of Phycology, 52 (5), 689-703.
  • Atteia A, van Lis R, Tielens AG, Martin WF (2013). Anaerobic energy metabolism in unicellular photosynthetic eukaryotes. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics, 1827 (2), 210-223.
  • van Lis R, Baffert C, Coute Y, Nitschke W, Atteia A (2013). Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Chloroplasts Contain a Homodimeric Pyruvate:Ferredoxin Oxidoreductase That Functions with FDX1. Plant Physiology, 161 (1), 57-71.
  • Schoepp-Cothenet B, van Lis R, Atteia A, Baymann F, Capowiez L, Ducluzeau AL, Duval S, ten Brink F, Russell MJ, Nitschke W (2013). On the universal core of bioenergetics. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics, 1827 (2), 79-93.
  • Atteia A, Adrait A, Brugière S, Tardif M, van Lis R, Deusch O, Dagan T, Kuhn L, Gontero B, Martin W, Garin J, Joyard J, Rolland N (2009). A proteomic survey of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii mitochondria sheds new light on the metabolic plasticity of the organelle and on the nature of the α-proteobacterial mitochondrial ancestor. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 26, 1533 - 1548.
  • van Lis R, Mendoza-Hernández G, Groth G, Atteia A (2007). New Insights into the Unique Structure of the F F1-ATP Synthase from the Chlamydomonad Algae Polytomella sp. and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Physiology, 144 (2), 1190-9.
  • Atteia A, van Lis R, Gelius-Dietrich G, Adrait A, Garin J, Joyard J, Rolland N, Martin W (2006). Pyruvate formate-lyase and a novel route of eukaryotic ATP-synthesis in Chlamydomonas mitochondria. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 281, 9909-9918.
  • Atteia A, van Lis R, Beale SI (2005). Enzymes of the heme biosynthetic pathway in the nonphotosynthetic alga Polytomella sp. Eukaryotic Cell, 4 (12), 2087-97.
  • van Lis R, Atteia A, Nogaj LA, Beale SI (2005). Subcellular localization and light-regulated expression of protoporphyrinogen IX oxidase and ferrochelatase in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Physiology, 139 (4), 1946-58.
  • van Lis R, González-Halphen D, Atteia A (2005). Divergence of the mitochondrial electron transport chains from the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and its colorless close relative Polytomella sp. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics, 1708 (1), 23-34
  • van Lis R, Atteia A (2004). Control of Mitochondrial Function via Photosynthetic Redox Signals. Photosynthesis Research, 79 (2), 133-48.
  • Atteia A, van Lis R, Mendoza-Hernández G, Henze K, Martin W, Riveros-Rosas H, González-Halphen D (2003). Bifunctional aldehyde/alcohol dehydrogenase (ADHE) in chlorophyte algal mitochondria. Plant Molecular Biology, 53 (1-2), 175-88.
  • van Lis R, Atteia A, Mendoza-Hernández G, González-Halphen D (2003). Identification of novel mitochondrial protein components of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. A proteomic approach. Plant Physiology, 132 (1), 318-30.

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