Publications

I am an author of several peer-reviewed publications in international journals and book chapters. I am an author of 4 high-impact papers including two Nature GeoScience, PNAS and Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

My research has a big impact in the society, and I have >100 international media appearances to talk about my research.

Full list of publications is available at Google Scholar, Scopus, Web of Knowledge Researcher, ORCID.

 

Refereed papers

The symbol * denotes senior/corresponding author.

1.      Garry JRC, ten Kate IL, Martins Z, Nørnberg P, Ehrenfreund P (2006) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 41, 391-405. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1945-5100.2006.tb00470.x

2.      Glavin DP, Dworkin JP, Aubrey A, Botta O, Doty I, Martins Z, Bada J (2006) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 41, 889-902. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1945-5100.2006.tb00493.x

3.      Martins Z*, Watson JS, Sephton MA, Botta O, Ehrenfreund P, Gilmour I (2006) Planet. Sci. 41, 1073-1080. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1945-5100.2006.tb00505.x

4.      Martins Z*, Alexander C, Orzechowska GE, Fogel ML, Ehrenfreund P (2007) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 42, 2125-2136. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1945-5100.2007.tb01013.x

5.      Ehrenfreund P, Ruiterkamp R, Peeters Z, Foing B, Salama F, Martins Z (2007) Planet. Space Sci. 55, 383-400. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2006.07.001

6.      Botta O, Martins Z, Ehrenfreund P (2007) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 42, 81-92. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1945-5100.2007.tb00219.x

7.      Martins Z*, Hofmann BA, Gnos E, Greenwood RC, Verchovsky A, Franchi IA, Jull AJT, Botta O, Glavin DP, Dworkin JP, Ehrenfreund P (2007) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 42, 1581-1595. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1945-5100.2007.tb00592.x

8.      Küppers M, et al. (2008) Experimental Astronomy 23, 809-847. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/s10686-008-9115-8

9.      Marlow JJ, Martins Z, Sephton MA (2008) Astron. Geophys. 49, 2.2-2.5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-4004.2008.49220.x

10.   Martins Z*, Botta O, Fogel ML, Sephton MA, Glavin DP, Watson JS, Dworkin JP, Schwartz AW, Ehrenfreund P (2008) Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 270, 130-136. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2008.03.026

11.   Botta O, Martins Z, Emmenegger C, Dworkin JP, Glavin DP, Harvey RP, Zenobi R, Bada JL, Ehrenfreund P (2008) Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 43, 1465-1480. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1945-5100.2008.tb01021.x

12.   Peeter Z, Quinn R, Martins Z, Sephton MA, Becker L, MCM VL, Brucato J, Grunthaner F, Ehrenfreund P (2009) Int. J. Astrobiol. 10, 301-315. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1473550409990140

13.   Marlow JJ, Martins Z, Sephton MA (2011) Int. J. Astrobiol. 10, 31-44. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1473550410000303

14.   Martins Z* (2011) Astron. Geophys. 52, 1.34-1.35. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-4004.2011.52134.x

15.   Martins Z* (2011) Organic Chemistry of Carbonaceous Meteorites. Elements 7, 35-40. https://doi.org/10.2113/gselements.7.1.35 

16.   Foing BH, Stoker C, Zavaleta J, Ehrenfreund P, Thiel C, Sarrazin P, Blake D, Page J, Pletser V, Hendrikse J, Direito S, Kotler JM, Martins Z, Orzechowska G, Gross C, Wendt L, Clarke J, Borst A, Peters S, Wilhelm M, Davies G, team ILEWGE2009 (2011) Int. J. Astrobiol. 10, 141-160. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1473550411000036

17.   Kotler JM, Quinn R, Foing BH, Martins Z, Ehrenfreund P (2011) Int. J. Astrobiol. 10, 221-230. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1473550411000103

18.   Martins Z*, Sephton MA, Foing BH, Ehrenfreund P (2011) Int. J. Astrobiol. 10, 231-238. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1473550410000431

19.   Ehrenfreund P, Röling WFM, Thiel CS, Quinn R, Sephton MA, Stoker C, Kotler JM, Direito S, Martins Z, Orzechowska G, Kidd RD, van Sluis CA, Foing BH (2011) Int. J. Astrobiol. 10, 239-254. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1473550411000140

20.   Chan HS, Martins Z*, Sephton MA (2012) Planetary and Space Science 60, 336-341. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2011.10.011

21.   Chan HS, Martins Z*, Sephton MA (2012) Planetary and Space Science 68, 42-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2011.06.004

22.   Matthewman R, Cotton LJ, Martins Z, Sephton MA (2012) Marine and Petroleum Geology 37, 41-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2012.05.009

23.   Chan HS, Martins Z*, Sephton MA (2012) Meteoritics & Planetary Science 47, 1502?1516. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01413.x

24.   Elsila JE, Glavin DP, Dworkin JP, Martins Z, and Bada JL (2012) PNAS 109, 48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1213261109

25.   Matthewman R, Martins Z, Sephton MA (2013) Astrobiology 13, 324-333. http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/ast.2012.0820

26.   Howard K, Bailey MJ, Berhanu D, Bland PA, Cressey G, Howard LE, Jeynes C, Matthewman R, Martins Z, Sephton MA, Stolojan V, Verchovsky S (2013) Nature Geoscience 6, 1018?1022. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1996

27.   Martins Z, Price MC, Goldman N, Sephton MA, Burchell MJ (2013) Nature GeoScience 6, 1045?1049. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1930

28.   Trigo-Rodriguez JM, Moyano-Cambero CE, Llorca J, Fornasier S, Barucci MA, Belskaya I, Martins Z, Rivkin AS, Dotto E, Madiedo JM, Alonso-Azcarate J (2014) Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 437, 227-240. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stt1873

29.   Myrgorodska I, Meinert C, Martins Z, d'Hendecourt L, Meierhenrich UJ (2015) Angewandte Chemie International Edition 54, 1402-1412. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201409354

30.   Martins Z*, Modica P, Zanda B, d'Hendecourt L (2015) Meteoritics & Planetary Science 50, 926-943. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/maps.12442

31.   Myrgorodska I, Meinert C, Martins Z, le Sergeant dHendecourt L, Meierhenrich U (2016) Journal of Chromatography A 1433, 131-136. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2016.01.014

32.   dos Santos R, Patel M, Cuadros J, Martins Z* (2016) Icarus 277, 342-353. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2016.05.029

33.   Cottin H, Kotler JM, Bartik K, Cleaves HJ, Cockell CS, de Vera J-PP, Ehrenfreund P, Leuko S, Ten Kate IL, Martins Z, Pascal R, Quinn R, Rettberg P, Westall F (2017), Space Science Reviews 209, 1-42 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11214-015-0196-1

34.   Martins Z, Cottin H, Kotler JM, Carrasco N, Cockell C, de la Torre R, Demets R, de Vera J-P, dHendecourt L, Ehrenfreund P, Elsaesser A, Foing B, Onofri S, Quinn R, Rabbow E, Rettberg P, Ricco AJ, Slenzka K, Stalport F, ten Kate IL, van Loon J, Westall F (2017), Space Science Reviews 209, 43-81. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11214-017-0369-1

35.   Cottin H, Kotler JM, Billi D, Cockell C, Demets R, Ehrenfreund P, Elsaesser A, d'Hendecourt L, van Loon J, Martins Z, Onofri S, Quinn RC, Rabbow E, Rettberg P, Ricco AJ, Slenzka K, de la Torre R, de Vera J-P, Westall F, Carrasco N, Fresneau A, Kawaguchi Y, Kebukawa Y, Nguyen D, Poch O, Saiagh K, Stalport F, Yamagishi A, Yano H, Klamm BA (2017), Space Science Reviews 209, 83?181. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11214-017-0365-5

36.   Rimola A, Trigo-Rodríguez JM, Martins Z (2017), Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19, 18217-18231. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7cp03504g

37. Martins Z* (2018), Life 8, 28-43; https://doi.org/10.3390/life8030028

38. Modica P, Martins Z, Meinert C, Zanda B, d'Hendecourt LLS (2018) The Astrophysical Journal 865, 41-51. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aada8a

39. Laurent B, Cousins CR, Pereira MFC, Martins Z (2019) Effects of UV-organic interaction and Martian conditions on the survivability of organics. Icarus 323, 33-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2019.01.020

40. Aerts JW, van Spanning RJM, Flahaut J, Molenaar D, Bland PA, Genge MJ, Ehrenfreund P and Martins Z (2019) Microbial Communities in Sediments From Four Mildly Acidic Ephemeral Salt Lakes in the Yilgarn Craton (Australia) ? Terrestrial Analogs to Ancient Mars. Front. Microbiol. 10, 779. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.00779

 

Books and/or Book Chapters

1.      Martins Z*, Sephton MA (2009) Extraterrestrial amino acids In: Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins in Organic Chemistry, Editors: Hughes. Germany, Wiley-VCH publishers, Pages: 3-42 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9783527631766.ch1

2.      Martins Z* (2012) Origin of the Genetic Code and Abiotic Synthesis of Organic Compounds, In Life on Earth and other Planetary Bodies, Editors: Hanslmeier, Kempe, Seckback. Dordrecht, Springer, Pages 271-289. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4966-5_16

3.      Mason N, Capova KA, Laine P, Losiak A, Martins Z, Noack L, Smith K (2018) Science and Research. In Astrobiology and Society in Europe Today, Editors: Capova, Persson, Milligan, Dunér. Springer International Publishing, Pages: 41-46. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96265-8

4. Martins Z* (2019) Organic Molecules in Meteorites and Their Astrobiological Significance. In Handbook of Astrobiology, Editor: Kolb. CRC Press. Pages: 177-194. ISBN 9781138065123 - CAT# K33392.


Conference abstracts

1.      Martins Z, Botta O, Ehrenfreund P (2003) 66th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical-Society. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 38, A37.

2.      Martins Z, Botta O, de Vries M, Becker L, Ehrenfreund P (2004) 35th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Abstract #3599.

3.      Martins Z, Botta O, Ehrenfreund P (2004) 35th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Abstract# 1486.

4.      Martins Z, Botta O, Sephton MA, Ehrenfreund P (2004) 67th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society. Meteorit. Planet. Sci.39, A64.

5.      Martins Z, Greenwood RC, Franchi IA, Botta O, Ehrenfreund P, Hofmann BA (2005) 68th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society. Meteorit. Planet. Sci.40, A98.

6.      Martins Z, Botta O, Fogel M, Sephton M, Glavin D, Watson J, Dworkin J, Schwartz A, Ehrenfreund P (2006) 1st European Planetary Science Congress. Abstract#185.

7.      Martins Z, Botta O, Fogel ML, Sephton MA, Glavin DP, Watson JS, Dworkin JP, Schwartz AW, Ehrenfreund P (2006) 69th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society. Meteorit. Planet. Sci.41, A114.

8.      Botta O, Martins Z, Emmenegger C, Dworkin JP, Glavin DP, Harvey RP, Zenobi R, Bada JL, Ehrenfreund P (2006) 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Abstract# 1464.

9.      Ehrenfreund P, Ruiterkamp R, Peeters Z, Foing B, Salama F, Martins Z (2006) 36th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Abstract# 3635.

10.   Botta O, Martins Z, Emmenegger C, Dworkin JP, Glavin DP, Harvey RP, Zenobi R, Ehrenfreund P (2006) 69th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society. Meteorit. Planet. Sci.41, A26.

11.   Peeter Z, Quinn R, Martins Z, Becker L, Willis P, Grunthaner F, Ehrenfreund P (2007) American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #39, Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 39: 493-493.

12.   Martins Z, Alexander CMO, Orzechowska GE, Fogel ML, Sephton MA, Ehrenfreund P (2007) 70th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 42, A97.

13.   Martins Z, Alexander CMO, Orzechowska GE, Elsila JE, Glavin DP, Dworkin JP, Sephton MA, Ehrenfreund P (2007) Workshop on Antarctic Meteorites, Meteorit. Planet. Sci.43, A90.

14.   Needham AW, Smith CL, Sephton MA, Martins Z, Russell SS (2008) Workshop on Antarctic Meteorites, Meteorit. Planet. Sci.43, A114.

15.   Peeters Z, Quinn R, Martins Z, Becker L, Brucato JR, Willis P, Grunthaner F, Ehrenfreund P (2008) 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Abstract# 1391, 1742.

16.   Ehrenfreund P, Martins Z, Alexander C, Orzechowska G, Fogel M (2008) 37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. F32-0011-08, 797.

17.   Needham AW, Smith CL, Howard KT, Benedix GK, Sephton MA, Martins Z, Foster NJ, Franchi IA, Russell SS (2009) 72nd Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 44, A155.

18.   Fehr M. A., James R. H., Sephton M. A., Martins Z., Bland P. A. (2009) Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Supplement 73, A359.

19.   Matthewman R, Martins Z, Sephton M (2010) Astrobiology Science Conference 2010. Abstract# 1538, 5125.

20.   Ehrenfreund P, Foing BH, Stoker C, Zhavaleta J, Orzechowska G, Kotler M, Martins Z, Sephton M, Becker L, Quinn R, van Sluis C, Boche-Sauvan L, Gross C, Thiel C, Wendt L, Sarrazin P, Mahapatra P, Direito SOL, Rolling W (2010) 38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Paper number F34-0013-10.

21.   Foing BH, Stoker C, Zhavaleta J, Ehrenfreund P, Quinn R, Blake D, Martins Z, Sephton M, Becker L, Orzechowska G, van Sluis C, Boche-Sauban L, Gross C, Thiel C, Wendt L, Sarrazin P, Mahapatra P, Direito S, Roling W, Eurogeomars Team (2010) Astrobiology Science Conference 2010. Abstract# 1538, 5656.

22.   Ehrenfreund P, Foing BH, Stoker C, Zavaleta J, Quinn R, Blake D, Martins Z, Sephton M, Becker L, Orzechowska G, van Sluis C, Boche-Sauvan L, Gross C, Thiel C, Wendt L, Sarrazin P, Mahapatra P, Direito S, Rolling W, Eurogeomars Team (2010) 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Abstract# 1533, 1723.

23.   Martins Z, Chan H-S, Sephton M (2010) European Planetary Science Congress 2010. 600.

24.   Martins Z, Chan H-S, Sephton M (2010) Astrobiology Science Conference 2010. Abstract# 1538, 5233.

25.   Kotler JM, Ehrenfreund P, Botta O, Blum J, Schrapler R, van Dongen J, Palmana A, Sephton M, Martins Z, Cleaves HJ, Ricco A (2010) 38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Paper number F33-0009-10.

26.   Martins Z (2010) 38th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Paper number F31-0013-10.

27.   Matthewman R, Court RW, Martins Z, Sephton MA (2010) 73rd Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteorit. Planet. Sci.45, A129.

28.   Martins Z, Kotler JM, Direito SOL, Sephton MA, Stoker C, Foing BH, Ehrenfreund P (2011) EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting, 709.

29.   Foing BH, Thiel C, Direito S, Ehrenfreund P, Roling W, Martins Z, Sephton M, Stoker C, Zhavaleta J, Orzechowska G, Kidd R, Quinn R, Kotler M, Eurogeomars MDRS Team (2011) 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Abstract# 1608, 1762.

30.   Kotler J, Ehrenfreund P, Martins Z, Ricco A, Blum J, Schraepler R, van Dongen J, Palmans A, Sephton M, Cleaves HJ (2011) American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2011. Abstract #P21C-1685.

31.   Trigo-Rodríguez JM, Llorca J, Martins Z (2012) European Planetary Science Congress, EPSC2012-457.

32.   Foing BH, Stoker C, Rodrigues L, Svendsen A, Rammos I, Zhao T, Mangeot A, Rai B, Zamurovic D, Direito SOL, Davies GR, Ehrenfreund P, Elsaesser A, Rolling W, Martins Z, Sephton M, Zhavaleta J, Thiel C, Orzechowska G, Kidd R, Quinn R, Orgel C, Nebergall K, Battler M, Cross M, van Woud H, EuroGeoMars Team, EuroMoonMars Team (2013) 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Abstract# 1719, 3057.

33.   Trigo-Rodríguez JM, Moyano-Cambero CE, Mestres N, Fraxedas J, Zolensky ME, Nakamura T, Martins Z (2013) 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Abstract# 1719, 1929.

34.   Quinn R, Elsaesser A, Ehrenfreund P, Ricco A, Breitenbach A, Chan J, Fresneau A, Alonzo J, Mattioda A, Salama F, Santos O, Sciamma-O'Brien E, Cottin H, Dartois E, d'Hendecourt L, Demets R, Foing BH, Martins Z, Sephton M, Spaans M (2013) 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Abstract# 1719, 2498.

35.   Alonzo J, Fresneau A, Elsaesser A, Chan J, Breitenbach A, Ehrenfreund P, Ricco A, Salama F, Mattioda A, Santos O, Cottin H, Dartois E, d'Hendecourt L, Demets R, Foing B, Martins Z, Sephton M, Spaans M, Quinn R (2013) AAS Meeting, abstract #350.02.

36.   Martins Z, Modica P, Sephton MA, Zanda B, d'Hendecourt L (2013) 76th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, 48, A236.

37.   Martins Z, Price MC (2014) 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Meteorit. Planet. Sci.49, A263.

38.   Martins Z (2015) Proceedings of the IAU XXIX General Assembly, Volume 29A, 257-260.

39.   Martins Z (2015) Proceedings of the IAU XXIX General Assembly, Volume 29B, 411-415.

40.   Trigo-Rodriguez JM, Martins Z, Rimola A (2016) 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, LPI Contribution No. 1921, id.6156.

41.   Blanc M, Jones G, Prieto-Ballesteros O, Mimoun D, Masters A, Kempf S, Iess L, Martins Z, Lorenz R, Lasue J, Andre N, Bills BG, Choblet G, Collins G, Cremonese G, Garnier P, Hand K, Hartogh P, Khurana KK, Stephan K, Tosi F, Vance SD, van Hoolst T, Westall F, Wolwerk M, Cooper JF, Sittler EC, Brinckerhoff W, Hurford T, Europa Initiative (2016) 3rd International Workshop on Instrumentation for Planetary Mission, LPI Contribution No. 1980, id.4026.

42.   Prieto-Ballesteros O, Blanc M, André N, Gómez-Elvira J, Jones G, Sterken V, Mimoun D, Masters A, Martins Z, Bunce E, Desprats W, Garnier P, Choblet G, Lainey V, Westall F, van Hoolst T, Jäggi A, Iess L, Longobardo A, Tosi F, Hartogh P, Stephan K, Wagner R, Krupp R, Cooper J, Bills B, Hand K, Vance S, Lorenz R, Khurana K, Kempf S, Collins G, Sittler EC, Szego K, Wolwrck M (2017) 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, LPI Contribution No. 1964, id.2654.