• de Marchin T, Erpicum M, Franck F. (2015) Photosynthesis of Scenedesmus obliquus in outdoor open thin-layer cascade system in high and low CO2 in Belgium. Journal of Biotechnology (in press).

  • Roberty S, Fransolet D, Cardol P, Plumier JC, Franck F (2015) Imbalance between oxygen photoreduction and antioxidant capacities in Symbiodinium cells exposed to combined heat and high light stress. Coral Reefs (in press).

  • Calusinska M, Hamilton C, Monsieurs P, Mathy G, Leys N, Franck F, et al. (2015) Genome-wide transcriptional analysis suggests hydrogenase- and nitrogenase-mediated hydrogen production in Clostridium butyricum CWBI 1009. Biotechnology for Biofuels 8 : 27


  • Gérin S, Mathy G, Franck F (2014) Modeling the dependence of respiration and photosynthesis upon light, acetate, carbon dioxide, nitrate and ammonium in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii using design of experiments and multiple regression. BMC Systems Biology 8 : 96

  • Roberty S, Bailleul B, Berne N, Franck F, Cardol P (2014) PSI Mehler reaction is the main alternative photosynthetic electron pathway in Symbiodinium sp, symbiotic dinoflagellates of cnidarians. New Phytologist 204 : 81-91

  • Ehx G, Gérin S, Mathy G, Franck F, Oliveira HC, Vercesi AE, Sluse FE (2014) Liver proteomic response to hypertriglyceridemia in human-apolipoprotein C-III transgenic mice at cellular and mitochondrial compartment levels. Lipids in Health and Disease 13 : 116

  • Plancke C, Vigeolas H, Höhner R, Roberty S, Emonds-Alt B, Larosa V, Willamme R, Duby F, Onga Dhali D, Thonart P, Hiligsmann S, Franck F, Eppe G, Cardol P, Hippler M, Remacle C (2014) Lack of isocitrate lyase in Chlamydomonas leads to changes in carbon metabolism and in the response to oxidative stress under mixotrophic growth. The Plant Journal 77 : 404-417

  • de Marchin T, Ghysels B, Nicolay S, Franck F (2014) Analysis of PSII antenna size heterogeneity of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii during state transitions. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics 1837 : 121-130


  • Franck F (2013) Une brève histoire des centres réactionnels de la photosynthèse. Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège 81 : 143-146

  • Ghysels B, Godaux D, Matagne RF, Cardol P, Franck F (2013) Function of the Chloroplast Hydrogenase in the Microalga Chlamydomonas: The Role of Hydrogenase and State Transitions during Photosynthetic Activation in Anaerobiosis. PLoS ONE 8 : e64161

  • Allorent G, Tokutsu R, Roach T, Peers G, Cardol P, Girard-Bascou J, Seigneurin-Berny D, Petroutsos D, Kuntz M, Breyton C, Franck F, Wollman FA, Niyogi KK, Krieger-Liszkay A, Minagawa J, Finazzi G (2013) A Dual Strategy to Cope with High Light in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The Plant Cell 25 : 545–557


  • Bassi R, Cardol P, Choquet Y, de Marchin T, Economou C, Franck F, Goldschmidt-Clermont M, Jacobi A, Loizeau K, Mathy G, et al. (2012) 13 Finding the bottleneck: A research strategy for improved biomass production. In Microalgal Biotechnology: Integration and Economy, 227-252. Germany: DE GRUYTER. 227-249

  • Mignolet E, Lecler R, Ghysels B, Remacle C, Franck F (2012) Function of the chloroplastic NAD(P)H dehydrogenase NDA2 for H2 photoproduction in sulphur-deprived Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Journal of Biotechnology 162 : 81-88

  • Vigeolas H, Duby H, Kaymak E, Niessen G, Motte P, Franck F, Remacle C (2012) Isolation and partial characterization of mutants with elevated lipid content in Chlorella sorokiniana and Scenedesmus obliquus. Journal of Biotechnology 162 : 3-12

  • Tocquin P, Fratamico A, Franck F (2012) Screening for a low-cost Haematococcus pluvialis medium reveals an unexpected impact of a low N/P ratio on vegetative growth. Journal of Applied Phycology 24 : 365-373

  • Formighieri C, Franck F, Bassi R (2012) Regulation of the pigment optical density of an algal cell: filling the gap between photosynthetic productivity in the laboratory and in mass culture. Journal of Biotechnology 162 : 115-123


  • Houyoux P-A, Ghysels B, Lecler R, Franck F (2011) Interplay between non-photochemical plastoquinone reduction and re-oxidation in pre-illuminated Chlamydomonas reinhardtii : a chlorophyll fluorescence study. Photosynthesis Research 110 : 13-24

  • Lecler R, Godaux D, Vigeolas H, Hilligsman S, Thonart P, Franck F, Cardol P, Remacle C (2011) Functional analysis of hydrogen production in mitochondrial mutants of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36 : 9562-9570


  • Ghysels B, Franck F (2010) Hydrogen photo-evolution upon S-deprivation stepwise: an illustration of microalgal photosynthetic and metabolic flexibility and a stepstone for future biotechnological methods of renewable H2 production. Photosynthesis Research 106: 145-154

  • Mathy G, Cardol P, Dinant M, Blomme A, Ghysels B, Cloes M, De Pauw E, Leprince P, Remacle C, Sluse-Goffart C, Franck F, Matagne R, Sluse F (2010) Proteomic and functional characterization of a Chlamydomonas reinhardtii mutant lacking the mitochondrial alternative oxidase. Journal of Proteome Research 9: 2825-2838

  • Gérin S, Mathy G, Blomme A, Franck F, Sluse F (2010) Plasticity of the mitoproteome to nitrogen sources (nitrate and ammonium) in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: the logic of Aox1 gene localization. BBA-Bioenergetics 1797 : 994-1003

  • Masset J, Hiligsmann S, Hamilton C, Beckers L, Franck F, Thonart P (2010) Effect of pH on glucose and starch fermentation in batch and sequenced-batch mode with a recently isolated strain of hydrogen-producing Clostridium butyricum CWBI10009. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 35: 3371-3378


  • Havaux M, Ksas B, Szewczyk A, Rumeau D, Franck F, Caffari S, Triantaphylidès C (2009) Vitamin B6 deficient plants display increased sensitivity to high light and photo-oxidative stress. BMC Plant Biology 9: 130

  • Cardol P, Alric J, Girard-Bascou J, Franck F, Wollman F-A, Finazzi G (2009) Impaired respiration discloses the physiological significance of state transitions in Chlamydomonas.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 106: 15979-15984


  • Schoefs B, Franck F (2008) The photoenzymatic cycle of NADPH: protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase in primary bean leaves (Phaseolus vulgaris) during the first days of photoperiodic growth. Photosynthesis Research 96, 15-26

  • Jans F, Mignolet E, Houyoux P-A, Cardol P, Ghysels B, Cuiné S, Cournac L, Peltier G, Remacle C, Franck F (2008) A type II NAD(P)H dehydrogenase mediates light-independent plastoquinone reduction in the chloroplast of Chlamydomonas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 105: 20546-20551


  • Ben Dhyab, R, Ben Ouada H, Boussetta, H, Franck, F, Elabed, A, Brouers, M (2007) Growth, fluorescence, photosynthetic O2 production and pigment content of salt adapted cultures of Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis. Journal of Applied Phycology 19: 293-301

  • JTzvetkova-Chevolleau T, Franck F, Dall’Osto L, Carrière F, Bassi R, Nussaume L, Havaux M (2007) ELIP2 accumulation down-regulates chlorophyll synthesis and photosystem assembly in thylakoid membranes of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Journal 50: 795-809

  • Gielen B, Löw M, Deckmyn G, Metzger U, Franck F, Heerdt C, Matyssek R, Valcke R, Ceulemans, R (2007) Chronic ozone exposure affects leaf senescence of adult beech trees: a chlorophyll fluorescence approach. Journal of Experimental Botany 58: 785-795


  • Franck F, Dewez D, Popovic R (2005) Changes in the room temperature emission spectrum of chlorophyll during fast and slow phases of the Kautsky effect in intact leaves. Photochemistry and Photobiology 71, 431-436

  • Böddi B, Loudèche R, Franck F (2005) Delayed chlorophyll accumulation and pigment photodestruction in the epicotyls of dark-grown pea (Pisum sativum). Physiologia Plantarum 125, 365-372


  • Cardol P, Gloire G, Havaux M, Remacle C, Matagne R, Franck F (2003) Photosynthesis and state transitions in mitochondrial mutants of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii affected in respiration. Plant Physiology 133, 2010-2020

  • Schoefs B, Franck F (2003) Protochlorophyllide reduction: mechanisms and evolution. Photochemistry and Photobiology 78, 543-557


  • Franck F, Juneau P, Popovic R (2002) Resolution of the photosystem I and photosystem II contributions to chlorophyll fluorescence of intact leaves at room temperature. BBA – Bioenergetics, 1556, 239-246