Imperial College London

Dr Kieran Bates

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Visiting Researcher







VC9Variety Club WingSt Mary's Campus





My research focusses on how microbes interact with each other, their environment and the multicellular hosts that they colonise over space and time. I am particularly interested in the role of microbial communities in shaping ecological dynamics in nature and what impact these communities may have on the evolution of host resistance to infection. 



Schmeller DS, Urbach D, Bates K, et al., 2022, Scientists' warning of threats to mountains br, Science of the Total Environment, Vol:853, ISSN:0048-9697

Li J, Bates KA, Hoang KL, et al., 2022, Experimental temperatures shape host microbiome diversity and composition, Global Change Biology, ISSN:1354-1013

Bates KA, Sommer U, Hopkins KP, et al., 2022, Microbiome function predicts amphibian chytridiomycosis disease dynamics, Microbiome, Vol:10, ISSN:2049-2618

Bates KA, Higgins C, Neiman M, et al., 2022, Turning the tide on sex and the microbiota in aquatic animals, Hydrobiologia, ISSN:0018-8158

Bates KA, Bolton JS, King KC, 2021, A globally ubiquitous symbiont can drive experimental host evolution, Molecular Ecology, Vol:30, ISSN:0962-1083, Pages:3882-3892

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