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. 



Bates KA, Higgins C, Neiman M, et al., 2023, Turning the tide on sex and the microbiota in aquatic animals, Hydrobiologia, Vol:850, ISSN:0018-8158, Pages:3823-3835

Bates KA, Friesen J, Loyau A, et al., 2023, Environmental and Anthropogenic Factors Shape the Skin Bacterial Communities of a Semi-Arid Amphibian Species, Microbial Ecology, Vol:86, ISSN:0095-3628, Pages:1393-1404

Li J, Bates KA, Hoang KL, et al., 2023, Experimental temperatures shape host microbiome diversity and composition, Global Change Biology, Vol:29, ISSN:1354-1013, Pages:41-56

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

Wu-Chuang A, Bates KA, Obregon D, et al., 2022, Rapid evolution of a novel protective symbiont into keystone taxon in <i>Caenorhabditis elegans</i> microbiota, Scientific Reports, Vol:12, ISSN:2045-2322

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