Dr Kieran Bates

Research Interests

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. 

Selected Publications

Bates, K.A., Clare, F.C., O'Hanlon, S., Bosch, J., Brookes, L., Hopkins, K., McLaughlin, E., Daniel, O., Garner, T.W.J., Fisher, M.C. & Harrison, X.A. (2018). Amphibian chytridiomycosis outbreak dynamics are linked with host skin bacterial community structure. Nature Communications, 9, 693. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-02967-w.

Ghosh, P.N., Fisher, M.C., Bates, K.A. (2018). Diagnosing emerging fungal threats: a one health perspective. Frontiers in Genetics, 9, 376. doi:10.3389/fgene.2018.00376.

O'Hanlon, S...Bates, K.A...Fisher, M.C. (2018). Recent Asian origin of chytrid fungi causing global amphibian declines.  Science, 360(6389), 621-627. doi:10.1126/science.aar1965.

Fisher, M.C., Ghosh, P., Shelton, J.M.G., Bates, K.A et al.(2018). Development and worldwide use of a non-lethal and minimal population-level impact protocols for the isolation of chytrids from amphibians.  Scientific Reports, 8, 7772. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24472-2.

Dillon, M.J., Bowkett, A.E., Bungard, M.J., Beckman, K., O'Brien, M., Bates, K.A., Fisher, M.C., Stevens, J.R. Thornton, C.R. (2017). Tracking the amphibian pathogens Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans by using a highly specific monoclonal antibody and lateral-flow technology. Microbial Biotechnology, 10(2), 381-394. doi:10.1111/1751-7915.12464.

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