Dr Michiel Vos is an evolutionary microbiologist working at the interface of microbiology, evolutionary ecology and population genomics.
His main research foci are genome evolution and horizontal gene transfer, sociomicrobiology and the ecology and evolution of pathogens in the environment.
Mick integrates studies on bacterial populations retrieved from the environment with lab studies under controlled conditions using a range of model systems. His research has been funded by BBSRC, NERC and the Wellcome Trust.
He leads two undergraduate modules: ‘Oceans and human health’ and ‘Living with environmental change’ and also teaches on the MSc in environment and human health. Mick is co-lead of the ‘Global and planetary health’ special study units and supervises MSc, MSci, MbyRes, PTY and international MSc students in addition to supervising and co-supervising PhDs and PDRAs.
Mick was scientific advisor to the 2015 Wellcome Trust-funded Invisible You – Human Microbiome exhibition at the Eden Project. He has co-organized the international workshop ‘Metagenomics: resolving microbial communities at strain-level resolution’ held at Penryn Campus in 2018.
He has over 30 publications in the journals Science, Current Biology, Trends in Microbiology, Environment International and the ISME Journal.