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Dr Michiel Vos

Dr Michiel Vos

Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, Medical School

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 Environment and Sustainability Institute 2.06

 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Overview

I am a senior lecturer in microbiology at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, based both at in Penryn and Truro. I combine approaches from microbiology, evolutionary ecology and population genomics. Main research foci in my lab are bacterial genome evolution and the ecology of antibiotic resistance- and virulence genes. Recent publications include:

Dickinson, A.W., Power, A., Hansen, M.G., Brandt, K.K., Piliposian, G., Appleby, P., O'Neill, P.A., Jones, R.T., Sierocinski, P., Koskella, B. and Vos, M., 2019. Heavy metal pollution and co-selection for antibiotic resistance: A microbial palaeontology approach. Environment International, 132, p.105117.

Vos, M., Buckling, A. and Kuijper, B., 2019. Sexual selection in bacteria?. Trends in Microbiology. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2019.07.009

Hernandez, R.J., Hesse, E., Dowling, A.J., Coyle, N.M., Feil, E.J., Gaze, W.H. and Vos, M., 2019. Using the Wax moth larva Galleria mellonella infection model to detect emerging bacterial pathogens. PeerJ, 6, p.e6150.

Colclough, A., Corander, J., Sheppard, S.K., Bayliss, S.C. and Vos, M., 2019. Patterns of cross‐resistance and collateral sensitivity between clinical antibiotics and natural antimicrobials. Evolutionary Applications, 12(5), pp.878-887.

See for updates on my work the blog coastalpathogens.wordpress.com

Qualifications

  • 2013: Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP)
  • 2002-2006: PhD at the Max-Planck Institute for Developmental Biology / Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany (PI Dr. Gregory Velicer) thesis title: “Natural Variation in the Social Bacterium Myxococcus xanthus” Magna cum Laude
  • 1995-2001: B.Sc. and M.Sc. Biology at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, including a 5-month stay at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA, USA)

Career

Professional Experience

  • current: senior lecturer at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School, University of Exeter, UK
  • 2012-2017: lecturer at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School, University of Exeter, UK
  • 2009-2011: postdoctoral researcher at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen, The Netherlands (PI Prof. George Kowalchuk)
  • 2007-2009: postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, UK (PI Dr. Angus Buckling)
  • 2004: academic visitor at the University of Bath, UK (three months) (PI Dr. Angus Buckling)

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Research

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Vos M, Wielgoss, Didelot, Velicer, Chaudhuri, Weedall, Liu (In Press). A barrier to homologous recombination between sympatric strains of the cooperative soil bacterium Myxococcus xanthus. The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology Abstract.  Full text.
Vos M, Andreani NA (In Press). Prokaryote genome fluidity is dependent on effective population size. ISME Journal Full text.
Dickinson AW, Power A, Hansen MG, Brandt KK, Piliposian G, Appleby P, O'Neill PA, Jones RT, Sierocinski P, Koskella B, et al (2019). Heavy metal pollution and co-selection for antibiotic resistance: a microbial palaeontology approach. Environment International, 132 Abstract.  Full text.
Vos M, colclough A, Corander J, Sheppard S, Bayliss S (2019). Patterns of cross‐resistance and collateral sensitivity between clinical antibiotics and natural antimicrobials. Evolutionary Applications Full text.
Vos M, Buckling A, Kuijper B (2019). Sexual Selection in Bacteria?. Trends Microbiol Abstract.  Author URL.
Andreani NA, Carraro L, Zhang L, Vos M, Cardazzo B (2019). Transposon mutagenesis in Pseudomonas fluorescens reveals genes involved in blue pigment production and antioxidant protection. Food Microbiology, 82, 497-503. Abstract.  Full text.
Clarke A, Azulai D, Elias Dueker M, Vos M, Perron GG (2019). Triclosan alters microbial communities in freshwater microcosms. Water (Switzerland), 11(5). Abstract.  Full text.
Hernandez RJ, Hesse E, Dowling AJ, Coyle NM, Feil EJ, Gaze WH, Vos M (2019). Using the wax moth larva Galleria mellonella infection model to detect emerging bacterial pathogens. PeerJ, 6 Full text.
Zhang L (2018). Staphylococcus cornubiensis sp. nov. a member of the Staphylococcus intermedius Group (SIG). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology Full text.
Vos M, Eyre-Walker A (2017). Are pangenomes adaptive or not?. Nat Microbiol, 2(12). Author URL.
Tyc O, Song C, Dickschat JS, Vos M, Garbeva P (2017). The Ecological Role of Volatile and Soluble Secondary Metabolites Produced by Soil Bacteria. Trends Microbiol, 25(4), 280-292. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vos M, Mcleman, Buckling, Hesse, Sierocinski, Johnsen PJ, Perron GG, Huelter N (2016). No effect of natural transformation on the evolution of resistance to bacteriophages in the Acinetobacter baylyi model system. Scientific Reports Full text.
Koskella B, Vos M (2015). Adaptation in Natural Microbial Populations. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 46, 503-522. Abstract.  Full text.
Lee J, Murray A, Bendall R, Gaze W, Zhang L, Vos M (2015). Improved detection of Staphylococcus intermedius group in a routine diagnostic laboratory. J Clin Microbiol, 53(3), 961-963. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vos M, Hesselman MC, Te Beek TA, van Passel MWJ, Eyre-Walker A (2015). Rates of Lateral Gene Transfer in Prokaryotes: High but Why?. Trends Microbiol, 23(10), 598-605. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vos M, Wolf AB, Jennings SJ, Kowalchuk GA (2013). Micro-scale determinants of bacterial diversity in soil. FEMS Microbiol Rev, 37(6), 936-954. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vos M, te Beek TAH, van Driel MA, Huynen MA, Eyre-Walker A, van Passel MWJ (2013). ODoSE: a webserver for genome-wide calculation of adaptive divergence in prokaryotes. PLoS One, 8(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vos M, Quince C, Pijl AS, de Hollander M, Kowalchuk GA (2012). A comparison of rpoB and 16S rRNA as markers in pyrosequencing studies of bacterial diversity. PLoS One, 7(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vos M (2011). A species concept for bacteria based on adaptive divergence. Trends Microbiol, 19(1), 1-7. Abstract.  Author URL.
Garbeva P, Tyc O, Remus-Emsermann MNP, van der Wal A, Vos M, Silby M, de Boer W (2011). No apparent costs for facultative antibiotic production by the soil bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1. PLoS One, 6(11). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vos M, Didelot X (2009). A comparison of homologous recombination rates in bacteria and archaea. ISME J, 3(2), 199-208. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vos M, Birkett PJ, Birch E, Griffiths RI, Buckling A (2009). Local adaptation of bacteriophages to their bacterial hosts in soil. Science, 325(5942). Abstract.  Author URL.
Vos M, Velicer GJ (2009). Social conflict in centimeter-and global-scale populations of the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus. Curr Biol, 19(20), 1763-1767. Abstract.  Author URL.
Velicer GJ, Vos M (2009). Sociobiology of the Myxobacteria. ANNUAL REVIEW OF MICROBIOLOGY, 63, 599-623. Author URL.
Vos M (2009). Why do bacteria engage in homologous recombination?. Trends Microbiol, 17(6), 226-232. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vos M, Velicer GJ (2008). Isolation by distance in the spore-forming soil bacterium Myxococcus xanthus. CURRENT BIOLOGY, 18(5), 386-391. Author URL.
Vos M, Velicer GJ (2008). Natural variation of gliding motility in a centimetre-scale population of Myxococcus xanthus. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 64(3), 343-350. Abstract.
Buckling A, Harrison F, Vos M, Brockhurst MA, Gardner A, West SA, Griffin A (2007). Siderophore‐mediated cooperation and virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. FEMS Microbiol Ecol, 62, 135-141.
Vos M, Velicer GJ (2006). Genetic Population Structure of the Soil Bacterium Myxococcus xanthus at the Centimeter Scale. Appl Environ Microbiol, 72, 3615-3625. Abstract.  Author URL.

Conferences

Buckling A, Harrison F, Vos M, Brockhurst MA, Gardner A, West SA, Griffin A (2007). Siderophore-mediated cooperation and virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.  Abstract.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Vos M, Wielgoss, Didelot, Velicer, Chaudhuri, Weedall, Liu (In Press). A barrier to homologous recombination between sympatric strains of the cooperative soil bacterium Myxococcus xanthus. The ISME Journal: multidisciplinary journal of microbial ecology Abstract.  Full text.
Vos M, Andreani NA (In Press). Prokaryote genome fluidity is dependent on effective population size. ISME Journal Full text.

2019

Dickinson AW, Power A, Hansen MG, Brandt KK, Piliposian G, Appleby P, O'Neill PA, Jones RT, Sierocinski P, Koskella B, et al (2019). Heavy metal pollution and co-selection for antibiotic resistance: a microbial palaeontology approach. Environment International, 132 Abstract.  Full text.
Vos M, colclough A, Corander J, Sheppard S, Bayliss S (2019). Patterns of cross‐resistance and collateral sensitivity between clinical antibiotics and natural antimicrobials. Evolutionary Applications Full text.
Vos M, Buckling A, Kuijper B (2019). Sexual Selection in Bacteria?. Trends Microbiol Abstract.  Author URL.
Andreani NA, Carraro L, Zhang L, Vos M, Cardazzo B (2019). Transposon mutagenesis in Pseudomonas fluorescens reveals genes involved in blue pigment production and antioxidant protection. Food Microbiology, 82, 497-503. Abstract.  Full text.
Clarke A, Azulai D, Elias Dueker M, Vos M, Perron GG (2019). Triclosan alters microbial communities in freshwater microcosms. Water (Switzerland), 11(5). Abstract.  Full text.
Hernandez RJ, Hesse E, Dowling AJ, Coyle NM, Feil EJ, Gaze WH, Vos M (2019). Using the wax moth larva Galleria mellonella infection model to detect emerging bacterial pathogens. PeerJ, 6 Full text.

2018

Zhang L (2018). Staphylococcus cornubiensis sp. nov. a member of the Staphylococcus intermedius Group (SIG). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology Full text.

2017

Vos M, Eyre-Walker A (2017). Are pangenomes adaptive or not?. Nat Microbiol, 2(12). Author URL.
Tyc O, Song C, Dickschat JS, Vos M, Garbeva P (2017). The Ecological Role of Volatile and Soluble Secondary Metabolites Produced by Soil Bacteria. Trends Microbiol, 25(4), 280-292. Abstract.  Author URL.

2016

Vos M, Mcleman, Buckling, Hesse, Sierocinski, Johnsen PJ, Perron GG, Huelter N (2016). No effect of natural transformation on the evolution of resistance to bacteriophages in the Acinetobacter baylyi model system. Scientific Reports Full text.

2015

Koskella B, Vos M (2015). Adaptation in Natural Microbial Populations. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 46, 503-522. Abstract.  Full text.
Lee J, Murray A, Bendall R, Gaze W, Zhang L, Vos M (2015). Improved detection of Staphylococcus intermedius group in a routine diagnostic laboratory. J Clin Microbiol, 53(3), 961-963. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Vos M, Hesselman MC, Te Beek TA, van Passel MWJ, Eyre-Walker A (2015). Rates of Lateral Gene Transfer in Prokaryotes: High but Why?. Trends Microbiol, 23(10), 598-605. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2013

Vos M, Wolf AB, Jennings SJ, Kowalchuk GA (2013). Micro-scale determinants of bacterial diversity in soil. FEMS Microbiol Rev, 37(6), 936-954. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vos M, te Beek TAH, van Driel MA, Huynen MA, Eyre-Walker A, van Passel MWJ (2013). ODoSE: a webserver for genome-wide calculation of adaptive divergence in prokaryotes. PLoS One, 8(5). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2012

Vos M, Quince C, Pijl AS, de Hollander M, Kowalchuk GA (2012). A comparison of rpoB and 16S rRNA as markers in pyrosequencing studies of bacterial diversity. PLoS One, 7(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2011

Vos M (2011). A species concept for bacteria based on adaptive divergence. Trends Microbiol, 19(1), 1-7. Abstract.  Author URL.
Garbeva P, Tyc O, Remus-Emsermann MNP, van der Wal A, Vos M, Silby M, de Boer W (2011). No apparent costs for facultative antibiotic production by the soil bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1. PLoS One, 6(11). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2009

Vos M, Didelot X (2009). A comparison of homologous recombination rates in bacteria and archaea. ISME J, 3(2), 199-208. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vos M, Birkett PJ, Birch E, Griffiths RI, Buckling A (2009). Local adaptation of bacteriophages to their bacterial hosts in soil. Science, 325(5942). Abstract.  Author URL.
Vos M, Velicer GJ (2009). Social conflict in centimeter-and global-scale populations of the bacterium Myxococcus xanthus. Curr Biol, 19(20), 1763-1767. Abstract.  Author URL.
Velicer GJ, Vos M (2009). Sociobiology of the Myxobacteria. ANNUAL REVIEW OF MICROBIOLOGY, 63, 599-623. Author URL.
Vos M (2009). Why do bacteria engage in homologous recombination?. Trends Microbiol, 17(6), 226-232. Abstract.  Author URL.

2008

Vos M, Velicer GJ (2008). Isolation by distance in the spore-forming soil bacterium Myxococcus xanthus. CURRENT BIOLOGY, 18(5), 386-391. Author URL.
Vos M, Velicer GJ (2008). Natural variation of gliding motility in a centimetre-scale population of Myxococcus xanthus. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 64(3), 343-350. Abstract.

2007

Buckling A, Harrison F, Vos M, Brockhurst MA, Gardner A, West SA, Griffin A (2007). Siderophore-mediated cooperation and virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.  Abstract.  Author URL.
Buckling A, Harrison F, Vos M, Brockhurst MA, Gardner A, West SA, Griffin A (2007). Siderophore‐mediated cooperation and virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. FEMS Microbiol Ecol, 62, 135-141.

2006

Vos M, Velicer GJ (2006). Genetic Population Structure of the Soil Bacterium Myxococcus xanthus at the Centimeter Scale. Appl Environ Microbiol, 72, 3615-3625. Abstract.  Author URL.

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