Michael Gerth

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Contact Information

Email: gerth@liverpool.ac.uk

Twitter: @gerth_micha

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I am an EMBO postdoctoral fellow and have joined the Hurst lab in September 2015. I will be using experimental evolution and genomic approaches to investigate the establishment and evolution of insect-microbe symbioses, using Drosophila/Spiroplasma as model system. My previous work was focused on distribution patterns and phylogenomics of Wolbachia.

Further information regarding my research interests can be found on my blog: http://www.michaelgerth.net/ 

Publications

Glowska E., Dragun-Damian A., Dabert M., Gerth M. (2014): New Wolbachia supergroups detected in quill mites (Acari: Syringophilidae). Infection, Genetics and Evolution 30: 104-146

Gerth M., Gansauge M.-T., Weigert A. and Bleidorn C. (2014): Phylogenomic analyses uncover origin and spread of the Wolbachia pandemic. Nature Communications 5: 5117

Gerth M., Röthe J., Bleidorn C. (2013): Tracing horizontal Wolbachia movements among bees (Anthophila): a combined approach using MLST data and host phylogeny. Molecular Ecology 22: 6149–6162