Mikhail Churakov

Mikhail Churakov

Ph.D. Research Student

The Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health
Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

Contact details
Office 105, MacRobert Building
Garscube Campus
University of Glasgow
464 Bearsden Road
Glasgow
G61 1QH

Tel.: +44 (0)141 330 5741
E-mail: m.churakov.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Academic History

Academic History

  • 2010 - present: Ph.D. 'Transmission of Streptococcus agalactiae and its antimicrobial resistance determinants in networks of humans and animals' supervised by Prof. Rowland Kao, Dr. Simon Rogers and Prof. Ruth Zadoks .
  • 2008 - 2010: M.Sc. Applied Mathematics and Informatics. Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics. Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2004 - 2008: B.Sc. Applied Mathematics and Informatics. Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics. Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Research Interests

Research Interests

The main aim of my research is to investigate the epidemiology of the bacteria Streptococcus agalactiae. Using mathematical models and molecular epidemiology tools I am testing the hypothesis that new herd-level cases due to cattle strains can be explained by cattle movements whilst introductions that are not associated with cattle movements are due to human strains of the bacteria.

My research is funded by Lord Kelvin & Adam Smith Scholarship.