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Patrick   Butaye DVM, PhD

Professor of Microbiology


Dr. Patrick Butaye received his DVM from the University of Ghent in 1994. Immediately thereafter he started as junior researcher in a research on Chlamydia psittaci. In 1996 he obtained a university grant for 4 years to do his PhD, and defended his PhD on antimicrobial resistance in enterococci from animals in 2000.

Following his PhD, he took a permanent position as researcher at the Belgian Veterinary research institute where he lead the unit of General Bacteriology and then an associate professorship at Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, which he still occupies. He has been a full professor at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine since 2015. Since 2000, he has been involved in many research grants dealing mainly with antimicrobial resistance, molecular epidemiology of bacteria, and host pathogen interactions. Amongst the bacteria he worked with are Salmonella enterica serotypes, Escherichia coli, different Staphylococcus species, Enterococci.

Education

   

DVM Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University

PhD Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University

Research

Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria, molecular epidemiology of bacteria

Host pathogen interactions

Achievements

Panel member of the European Food Safety authority (2012-2015)

Ad hoc scientific advisor for the Belgian federal agency for the safety

of the food chain, The Belgian Medicines Agency, and the European

commission. He has headed the National Reference Laboratory for Bacillus

anthracis, Mycoplasma infection in animals and antimicrobial resistance

(Belgium).

Publication Highlights

Butaye, P., L.A. Devriese, and F. Haesebrouck. 2003. Antimicrobial growth promoters used in animal feed: a review of the less well known antibiotics and their effects on Gram-positive bacteria. Clin. Microbiol. Rev., 16:175-188.

Butaye P., G.B. Michael, S. Schwarz, T.J. Barrett, A. Brisabois, and D.G. White .2006. The clonal spread of multidrug-resistant non-Typhi Salmonella serotypes, Microbes Infect. 8:1891-1897.

Weidmann M., F. Hufert, M. Elschner, N. Silman, A. Mirazimi, F.M. de Girón, and P. Butaye. 2009. Networking for BSL-3/4 laboratory scientist training. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 7:756.

Smet A., A. Martel, D. Persoons, J. Dewulf, M. Heyndrickx, L. Herman, F. Haesebrouck, and P. Butaye. 2010. Broad-spectrum beta-lactamases among Enterobacteriaceae of animal origin: molecular aspects, mobility and impact on public health. FEMS Microbiol Rev. 34:295-316.

Smet A., A. Martel, D. Persoons, J. Dewulf, M. Heyndrickx, L. Herman, F. Haesebrouck, and P. Butaye. 2010. Broad-spectrum beta-lactamases among Enterobacteriaceae of animal origin: molecular aspects, mobility and impact on public health. FEMS Microbiol Rev. 34:295-316.

Kiiru J, Kariuki S, Goddeeris BM, Revathi G, Maina TW, Ndegwa DW, Muyodi J, Butaye P. 2011. Escherichia coli strains from Kenyan patients carrying conjugatively transferable broad-spectrum β-lactamase, qnr, aac(6')-Ib-cr and 16S rRNA methyltransferase genes. J Antimicrob Chemother. 66:1639-42.

Vanderhaeghen W, Vandendriessche S, Crombé F, Dispas M, Denis O, Hermans K, Haesebrouck F, Butaye P. 2012. Species and staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) diversity among methicillin-resistant non-Staphylococcus aureus staphylococci isolated from pigs. Vet Microbiol. 158:123-128.

Price LB, Stegger M, Hasman H, Aziz M, Larsen J, Andersen PS, Pearson T, Waters AE, Foster JT, Schupp J, Gillece J, Driebe E, Liu CM, Springer B, Zdovc I, Battisti A, Franco A, Zmudzki J, Schwarz S, Butaye P, Jouy E, Pomba C, Porrero MC, Ruimy R, Smith TC, Robinson DA, Weese JS, Arriola CS, Yu F, Laurent F, Keim P, Skov R, Aarestrup FM. 2012. Staphylococcus aureus CC398: Host Adaptation and Emergence of Methicillin Resistance in Livestock. MBio. 3(1).

Vanderhaeghen W., K. Hermans, F. Haesebrouck and P. Butaye. 2010. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in food production animals. Epidemiol. Infect. 138:606-625.

Butaye P. 2013. Effects of antimicrobial usage on the development of antimicrobial resistance. Vet. J. 198:307-308.

Current Projects

Control of cephalosporin resistance by the use of plasmids.

Research into the prevalence and epidemiology of M. gallisepticum and M. meleagridis and discovery of the reservoir.

Antimicrobial resistance impact of cross contamination of animal feed with antimicrobials on the development of resistance.

Training and Research AImed at Novel Antibacterial Solutions in Animals and People. Train-ASAP.

Study of the microbiome and resistome of mongooses in St. Kitts and Nevis