Patrick Butaye, DVM, PhD
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.
DVM Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University
PhD Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University
- Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria, molecular epidemiology of bacteria
- Host pathogen interactions
- The ecology of microbiomes
- Bacteriophages: ecology, phage-bacterium interaction and phage therapy
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).
Head of the National Reference Laboratory for Bacillus anthracis, Mycoplasma infection in animals and antimicrobial resistance (Belgium) (2000-2014).
Expert for the STAR-IDAZ international research consortium (Global Strategic Alliances for the Coordination of Research on the Major Infectious Diseases of Animals and Zoonoses) (2020-)
Expert on AMR for WHO, OIE and FAO (2016-)
Member of the Executive board of the European Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)- European Study Group on Veterinary Microbiology (ESGVM) (2016-)
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.
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.
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).
Malhotra-Kumar S, Xavier BB, Das AJ, Lammens C, Butaye P, Goossens H. 2016. Colistin resistance gene mcr-1 harboured on a multidrug resistant plasmid. Lancet Infect Dis. 16:283-284
Xavier BB, Lammens C, Ruhal R, Kumar-Singh S, Butaye P, Goossens H, Malhotra-Kumar S. 2016. Identification of a novel plasmid-mediated colistin-resistance gene, mcr-2, in Escherichia coli, Belgium, June 2016. Euro Surveill. 21(27).
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.
Sørensen PE, Van Den Broeck W, Kiil K, Jasinskyte D, Moodley A, Garmyn A, Ingmer H, Butaye P. 2020. New insights into the biodiversity of coliphages in the intestine of poultry. Sci Rep. 10(1):15220.
A full list of publications can be found on:
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
Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Microbiology.