Gerard Fleming

Lecturer Above The Bar

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Dept. of Microbiology
Arts/Science Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3562
E: ger.fleming@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

I am a Lecturer and Researcher in the Discipline of Microbiology. I have almost thirty-year’s experience of teaching microbiology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels  within this university and I am course co-director for the Postgraduate Diploma in Microbiology. I currently contribute in excess of 345 direct contact hours to teaching taught programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I am the director of the Microbial Oceanography Research Unit with a research focus on the role played by microorganisms in the deep ocean, their potential for the biodiscovery of marine drugs from microorganisms and phytoplankton.   I have also research interests in microorganisms and infectious diseases in relation to the development of antimicrobial resistance (biocide and antibiotic) among human pathogens and ibioaersol transmission of pathogens.  I have also a keen interest in industrial microbiology regarding bioprocess technology and evaluation of disinfectant efficacy.

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Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Spatio-temporal distribution of construction and demolition (C&D) waste disposal on wetlands: a case study'
Staunton, J., Williams, C.D., Morrison, L., Fleming, G., Henry, T., Gormally, M. (2015) 'Spatio-temporal distribution of construction and demolition (C&D) waste disposal on wetlands: a case study'. Land Use Policy, 49 :43-52 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Challenges in assessing ecological impacts of construction and demolition waste on wetlands: A case study'
Staunton, J., Williams, C.D., Mc Donnell, R.J., Fleming, G.T., Henry, T., Gormally, M.J. (2014) 'Challenges in assessing ecological impacts of construction and demolition waste on wetlands: A case study'. Applied Ecology And Environmental Research, 12 [Details]
(2014) 'Monitoring a toxic bloom of Alexandrium minutum using novel microarray and multiplex surface plasmon resonance biosensor technology'
G. R. McCoy, S. McNamee, K. Campbell, C. T. Elliott, G. T. A. Fleming and R. Raine (2014) 'Monitoring a toxic bloom of Alexandrium minutum using novel microarray and multiplex surface plasmon resonance biosensor technology'. Harmful Algae, 32 :40-48 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'An assessment of RNA content in Prymnesium parvum, Prymnesium polylepis, cf. Chattonella sp. and Karlodinium veneficum under varying environmental conditions for calibrating an RNA microarray for species detection'
G. R. McCoy, J. U. Kegel, N. Touzet, G. T. A. Fleming, L. K. Medlin and R. Raine (2014) 'An assessment of RNA content in Prymnesium parvum, Prymnesium polylepis, cf. Chattonella sp. and Karlodinium veneficum under varying environmental conditions for calibrating an RNA microarray for species detection'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, Accepted manuscript online: 7 JAN 2014 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'An evaluation of the applicability of microarrays for monitoring toxic algae in Irish coastal waters'
McCoy, GR,Touzet, N,Fleming, GTA,Raine, R (2013) 'An evaluation of the applicability of microarrays for monitoring toxic algae in Irish coastal waters'. Environmental Science And Pollution Research, 20 :6751-6764 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Contrasting Responses to Nutrient Enrichment of Prokaryotic Communities Collected from Deep Sea Sites in the Southern Ocean'
McCarthy, David M.; Pearce, David A.; Patching, John W.; Fleming, Gerard T.A. (2013) 'Contrasting Responses to Nutrient Enrichment of Prokaryotic Communities Collected from Deep Sea Sites in the Southern Ocean'. Biology, 146, 96-99, 2 (3):1165-1188 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Molecular fingerprinting of lacustrian cyanobacterial communities: regional patterns in summer diversity'
Touzet, N,McCarthy, D,Fleming, GTA (2013) 'Molecular fingerprinting of lacustrian cyanobacterial communities: regional patterns in summer diversity'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 86 :444-457 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'An investigation of the physiology and potential role of components of the deep ocean bacterial community (of the NE Atlantic) by enrichments carried out under minimal environmental change'
Egan, ST,McCarthy, DM,Patching, JW,Fleming, GTA (2012) 'An investigation of the physiology and potential role of components of the deep ocean bacterial community (of the NE Atlantic) by enrichments carried out under minimal environmental change'. Deep-Sea Research Part I-Oceanographic Research Papers, 61 :11-20 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Workplace exposure to bioaerosols in podiatry clinics'
Coggins, M., Hogan, V., Fleming, G., Tynan, T., Kelly, M., Roberts, N., Thorne, P.S. (2012) 'Workplace exposure to bioaerosols in podiatry clinics'. Annals Of Occupational Hygiene, :1-8 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Enrichment of acetogenic bacteria in high rate anaerobic reactors under mesophilic and thermophilic conditions'
Ryan, P,Forbes, C,McHugh, S,O'Reilly, C,Fleming, GTA,Colleran, E (2010) 'Enrichment of acetogenic bacteria in high rate anaerobic reactors under mesophilic and thermophilic conditions'. Water Research, 44 :4261-4269 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Effect of subinhibitory concentrations of benzalkonlum chloride on the competitiveness of Pseudomonas aeruginosa grown in continuous culture'
Mc Cay, PH,Ocampo-Sosa, AA,Fleming, GTA (2010) 'Effect of subinhibitory concentrations of benzalkonlum chloride on the competitiveness of Pseudomonas aeruginosa grown in continuous culture'. Microbiology-Sgm, 156 :30-38 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Reducing inter-operator variation in disc diffusion assays by the inclusion of internal controls in a standard susceptibility test protocol'
Smith, P,Fleming, GTA,Carroll, C (2008) 'Reducing inter-operator variation in disc diffusion assays by the inclusion of internal controls in a standard susceptibility test protocol'. Aquaculture, 285 :273-276 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Exposure asessment to airborne contaminants in the indoor environment of Irish swine farms'
Mc Donnell, PE,Coggins, MA,Hogan, VJ,Fleming, GT (2008) 'Exposure asessment to airborne contaminants in the indoor environment of Irish swine farms'. Annals Of Agricultural And Environmental Medicine, 15 :323-326 [Details]
(2007) 'Application of normalised resistance interpretation to disc diffusion data on the susceptibility of Aeromonas salmonicida to three quinolone agents'
Ruane, NM,Douglas, I,Geary, M,Carroll, C,Fleming, GTA,Smith, P (2007) 'Application of normalised resistance interpretation to disc diffusion data on the susceptibility of Aeromonas salmonicida to three quinolone agents'. Aquaculture, 272 :156-167 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Impact of inter-lab variation on the estimation of epidemiological cut-off values for disc diffusion susceptibility test data for Aeromonas salmonicida'
Smith, P,Ruane, NM,Douglas, I,Carroll, C,Kronvall, G,Fleming, GTA (2007) 'Impact of inter-lab variation on the estimation of epidemiological cut-off values for disc diffusion susceptibility test data for Aeromonas salmonicida'. Aquaculture, 272 :168-179 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'The advantages of the use of discs containing single agents in disc diffusion testing of the susceptibility of Aeromonas salmonicida to potentiated sulphonarnides'
Douglas, I,Ruane, NM,Geary, M,Carroll, C,Fleming, GTA,McMurray, J,Smith, P (2007) 'The advantages of the use of discs containing single agents in disc diffusion testing of the susceptibility of Aeromonas salmonicida to potentiated sulphonarnides'. Aquaculture, 272 :118-125 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'A Study of the Adaptations Campylobacter jejuni to Antibiotic Selection Pressures in Chemostat Culture'
Duignan, O., Fleming, G. T. A., and Carroll, C. V. (2007) 'A Study of the Adaptations Campylobacter jejuni to Antibiotic Selection Pressures in Chemostat Culture'. Zoonoses And Public Health, 54 (1):39-39 [Details]
(2006) 'The effect of NaCl on measures of the antimicrobial agent susceptibility of Aeromonas salmonicida in standard disc diffusion assays'
Douglas, I., Smith, P. & Fleming, G. T. A. (2006) 'The effect of NaCl on measures of the antimicrobial agent susceptibility of Aeromonas salmonicida in standard disc diffusion assays'. Bull Eur Assoc Fish Pathol, 26 :232-235 [Details]
(2003) 'Linezolid compared with eperezolid, vancomycin, and gentamicin in an in vitro model of antimicrobial lock therapy for Staphylococcus epidermidis central venous catheter-related biofilm infections'
Curtin, J,Cormican, M,Fleming, G,Keelehan, J,Colleran, E (2003) 'Linezolid compared with eperezolid, vancomycin, and gentamicin in an in vitro model of antimicrobial lock therapy for Staphylococcus epidermidis central venous catheter-related biofilm infections'. Antimicrobial Agents And Chemotherapy, 47 :3145-3148 [DOI] [Details]
(2002) 'The effect of levofloxacin concentration on the development and maintenance of antibiotic-resistant clones of Escherichia coli in chemostat culture'
Fleming, GT,McCarthy, DM,Colombet, N,Patching, JW (2002) 'The effect of levofloxacin concentration on the development and maintenance of antibiotic-resistant clones of Escherichia coli in chemostat culture'. Journal Of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, 29 :155-162 [DOI] [Details]
(1994) 'Plasmid instability in an industrial strain of Bacillus subtilis grown in continuous culture'
Fleming, G.T; Patching J.W. (1994) 'Plasmid instability in an industrial strain of Bacillus subtilis grown in continuous culture'. Journal Of Industrial Microbiology, 13 :106-111 [Details]
(1988) 'The isolation of strains of Bacillus subtilis showing improved plasmid stability characteristics by means of selective chemostat culture'
FLEMING, G,DAWSON, MT,PATCHING, JW (1988) 'The isolation of strains of Bacillus subtilis showing improved plasmid stability characteristics by means of selective chemostat culture'. Journal Of General Microbiology, 134 :2095-2101 [ARAN Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2008) 'The Fermenter in Research and Development'
Fleming, G. T. and J. W. Patching (2008) 'The Fermenter in Research and Development' In: Practical Fermentation Technology. UK: John Wiley and Sons LTD. [DOI] [Details]
(2003) 'Industrial biofilms: formation, problems and control'
Patching, J. W. & Fleming, G. T. A. (2003) 'Industrial biofilms: formation, problems and control' In: Biofilms in Medicine, Industry and Environmental Biotechnology:characteristics, analysis and control. UK: IWA Publishing, London;UK. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2015) International Conference on Solid Wastes 2015: Knowledge Transfer for Sustainable Resource Management
Healy, M.G., Morrison, L., Forrestal, P.J., Peyton, D., Fleming, G.T.A., Danaher, M., Wall, D., Cormican, M., Fenton, O. (2015) Characterisation of metal concentrations in treated municipal sludge in Ireland and impacts on runoff water quality following land application International Conference on Solid Wastes 2015: Knowledge Transfer for Sustainable Resource Management Hong Kong SAR, China, , 19-MAY-15 - 23-MAY-15 [Details]
(2014) ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting
Healy, M.G., Peyton, D., Fleming, G., Danaher, M., Morrison, L., Wall, D., Grant, J., Cormican, M., Fenton, O. (2014) Measurement of surface runoff of mixed contaminants arising from the landspreading of treated sewage sludge ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meeting [Details]
(2008) Abstracts of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Ocampo-Sosa, A; Calvo, K and Fleming GTA (2008) Possible role of ELaB in antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium Abstracts of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Washington DC, , 25-OCT-08 - 28-OCT-08 [Details]
(2007) British Occupational Hygiene Society Conference, 2007 Promoting a healthy working environment
McDonnell, P., Coggins, M., Fleming, G., Hogan,V. (2007) Occupational Exposures in the Irish Swine Farming Industry British Occupational Hygiene Society Conference, 2007 Promoting a healthy working environment Glasgow, [Details]
(2006) ESAI Colloquium proceedings
McCay, P.H., & Fleming G. T.A. (2006) The influence of environmental conditions on promoting disinfectant-mediated resistance to antibiotics in Pseudomonas aeruginosa ESAI Colloquium proceedings Sligo, , pp.71-73 [Details]
(2002) Abstracts of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Curtin, J; Fleming, GT, Cormican MG and Colleran E (2002) In vitro study of vancomycin and lizenloid antimicrobial lock therapy for eradication of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm Abstracts of the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy San Diego, CA, [Details]
(1989) Energy from Biomass 4: Proceedings of the third contractors meeting
Morgan, E., Fleming, G., Patching, J.W. and Colleran, E. (1989) Comparison of solid-state and conventional alcoholic fermentation of sugar crops in an integrated biomass refinery process Energy from Biomass 4: Proceedings of the third contractors meeting Paestum, Italy, , pp.461-466 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2007) Exposure Assessment to airborne contaminants in the indoor environment of Irish Swine Farms. Health and Safety Authority Research Series.
Mc Donnell, P., Coggins, M., Hogan, V., Fleming, G. (2007) Exposure Assessment to airborne contaminants in the indoor environment of Irish Swine Farms. Health and Safety Authority Research Series. HSA, Dublin. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2003) Biofilms in Medicine, Industry and Environmental Microbiology,
Lens, Moran, Mahony, Stoodley and O'Flaherty (2003) Industrial Biofilmns. [Chaired Session], Biofilms in Medicine, Industry and Environmental Microbiology, NUIG , 03-JUN-03 - 06-JUN-03. [Details]

Abstract

  Year Publication
(1989) SOLID-STATE FERMENTATION OF SUGAR-BEET FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUEL-ALCOHOL PRODUCTION.
MORGAN, E,FLEMING, G,PATCHING, J,COLLERAN, E (1989) SOLID-STATE FERMENTATION OF SUGAR-BEET FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUEL-ALCOHOL PRODUCTION. Abstract [Details]

Meeting

  Year Publication
(2007) A study of the adaptations of Campylobacter jejuni to antibiotic selection pressures in chemostat culture.
Duignan, O,Fleming, GTA,Carroll, CV (2007) A study of the adaptations of Campylobacter jejuni to antibiotic selection pressures in chemostat culture. Meeting [Details]