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Dr. Gerard Fleming
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..
|Patching, J. W. & Fleming, G. T. A. (2003) 'Industrial biofilms: formation, problems and control' In: Lens, P.; Moran, A.P.; Mahony, T.; Stoodley, P.; O'Flaherty, V (eds). Biofilms in Medicine, Industry and Environmental Biotechnology:characteristics, analysis and control. UK: IWA Publishing, London;UK. [Details]|
|Fleming, G. T. and J. W. Patching (2008) 'The Fermenter in Research and Development' In: McNeil, B.; Harvey, L.M (eds). Practical Fermentation Technology. UK: John Wiley and Sons LTD. [DOI] [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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. [Details]|
|Touzet, N; Mccarthy, D and Fleming, G.T. (2013) 'Molecular fingerprinting of lacustrian cyanobacterial communities: regional patterns in summer diversity'. Fems Microbiology Ecology, . [DOI] [Details]|
|Gary R McCoy & Nicolas Touzet & Gerard TA Fleming & Robin Raine. (2013) 'An evaluation of the applicability of microarrays for monitoring toxic algae in Irish coastal waters'. Environmental Science And Pollution Research, 20 :6751-6761. [DOI] [Details]|
|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. [Details]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|MORGAN, E,FLEMING, G,PATCHING, J,COLLERAN, E (1989) SOLID-STATE FERMENTATION OF SUGAR-BEET FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUEL-ALCOHOL PRODUCTION. Abstract [Details]|
|Duignan, O,Fleming, GTA,Carroll, CV (2007) A study of the adaptations of Campylobacter jejuni to antibiotic selection pressures in chemostat culture. Meeting [Details]|