Michael Prentice

Professor/Head of Department
Pathology
Cork University Hospital
Cork
Ireland

E: m.prentice@ucc.ie
Professor of Medical Microbiology
Microbiology
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Department of Microbiology
University College Cork

T: 353 214901420
E: m.prentice@ucc.ie

Research Career
Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology, Bart's and the London Medical School, Queen Mary, University of London, UK 1993-19/7/04
Smith and Nephew Fellow, Institut Pasteur, Paris , France 1992-3.

Clinical training
In Medicine and Microbiology, Bart's Hospital London, and Leicester Royal Infirmary 1982-1991

Academic and professional qualifications
FRCPath Royal College of Pathologists 1999
PhD QMW, University of London 1998
MRCPath Royal College of Pathologists 1990
MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 1984
MB ChB (Medical Degree) Birmingham Medical School (UK) 1980

Research Interests

  • Bacterial genomics
  • Horizontal gene transfer and bacterial metabolism
  • Bacterial micro compartments and microcompartment-mediated metabolism
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Clinical medical microbiology (Yersinia and Mycobacteria)

Research in my laboratory has centred on Bacterial Genomics, (particularly the Yersinia pestis and Yersinia enterocolitica genomes) and the role of horizontally transmitted genes in bacterial pathogenicity and evolution. I detected a horizontally-transferred metabolosome-specifying (microcompartment) operon in Y. enterocolitica that was absent from other Yersinia and became intrigued by the properties of these structures, which are present in approximately 20% of bacterial genome sequences. I  obtained funding from Science Foundation Ireland to carry out a proteomic study of a recombinant metabolosome which led to HRB funding to investigate applications of microcompartment-mediated metabolism to complications of renal failure, and an SFI-TIDA to look at environmental bioremediation with the same structures. This involved collaborations with Professor Martin Warren (University of Kent) and Professor Richard Pickersgill (QMUL, UK). More recently with Dr John MacSharry at UCC I am investigating microcompartment operon gene expression in clinical infections.  I am an investigator in the UCC-based Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre:http://www.ucc.ie/research/apc/content/


In collaboration with Professor Shay Fanning I obtained DAFF FIRM funding to look at the interface of animal and human Yersinia enterocolitica infections. I  used genomic data on Mycobacterium tuberculosis to type strains infecting patients in Cork and Kerry, showing a large minority of strains belong to a recently emerged clonal group. Recently in collaboration with Dr Beate Heym, (University of Versailles) and Professor Barry Plant (UCC/CUH) and others  I have used molecular epidemiology to investigate potential tranmission of  Mycobacterium abscessus strains in Ireland infecting cystic fibrosis patients. 

Research Support
I obtained funding from the HEA to advance research on respiratory and gastrointestinal infections at Cork University Hospital cl3.ucc.ie. 
Research  in my laboratory is  also supported by the Health Research Board and  Science Foundation Ireland. Since 2008 my laboratory has   received  500,000 euro in competitively awarded funding

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2017)'Bacterial microcompartment-directed polyphosphate kinase promotes stable polyphosphate accumulation in E. coli'
Liang, M;Frank, S;Luensdorf, H;Warren, MJ;Prentice, MB (2017) 'Bacterial microcompartment-directed polyphosphate kinase promotes stable polyphosphate accumulation in E. coli'. Journal of Biotechnology, 12 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Combined Analysis of Variation in Core, Accessory and Regulatory Genome Regions Provides a Super-Resolution View into the Evolution of Bacterial Populations'
McNally A;Oren Y;Kelly D;Pascoe B;Dunn S;Sreecharan T;Vehkala M;Välimäki N;Prentice MB;Ashour A;Avram O;Pupko T;Dobrindt U;Literak I;Guenther S;Schaufler K;Wieler LH;Zhiyong Z;Sheppard SK;McInerney JO;Corander J; (2016) 'Combined Analysis of Variation in Core, Accessory and Regulatory Genome Regions Provides a Super-Resolution View into the Evolution of Bacterial Populations'. PLoS genetics, 12 (9) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) Infection in Ireland'
Hickey C, Spillane D, Benson J, Levis J, Fanning LJ, Cryan B, Prentice MB (2016) 'Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) Infection in Ireland'. Irish Medical Journal, 109 (8) Globe icon [Details]
(2016)'Antimicrobial susceptibility of long term care facility and general practice urine samples in patients 65 years and older: an observational study'
Fleming A;Barry L;Byrne S;Prentice M; (2016) 'Antimicrobial susceptibility of long term care facility and general practice urine samples in patients 65 years and older: an observational study'. European Journal of Public Health, [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'All Yersinia enterocolitica are pathogenic: Virulence of phylogroup 1 Y. enterocolitica in a Galleria mellonella infection model'
Alenizi D;Ringwood T;Redhwan A;Bouraha B;Wren BW;Prentice M;McNally A; (2016) 'All Yersinia enterocolitica are pathogenic: Virulence of phylogroup 1 Y. enterocolitica in a Galleria mellonella infection model'. Microbiology (Reading, England), [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Classification of polyhedral shapes from individual anisotropically resolved cryo-electron tomography reconstructions'
Bag S;Prentice MB;Liang M;Warren MJ;Roy Choudhury K; (2016) 'Classification of polyhedral shapes from individual anisotropically resolved cryo-electron tomography reconstructions'. BMC Bioinformatics, 17 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium abscessus complex isolates in Ireland'
O'Driscoll C, Konjek J, Heym B, Fitzgibbon MM, Plant BJ, Ní Chróinín M, Mullane D, Lynch-Healy M, Corcoran GD, Schaffer K, Rogers TR, Prentice MB. (2015) 'Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium abscessus complex isolates in Ireland'. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 15 :122-128 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Actinomyces meyeri brain abscess following dental extraction'
Clancy U, Ronayne A, Prentice MB, Jackson A (2015) 'Actinomyces meyeri brain abscess following dental extraction'. BMJ case reports, Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Solution structure of a bacterial microcompartment targeting peptide and its application in the construction of an ethanol bioreactor'
Lawrence, Andrew D Frank, Stefanie Newnham, Sarah Lee, Matthew J Brown, Ian R Xue, Wei-Feng Rowe, Michelle L Mulvihill, Daniel P Prentice, Michael B Howard, Mark J Warren, Martin J (2014) 'Solution structure of a bacterial microcompartment targeting peptide and its application in the construction of an ethanol bioreactor'. ACS Synthetic Biology, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/sb4001118 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Parallel independent evolution of pathogenicity within the genus Yersinia'
Reuter S, Connor TR, Barquist L, Walker D, Feltwell T, Harris SR, Fookes M, Hall ME, Petty NK, Fuchs TM, Corander J, Dufour M, Ringwood T, Savin C, Bouchier C, Martin L, Miettinen M, Shubin M, Riehm JM, Laukkanen-Ninios R, Sihvonen LM, Siitonen A, Skurnik M, Falcão JP, Fukushima H, Scholz HC, Prentice MB, Wren BW, Parkhill J, Carniel E, Achtman M, McNally A, Thomson NR. (2014) 'Parallel independent evolution of pathogenicity within the genus Yersinia'. Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America, 111 ((18)):6768-6773 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Bacterial microcompartments moving into a synthetic biological world'
Frank, S,Lawrence, AD,Prentice, MB,Warren, MJ (2013) 'Bacterial microcompartments moving into a synthetic biological world'. Journal of Biotechnology, 163 :273-279 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Substrate channels revealed in the trimeric Lactobacillus reuteri bacterial microcompartment shell protein PduB'
Pang A, Liang M, Prentice MB, Pickersgill RW. (2012) 'Substrate channels revealed in the trimeric Lactobacillus reuteri bacterial microcompartment shell protein PduB'. Acta Crystallographica Section D-Biological Crystallography, 68 (12):1642-1652 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Current evidence for human yersiniosis in Ireland'
Ringwood, T,Murphy, BP,Drummond, N,Buckley, JF,Coveney, AP,Redmond, HP,Power, JP,Fanning, S,Prentice, MB (2012) 'Current evidence for human yersiniosis in Ireland'. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 31 :2969-2981 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Yersinia enterocolitica: a brief review of the issues relating to the zoonotic pathogen, public health challenges, and the pork production chain'
Drummond N, Murphy BP, Ringwood T, Prentice MB, Buckley JF, Fanning S (2012) 'Yersinia enterocolitica: a brief review of the issues relating to the zoonotic pathogen, public health challenges, and the pork production chain'. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 9 (3):179-189 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'An unusual case of Legionellosis'
Prior AR, Bredin CP, Seigne P, Corcoran D, Prentice M; (2011) 'An unusual case of Legionellosis'. Irish Medical Journal, 104 (3):89-90 [Details]
(2010)'Synthesis of Empty Bacterial Microcompartments, Directed Organelle Protein Incorporation, and Evidence of Filament-Associated Organelle Movement'
Parsons, JB; Frank, S; Bhella, D; Liang, MZ; Prentice, MB; Mulvihill, DP; Warren, MJ; (2010) 'Synthesis of Empty Bacterial Microcompartments, Directed Organelle Protein Incorporation, and Evidence of Filament-Associated Organelle Movement'. Molecular Cell, 38 :305-315 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates in Southwest Ireland'
Ojo, OO., Sheehan, S., Corcoran, D.G., Nikolayevsky, V., Brown, T., O'Sullivan, M., O'Sullivan, K., Gordon, S.V., Drobniewski, F., Prentice, M.B. (2010) 'Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates in Southwest Ireland'. Infection, Genetics, Evolution, 10 :1110-1116 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'First report: Yersinia enterocolitica recovered from canine tonsils'
Murphy, BP,Drummond, N,Ringwood, T,O'Sullivan, E,Buckley, JF,Whyte, P,Prentice, MB,Fanning, S (2010) 'First report: Yersinia enterocolitica recovered from canine tonsils'. Veterinary Microbiology, 146 :336-339 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Lactobacillus Reuteri Dsm 20016 Produces Cobalamin-Dependent Diol Dehydratase In Metabolosomes and Metabolizes 1,2-Propanediol By Disproportionation'
Sriramulu, DD, Liang, M, Hernandez-Romero, D, Raux-Deery, E, Lunsdorf, H, Parsons, JB, Warren, MJ, Prentice, MB; (2008) 'Lactobacillus Reuteri Dsm 20016 Produces Cobalamin-Dependent Diol Dehydratase In Metabolosomes and Metabolizes 1,2-Propanediol By Disproportionation'. Journal of Bacteriology, 190 (13):4559-4567 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Mycobacterium bovis Strains Causing Smear-Positive Human Tuberculosis, Southwest Ireland'
Ojo, O,Sheehan, S,Corcoran, GD,Okker, M,Gover, K,Nikolayevsky, V,Brown, T,Dale, J,Gordon, SV,Drobniewski, F,Prentice, MB; (2008) 'Mycobacterium bovis Strains Causing Smear-Positive Human Tuberculosis, Southwest Ireland'. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 14 :1931-1934 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Biochemical and Structural Insights Into Bacterial Organelle Form and Biogenesis'
Parsons, JB, Dinesh, SD, Deery, E, Leech, HK, Brindley, AA, Heldt, D, Frank, S, Smales, CM, Lunsdorf, H, Rambach, A, Gass, MH, Bleloch, A, McClean, KJ, Munro, AW, Rigby, SEJ, Warren, MJ, Prentice, MB; (2008) 'Biochemical and Structural Insights Into Bacterial Organelle Form and Biogenesis'. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 283 (21):14366-14375 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Plague'
Prentice MB, Rahalison L; (2007) 'Plague'. The Lancet, 369 (9568):1196-1207 [Details]
(2007)'Comparative genome analyses of the pathogenic Yersiniae based on the genome sequence of Yersinia enterocolitica strain 8081'
Thomson NR, Howard S, Wren BW, Prentice MB; (2007) 'Comparative genome analyses of the pathogenic Yersiniae based on the genome sequence of Yersinia enterocolitica strain 8081'. Genomic Imprinting, 603 :2-16 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'The Complete Genome Sequence and Comparative Genome Analysis of The High Pathogenicity Yersinia Enterocolitica Strain 8081'
Thomson, NR, Howard, S, Wren, BW, Holden, MTG, Crossman, L, Challis, GL, Churcher, C, Mungall, K, Brooks, K, Chillingworth, T, Feltwell, T, Abdellah, Z, Hauser, H, Jagels, K, Maddison, M, Moule, S, Sanders, M, Whitehead, S, Quail, MA, Dougan, G, Parkhill, J, Prentice, MB; (2006) 'The Complete Genome Sequence and Comparative Genome Analysis of The High Pathogenicity Yersinia Enterocolitica Strain 8081'. Plos Genetics, 2 (12):2039-2051 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'Dynamics of a Lotka-Volterra type model with applications to marine phage population dynamics'
Gavin C.,Pokrovskii A.,Prentice M., Sobolev V.,; (2006) 'Dynamics of a Lotka-Volterra type model with applications to marine phage population dynamics'. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 55 (*):80-93 [Details]
(2004)'Absence of Yersinia pestis-specific DNA in human teeth from five European excavations of putative plague victims'
Gilbert MT, Cuccui J, White W, Lynnerup N, Titball RW, Cooper A, Prentice MB.; (2004) 'Absence of Yersinia pestis-specific DNA in human teeth from five European excavations of putative plague victims'. Microbiology, 150(Pt 2) (*):341-354 [Details]
(2003)'Construction of a Yersinia pestis microarray'
Stabler RA, Hinds J, Witney AA, Isherwood K, Oyston P, Titball R, Wren B, Hinchliffe S, Prentice M; (2003) 'Construction of a Yersinia pestis microarray'. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 529 :47-49 [Details]
(2003)'Cobalamin synthesis in Yersinia enterocolitica 8081. Functional aspects of a putative metabolic island'
Prentice MB, Cuccui J, Thomson N, Parkhill J, Deery E, Warren MJ; (2003) 'Cobalamin synthesis in Yersinia enterocolitica 8081. Functional aspects of a putative metabolic island'. Advances In Experimental Medicine and Biology, 529 (*):43-46 [Details]
(2003)'Application of DNA microarrays to study the evolutionary genomics of Yersinia pestis and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis'
Hinchliffe SJ, Isherwood KE, Stabler RA, Prentice MB, Nichols RA, Rakin A, Oyston PCF, Hinds J, Titball RW, Wren BW; (2003) 'Application of DNA microarrays to study the evolutionary genomics of Yersinia pestis and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis'. Genome Research, 13 (9):2018-2029 [Details]
(2002)'Characterisation and distribution of a cryptic Salmonella typhi plasmid pHCM2'
Kidgell C, Pickard D, Wain J, James K, Diem Nga LT, Diep TS, Levine MM, O'Gaora P, Prentice MB, Parkhill J, Day N, Farrar J, Dougan G.; (2002) 'Characterisation and distribution of a cryptic Salmonella typhi plasmid pHCM2'. Plasmid, 47 (3):159-171 [Details]
(2001)'Genome sequence of Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of plague'
Parkhill J, Wren BW, Thomson NR, Titball RW, Holden MTG, Prentice MB; (2001) 'Genome sequence of Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of plague'. Nature, 413 (6855):523-527 [Details]
(2001)'Yersinia pestis pFra shows biovar-specific differences and recent common ancestry with a Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi plasmid'
Prentice MB, James KD, Parkhill J, Baker SG, Stevens K, Simmonds MN, Mungall KL, Churcher C, Oyston PC, Titball RW, Wren BW, Wain J, Pickard D, Hien TT, Farrar JJ, Dougan G. ; (2001) 'Yersinia pestis pFra shows biovar-specific differences and recent common ancestry with a Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi plasmid'. The Journal of Bacteriology, 183 (8):2586-2594 [Details]
(2000)'Bartonella infection: A significant cause of native valve endocarditis necessitating surgical management'
James E, Hill J, Uppal R, Prentice MB. ; (2000) 'Bartonella infection: A significant cause of native valve endocarditis necessitating surgical management'. The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 119 (1):171-172 [Details]
(1999)'The high-pathogenicity island of Y. enterocolitica Ye8081 undergoes low frequency deletion but not precise excision, suggesting recent stabilization in the genome'
Bach S, Buchrieser C , Prentice M, Guiyoule A, Msadek T, Carniel E . ; (1999) 'The high-pathogenicity island of Y. enterocolitica Ye8081 undergoes low frequency deletion but not precise excision, suggesting recent stabilization in the genome'. Infection and Immunity, 67 (10):5091-5099 [Details]
(1999)'Antibiotic prescribing (Leading article)'
Prentice M. ; (1999) 'Antibiotic prescribing (Leading article)'. Journal of Clinical Pathology, 52 (12):874-875 [Details]
(1998)'The 102-kilobase unstable region of Yersinia pestis comprises a high-pathogenicity island linked to a pigmentation segment which undergoes internal rearrangement'
Buchrieser C, Prentice M, Carniel E. ; (1998) 'The 102-kilobase unstable region of Yersinia pestis comprises a high-pathogenicity island linked to a pigmentation segment which undergoes internal rearrangement'. The Journal of Bacteriology, 180 (9):2321-2329 [Details]
(1996)'Characterization of a large chromosomal ''high-pathogenicity island'' in biotype 1B Yersinia enterocolitica'
Carniel E, Guilvout I, Prentice M.; (1996) 'Characterization of a large chromosomal ''high-pathogenicity island'' in biotype 1B Yersinia enterocolitica'. The Journal of Bacteriology, 178 (23):6743-6751 [Details]
(1995)'Sequence analysis of a Yersinia pestis insertion sequence associated with an unstable region of the chromosome'
Prentice MB, Carniel E.; (1995) 'Sequence analysis of a Yersinia pestis insertion sequence associated with an unstable region of the chromosome'. Contributions to Microbiology & Immunology, 13 :294-298 [Details]
(1994)'Midstream urine investigations'
Mead M, Prentice MB, Nicholson KG. ; (1994) 'Midstream urine investigations'. Update, 48 (3):155-158 [Details]
(1994)'Necrotizing fasciitis'
Simpson AJH, Jumaa PA, Prentice MB. ; (1994) 'Necrotizing fasciitis'. Lancet, 344 [Details]
(1993)'Comparison of Signal and Bactec NR-660 blood culture systems'
Stevens M, Prentice MB, Swann RA, Mitchell CJ, Donkin A.; (1993) 'Comparison of Signal and Bactec NR-660 blood culture systems'. Journal of Applied Bacteriology, 74 :417-420 [Details]
(1993)'Yersinia enterocolitica and mycotic aneurysm'
Prentice MB, Fortineau N, Lambert T, Voinnesson A, Cope D. ; (1993) 'Yersinia enterocolitica and mycotic aneurysm'. Lancet, 341 :1535-1536 [Details]
(1992)'Hepatitis B infection following open heart surgery'
Prentice MB, Flower AJE, Morgan GM, Nicholson KG, Rana B, Firmin RK, Mitchell CJ. ; (1992) 'Hepatitis B infection following open heart surgery'. British Medical Journal, 304 :761-764 [Details]
(1992)'Transfusing Yersinia enterocolitica'
Prentice M.; (1992) 'Transfusing Yersinia enterocolitica'. British Medical Journal, 305 :663-664 [Details]
(1991)'The epidemiology of Yersinia enterocolitica infection in the British Isles 1983-1988'
Prentice MB, Cope D, Swann RA.; (1991) 'The epidemiology of Yersinia enterocolitica infection in the British Isles 1983-1988'. Contributions to Microbiology & Immunology, 12 :17-25 [Details]
(1991)'Rapid identification of Staphylococcus aureus strains without clumping factor , DNAase or protein A'
Prentice MB, Geary C, Mitchell CJ. ; (1991) 'Rapid identification of Staphylococcus aureus strains without clumping factor , DNAase or protein A'. Lancet, 338 [Details]
(1991)'Antimicrobial susceptibility of pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica strains in the British Isles'
Lyons MM, Prentice MB, Cope D, Swann RA.; (1991) 'Antimicrobial susceptibility of pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica strains in the British Isles'. Contributions to Microbiology & Immunology, 12 :251-254 [Details]
(1990)'Infected foreign body due to Bacillus licheniformis in Rheumatoid Arthritis'
David LAT, Lyons M, Samanta A, Prentice M, Nichol FE.; (1990) 'Infected foreign body due to Bacillus licheniformis in Rheumatoid Arthritis'. British Journal of Rheumatology, 24 (4) [Details]
(1990)'Infectious complications of blood transfusion'
Prentice M, Cope D, Weinbren M, O'Driscoll J.; (1990) 'Infectious complications of blood transfusion'. British Medical Journal, 300 :678-679 [Details]
(1989)'Listeria monocytogenes peritonitis complicating CAPD'
Korzets A, Andrews M, Campbell A, Feehally J, Walls J, Prentice M.; (1989) 'Listeria monocytogenes peritonitis complicating CAPD'. Peritoneal Dialysis Bulletin, 9 :349-350 [Details]
(1987)'HIV testing in lymphoma patients'
Prentice MB, Crook S, Adams K, Lister TAL, Grint PCA, Heath RB. ; (1987) 'HIV testing in lymphoma patients'. Journal of Hematology & Oncology, 5 (1):71-72 [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2012)'Plague: Yersinia pestis'
Prentice, Michael B (2012) 'Plague: Yersinia pestis' In: Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Infection. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2012)'Other Yersinia infections: Yersiniosis'
Prentice, Michael B (2012) 'Other Yersinia infections: Yersiniosis' In: Oxford Textbook of Medicine: Infection. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2011)'Plague and other Yersinia infections'
Prentice, Michael B.; (2011) 'Plague and other Yersinia infections' In: Harrison's Principles and Practice of Internal Medicine. New York: McGraw-Hill. Globe icon [Details]
(2011)'Yersiniosis and Plague'
Prentice, MB; (2011) 'Yersiniosis and Plague' In: Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses: Biology, Clinical Practice, and Public Health Control. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2010)'Other Yersinia infections: yersiniosis'
Prentice, MB; (2010) 'Other Yersinia infections: yersiniosis' In: The Oxford Textbook of Medicine 5th Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2010)'Plague: Yersinia pestis'
Prentice, MB; (2010) 'Plague: Yersinia pestis' In: The Oxford Textbook of Medicine 5th Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2012)Advances in Yersinia Research
Ringwood T, Murphy BP, Drummond N, Buckley JF, Fanning S, Prentice MB (2012) Preliminary survey regarding yersiniosis in ireland . In: Alzira Maria Paiva de Almeida, Nilma Cintra Leal eds. Advances in Yersinia Research , pp.59-61 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2006)Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Gavin C., Pokrovskii A., Prentice M., Sobolev V; (2006) Dynamics of a Lotka-Volterra type model with applications to marine phage population dynamics Journal of Physics: Conference Series , pp.80-93 [Details]

Other

YearPublication
(2006)Dynamics of A Lotka-Volterra Type Model With Applications to Marine Phage Population Dynamics.
Gavin, C, Pokrovskii, A, Prentice, M, Sobolev, V; (2006) Dynamics of A Lotka-Volterra Type Model With Applications to Marine Phage Population Dynamics. Other [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2013)Society for General Microbiology Spring Meeting 2013,
Barry A, McCarthy K., Liang M. ,O'Leary N, Frank S, Warren M,Prentice M.B (2013) Polyphosphate Stabilisation within Bacteria. [Poster Presentation], Society for General Microbiology Spring Meeting 2013, Manchester, UK , 25-MAR-13 - 28-MAR-14. [Details]
(2013)EMBO Symposium,New Approaches and Concepts in Microbiology,
McCarthy K., Liang M. ,Frank S, Warren M,Prentice MB (2013) Microcompartments and Lactobacillus reuteri. [Oral Presentation], EMBO Symposium,New Approaches and Concepts in Microbiology, Heidelberg, Germany , 14-OCT-13 - 16-OCT-13. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
HSE National Microbiological Reference Laboratory Group Committee Member2005 / 2013

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Pathology/Microbiology/APC Professor of Medical Microbiology19-JUL-04 /
Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology/Honorary Consultant Microbiologist01-JAN-93 / 01-JAN-04
Institut Pasteur, Paris Smith and Nephew Research Fellow01-JAN-91 / 01-JAN-92
Public Health Laboratory, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK Senior Registrar in Medical Microbiology/Honorary Clinical Teacher01-JAN-87 / 01-JAN-91

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1980University of Birmingham, UK MB CHB-
1998Queen Mary, University of London PhD-

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
English FluentFluentFluent
French FluentFunctionalFluent

Outreach Activities

 Description

Lecture “TB in Ireland” and question panel member for APC Public Forum “TB: a re-emerging problem?” 9/11/10  Brookfield Health Science Building, UCC

Other Activities

 Description

External examiner 2013-15 Trinity College Dublin, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine LABORATORY AND INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE , 3rd Medical Year examination and LABORATORY MEDICINE.( AETIOLOGY, MECHANISMS OF DISEASE), 2nd Medical year Examination

Teaching Interests

Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Fellow status is closely aligned to Standard Descriptor 2 (SD2) of the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education (UK PSF).

External examiner 2013-15 Trinity College Dublin, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine     LABORATORY AND INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE ,  3rd Medical Year examination and  LABORATORY MEDICINE.( AETIOLOGY, MECHANISMS OF DISEASE), 2nd Medical year Examination

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2013Tamara Ringwood UCCPhDEpidemiology and Comparative Analysis of Yersinia in Ireland
2013Kamila Knapik UCCPHDGenetic analysis of bacteriophages from clinical and environmental samples
2009Olabisi Ojo UCCPhDMolecular epidemiology and comparative genomics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in Southwest Ireland

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Research Project MB4002Research Project
2018Foundations of Medicine: Manifestations of Disease FM3005Foundations of Medicine: Manifestations of Disease
2018Forensic and Legal Medicine PM3006Forensic and Legal Medicine

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Professor Paul O'Toole UCC/APCIRELAND
Dr John MacSharry UCC/APCIRELAND
Dr Cormac Gahan UCC/APCIRELAND
Professor Barry Plant Cork Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, UCC, Cork University HospitalIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Professor Martin Warren University of KentUNITED KINGDOM
Professor Richard Pickersgill Queen Mary, University of LondonUNITED KINGDOM
Dr Alan McNally Nottingham Trent UniversityUNITED KINGDOM