Invited Oral Presentations
'Phagocytosis of Bacteroides fragilis'. Presented at the 5th Biennial International Symposium organised by the Anaerobe Discussion Group, Cambridge, July, 1987
'Bacteroides fragilis surface structure expression in relation to virulence'.
Presented at the symposium on Anaerobes and Mixed Infections held at the International Congress for Infectious Diseases, Montreal, Canada, July 1990.
'The instability of antigenic expression in Bacteroides fragilis: a possible genetic basis?'
Presented at the Institut Pasteur, Paris by invitation of Dr M Sebald, Director of the Unites des Anaerobies, October 1990.
'Flow cytometric analysis of antigenic variation in pathogenic bacteria'
Presented at 'New horizons in cellular analysis', a flow cytometer user's meeting organised by Coulter Immunology UK, Blackpool, May 1991.
'Immunological and structural characterisation of the surface polysaccharides of Bacteroides fragilis: structural and antigenic variation'
Presented at 3rd Scientific Meeting of the European Society of Chemotherapy; Infectious Diseases, Paris, France, May 1995.
‘Approches nouvelles dans l'etude des bacteries anaerobies a Gram negatif d'interet medical'
Presented at Universite Rene Descartes (Paris V) by invitation of Professeur A Rimbault, Paris, France, May 1995.
'Variation of Bacteroides fragilis surface structures'
Presented at IX International Symposium of the Society for Anaerobic Microbiology, Cambridge, July 1995.
‘Virulence of Bacteroides species'
Presented at Society for General Microbiology 139th Meeting, University of Bradford, January 1998
‘Infection as a cause of prosthetic joint failure: an underestimated problem'
Presented at Ecole Superieure de Chemie Physique Electronique de Lyon by invitation of Professeur M Jourlin, Lyon, France, March 1999.
‘Virulence mechanisms of Bacteroides fragilis'
Presented at Anaerobe 2000, an International Congress of the Confederation of Anaerobe Societies. Manchester July 2000
‘The Bacteroides fragilis complete genome sequence answers a 20-year old question'
Presented at University of Edinburgh, Department of Medical Microbiology, May 2002
‘DNA inversion and antigenic variation in the opportunistic pathogenic bacterium Bacteroides fragilis'
Presented at University of Edinburgh, Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, May 2002
‘Propionibacterium acnes - an important pathogen?'
Presented at Anaerobes in the patient and the laboratory, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, December 2002.
‘Infection in joint replacement. New thoughts on causative bacteria - the role of Propionibacterium acnes' Presented at the British Orthopaedic Research Society Symposium, Nottingham April 2003-05-16
‘The genome sequence of Bacteroides fragilis answers a 20-year old question' Presented at the Molecular Aspects of Anaerobes symposium at the Society for General Microbiology 152nd Meeting, Edinburgh, April 2003
Patrick S and Glakely G. Exploring and exploiting the genome of the opportunistic pathogen Bacteroides fragils. Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission workshop on ‘Strategies to address antimicrobial resistance through the exploitation of microbial genomics' at Magalia, Las Navas del Marqués, Spain, April 2004.
‘The complete genome sequence of Bacteroides fragilis NCTC 9343' presented at Anaerobe 2004, Congress of the Anaerobe Society of the Americas, Annapolis Maryland, July 2004.
‘Prosthesis biofilm infection: the importance of Propionibacterium acnes'
Presented at the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons Workshop on Muskuloskeletal Infection, Tampa, Florida November 2004.
‘The Bacteroides fragilis genome sequencing project answers a 20-year old question' Presented at the University of Cape Town, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, by invitation of Dr V Abratt, March 2005.
‘Propionibacterium acnes - an important pathogen?' Presented at University of Cape Town, Medical Microbiology, by invitation of Professor G Elisha, March 2005.
‘The genome of Bacteroides fragilis' Presented at ‘Anaerobes from the patient to the laboratory' held at the Health Protection Agency, Colindale, December 2005.
'Bacteroides fragilis: an important opportunistic pathogen' Presented at
University of Tubingen, by invitation of Professor G Doering, June 2006.
'Complete genome sequencing of Bacteroides fragilis answers a 20 year old question' Trinity College Dublin by invitation of Professor Cyril Smyth February 2007.
‘Improved detection and treatment of prosthetic joint infection' Presented at ECM IX - Musculoskeletal Trauma: 50 Years of AO Research, Davos Switzerland June 2008.
‘ Improved detection of biofilm infection' presented at Society for General Microbiology 163rd meeting Trinity College Dublin September 2008.'
‘LPS and capsule biosynthesis in Bacteroides fragilis' Presented at Society for General Microbiology meeting ‘Putting Microbes to Work' Heriot Watt University Edinburgh September 2009.
‘Bacteroides fragilis fibrinogen interactions' presented at Anaerobe 2010 Congress of the Anaerobe Society of the Americas Philadelphia USA July 2010
‘Clinical importance of the skin commensal Propionibacterium acnes ‘ presented at ‘The human microbiome and anaerobic infection' held at the Health Protection Agency, Colindale, London UK February 2011.
‘Bacteroides fragilis and the unknown unknown' Invited lecture, University College Cork November 2011
'Polysaccharide biosynthesis loci diversity amongst Bacteroides fragilis isolates' To be presented at Anaerobe 2012 Congress of the Anaerobe Society of the Americas San Francisco July 2012
My research has been reported in the media and as result has contributed to the wider public understanding of science e.g.
BBC News 2003 ‘Discovery could cut bowel infection risk' news.bbc.co.uk
BBC News 2005 ‘Bacteria 'map' to help beat bug' news.bbc.co.uk