• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

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Personal profile


Dr Patrick Naughton gained his PhD in Microbiology from the University of Aberdeen. He completed a post-doctoral position at the Rowett Institute, Aberdeen before moving to the Foulum Research Centre, Denmark .He took up his first academic post within Ulster University and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology in 2008. Patrick was appointed Subject Head (Biomedical Sciences) in 2006 a role in which he continued until 2013. Currently, he is Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.With over 15 years’ experience in research and teaching he has more than 70 research outputs. He is a regular reviewer for journals in the field of Microbiology (Pathogenicity and Infection) and provides grant reviews for a number of research funders including the MRC and ANR.

Research Interests: Bacterial dietary interactions; Salmonella pathogenicity; Probiotics and Prebiotics; Surface Active Molecules; Antibiotic Resistance.

Teaching interests: Medical Microbiology;General Microbiology;Pathophysiology;Biomedical Professional Practice; Study Skills.

Administrative roles: Course Director for the MSc Biomedical Science; Module coordinator for modules: Pathophysiology,  Professional Practice in Healthcare Science; Quality Management.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Aberdeen

External positions

External Examiner, Middlesex University

1 Nov 20171 Nov 2021

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Research Output

Competent but complex communication: The phenomena of pheromone-responsive plasmids

Sterling, A., Snelling, W. J., Naughton, P., Ternan, N. G. & Dooley, JSG., 2 Apr 2020, In : PLoS Pathogens. 16, 4, p. 1-19 19 p., e1008310.

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    Microscopic investigation of the combined use of antibiotics and biosurfactants on methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

    Juma, A., Lemoine, P., Simpson, ABG., Murray, J., O'Hagan, B., Naughton, P., Dooley, JSG. & Banat, I., 7 Jul 2020, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 11, p. 1 17 p., 1477.

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    Harnessing novel bacterial peptides for antimicrobial activity in the gut microbiome

    Sterling, A., Daniels, V., Conwell, M., Ternan, N. G., Snelling, W., Naughton, P. & Dooley, J., 8 Apr 2019, Access Microbiology. 1A ed. Vol. 1.

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