Prof. Dr. P. Butaye (voluntary visiting professor)

Patrick Butaye is a veterinary microbiologist. He obtained his PhD in 2000 at Ghent University (Belgium). Thereafter he worked at the former VAR (Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Center, CODA-CERVA). In 2006 he became visiting professor at the Department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Avian Diseases at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Ghent University. In 2015 he became Professor at Ross University and since 2023 he holds a position at the City University of Hong Hong, where he is director of the Global Microbial Genomics STEM lab. In 2024 he was honoured with and Adjunct Professorship at Yangzhou University. He is author of more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is member of different University, national and international advisory boards.

Main Research

Global Microbial Genomics


The expertise of the STEM lab extends several aspects of microbial genomics in a One Health perspective, dealing with all animal species, human health as well as the environment. The main aspects include antimicrobial resistance, genomic epidemiology, virulence, host pathogen interaction and several other subjects. The lab deals with bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. Next to this, mitigation of infectious diseases as well as antimicrobial resistance. Several pathways are followed but the most important ones are microbiome based competitive exclusion flora and bacteriophages.


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