Academy of Europe
The Academy of Europe was founded in 1988 and aims to advance excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world for the advancement of the education of the public of all ages across Europe. The Academy consists of leading experts from the physical sciences and technology, biological sciences and medicine, mathematics and cognitive sciences. Only the microbiologists from this wider academy are listed below.
Van der Eb, Alex
Von Boehmer, Harald
Klebsiella species cause a wide range of diseases including pneumonia, urinary tract infections (UTIs), bloodstream infections and sepsis. These infections are particularly a problem among neonates, elderly and immunocompromised individuals. This review summarises the tremendous progress that has been made to uncover the sophisticated immune evasion strategies of K. pneumoniae. The co-evolution of Klebsiella in response to the challenge of an activated immune has made Klebsiella a formidable pathogen exploiting stealth strategies and actively suppressing innate immune defences to overcome host responses to survive in the tissues.