Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
The Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei is an Italian academy that promotes scientific excellence through its Fellowship, which has included prestigious scientific names. The Academy’s mission is to promote, coordinate, integrate and spread scientific knowledge in its highest expressions and accomplishes this through the organization of national and international conferences, meetings and seminars, research activities and missions and awards and grants. Only the microbiologists from this wider academy are listed below.
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.