Estonian Academy of Sciences
The Estonian Academy of Sciences was founded in 1938 to advance scientific research and represent Estonian science nationally and internationally. The Academy aims to assist in building a knowledge-based Estonia, fostering adaptation of new knowledge for economic growth and enhancing public appreciation of science. 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.