The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1808 as an advisory body to the Dutch Government. It aims to promote quality in science and strives to ensure that Dutch scholars and scientists contribute to cultural, social and economic progress. Only the microbiologists from this wider academy are listed below.
De Vos, Willem
Van der Meer, Jos
Van der Oost, John
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.