The Royal Society
The Royal Society is an independent scientific academy of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. It aims to recognize, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. The Society continues to make outstanding contributions to science in many research areas. Only the microbiologists from this wider academy are listed below.
Morris, John Gareth
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.