prof. dr. J.A.J.W. (Jan) Kluijtmans Full Professor
- Department of Epidemiology
- Julius Center Research Program Infectious Diseases
Jan Kluytmans did his medical training as well as specialization in Clinical Microbiology at Erasmus Medical University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The title of his PhD thesis in 1996, was: Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus: the key to preventing staphylococcal disease.
His scientific career focuses on the epidemiology and control of nosocomial infections, with a special interest in Staphylococcus aureus, surgical site infections and antimicrobial resistance. He has been involved in many national and international guidelines on infection control, especially those dealing with the control of MRSA and the prevention of surgical site infections. In 2006 he was appointed as Professor of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control at the VU university medical center in Amsterdam. In 2014 he moved to the University Medical Center Utrecht, Julius Center, where he leads several work packages within the Combacte program.Since November 2013 he is the chair of the Dutch Society of Medical Microbiology.
At present he is also working in the Amphia Hospital in Breda/Oosterhout, St. Elisabeth Hospital and TweeSteden Hospital in Tilburg.
He has more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and given more than 500 presentations and lectures.
Physician-microbiologist, Amphia hospital, Breda
Trainer Medical Microbiology, Elisabeth Tweesteden hospital, Tilburg
Chair Dutch Society for Medical Microbiology
Projectleader i41-health, project the Nederlands-Flanders
Deputy Editor Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
Section Editor: Infection
Editorial Board Member of PLOS ONE
Member of Program Committee of ESCMID