prof. dr. J.A.J.W. (Jan) Kluijtmans

prof. dr. J.A.J.W. (Jan) Kluijtmans

Full Professor
prof. dr. J.A.J.W. (Jan) Kluijtmans
  • Medische Microbiologie
  • Julius Center Research Program Infectious Diseases

Research Programs

Infection & Immunity



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. In 2017 he was appointed as Professor of epidemiology of Healthcare-related infections.

Until July 2021 he worked in the Amphia Hospital in Breda/Oosterhout and St. Elisabeth Hospital and TweeSteden Hospital in Tilburg as a consultant Microbiologist.

Since October 2021 he is head of the department of medical Microbiology at the UMC Utrecht.

He has more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals and given more than 500 presentations and lectures.


Side Activities

Editorial Board Member of PLOS ONE (No financial reimbursement)

Member of the national Outbreak Management Team (Reimbursement for the attendance of meetings)

Chair of the national Signaleringsoverleg Zorginstellingen en Antimicrobiële Resistentie (No financial reimbursement)


Research Output (184)

Genetic characterization of ESBL-producing and ciprofloxacin-resistant Escherichia coli from Belgian broilers and pigs.

De Koster Sien, Ringenier Moniek, Xavier Basil Britto, Lammens Christine, De Coninck Dieter, De Bruyne Katrien, Mensaert Klaas, Kluytmans-van den Bergh Marjolein, Kluytmans Jan, Dewulf Jeroen, Goossens Herman, 6 Apr 2023, In: Frontiers in Microbiology. 14

Experimental and field investigations of exposure, replication and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in pigs in the Netherlands

Sikkema Reina S., Tobias Tijs, Oreshkova Nadia, de Bruin Erwin, Okba Nisreen, Chandler Felicity, Hulst Marcel M., Rodon Jordi, Houben Manon, van Maanen Kees, Bultman Hans, Meester Marina, Gerhards Nora M., Bouwknegt Martijn, Urlings Bert, Haagmans Bart, Kluytmans Jan, GeurtsvanKessel Corine H., van der Poel Wim H.M., Koopmans Marion P.G., Stegeman Arjan 31 Dec 2022, In: Emerging Microbes and Infections. 11 , p. 91-94 4 p.

Gut to lung translocation and antibiotic mediated selection shape the dynamics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in an ICU patient

Wheatley Rachel M., Caballero Julio Diaz, van der Schalk Thomas E., De Winter Fien H.R., Shaw Liam P., Kapel Natalia, Recanatini Claudia, Timbermont Leen, Kluytmans Jan, Esser Mark, Lacoma Alicia, Prat-Aymerich Cristina, Oliver Antonio, Kumar-Singh Samir, Malhotra-Kumar Surbhi, Craig MacLean R. 22 Nov 2022, In: Nature Communications. 13

Head-to-head comparison of the accuracy of saliva and nasal rapid antigen SARS-CoV-2 self-testing:cross-sectional study

Schuit Ewoud, Venekamp Roderick P., Veldhuijzen Irene K., van den Bijllaardt Wouter, Pas Suzan D., Stohr Joep J.J.M., Lodder Esther B., Hellwich Marloes, Molenkamp Richard, Igloi Zsofia, Wijers Constantijn, Vroom Irene H., Nagel-Imming Carla R.S., Han Wanda G.H., Kluytmans Jan A.J.W., van den Hof Susan, van de Wijgert Janneke H.H.M., Moons Karel G.M. 24 Oct 2022, In: BMC Medicine. 20

SARS-CoV-2 Alpha-Variant Outbreak Amongst a Partially Vaccinated Long-Term Care Facility Population in The Netherlands—Phylogenetic Analysis and Infection Control Observations

Van der Moeren Nathalie, Weterings Veronica A.T.C., Pas Suzan D., Verweij Jaco J., van den Bijllaardt Wouter, Geurts Joyce, Zwart Vivian F., Lodder Esther B., Kluytmans Jan A.J.W., Murk Jean Luc, Stohr Joep J.J.M. Oct 2022, In: Pathogens. 11 , p. 1-9

Diagnostic accuracy of covid-19 rapid antigen tests with unsupervised self-sampling in people with symptoms in the omicron period:cross sectional study

Schuit Ewoud, Venekamp Roderick P., Hooft Lotty, Veldhuijzen Irene K., van den Bijllaardt Wouter, Pas Suzan D., Zwart Vivian F., Lodder Esther B., Hellwich Marloes, Koppelman Marco, Molenkamp Richard, Wijers Constantijn J.H., Vroom Irene H., Smeets Leonard C., Nagel-Imming Carla R.S., Han Wanda G.H., van den Hof Susan, Kluytmans Jan A.J.W., van de Wijgert Janneke H.H.M., Moons Karel G.M. 14 Sep 2022, In: BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 378

Practice testing of generic quality indicators for responsible antibiotic use in nine hospitals in the Dutch–Belgian border area

Monnier Annelie A, D'Onofrio Valentino, Willemsen Ina, Kluytmans-van den Bergh Marjolein F Q, Kluytmans Jan A J W, Schuermans Annette, Leroux-Roels Isabel, Gyssens Inge C, 20 Aug 2022, In: The journal of Hospital Infection. 129 , p. 153-161 9 p.

Duration of rectal colonization with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli:results of an open, dynamic cohort study in Dutch nursing home residents (2013-2019)

Weterings Veronica, van den Bijllaardt Wouter, Bootsma Martin, Hendriks Yvonne, Kilsdonk Linda, Mulders Ans, Kluytmans Jan 15 Jul 2022, In: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. 11

PROPHETIC EU:Prospective Identification of Pneumonia in Hospitalized Patients in the Intensive Care Unit in European and United States Cohorts

Bergin Stephen P, Calvert Sara B, Farley John, Sun Jie-Lena, Chiswell Karen, Dieperink Willem, Kluytmans Jan, Lopez-Delgado Juan Carlos, Leon-Lopez Rafael, Zervos Marcus J, Kollef Marin H, Sims Matthew, Kabchi Badih A, Rubin Daniel, Santiago Jonas, Natarajan Mukil, Tenaerts Pamela, Fowler Vance G, Holland Thomas L, Bonten Marc J, Hullegie Sebastiaan J Jul 2022, In: Open forum infectious diseases. 9 , p. 1-10

Preoperative and perioperative risk factors, and risk score development for prosthetic joint infection due to Staphylococcus aureus:A multinational matched case-control study

Espindola Reinaldo, Vella Venanzio, Benito Natividad, Mur Isabel, Tedeschi Sara, Rossi Nicolò, Hendriks Johannes G E, Sorlí Luisa, Murillo Oscar, Scarborough Mathew, Scarborough Claire, Kluytmans Jan, Ferrari Mateo Carlo, Pletz Mathias W, Mcnamara Iain, Escudero-Sanchez Rosa, Arvieux Cedric, Batailler Cecile, Dauchy Frédéric-Antoine, Liu Wai-Yan, Lora-Tamayo Jaime, Praena Julia, Ustianowski Andrew, Cinconze Elisa, Pellegrini Michele, Bagnoli Fabio, Rodríguez-Baño Jesús, Del Toro Maria Dolores, 18 May 2022, In: Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 28 , p. 1359-1366 8 p.

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