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)

Member of the steering group for innovative diagnostics for Coronavirus within VWS (no reimbursement)


Research Output (139)

SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in employees working in non-medical contact-intensive professions in the Netherlands:Baseline data from the prospective COco-study

Mioch Dymphie, Kuiper Sandra, van den Bijllaardt Wouter, van Jaarsveld Cornelia H M, Kluytmans Jan, Lodder Esther, Wissing Michel D, dec 2021, In: Preventive Medicine Reports. 24 , p. 1-8

Clinical performance and sample freeze-thaw stability of the cobas (R) 6800 SARS-CoV-2 assay for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in oro-/nasopharyngeal swabs and lower respiratory specimens

Stohr Joep J J M, Wennekes Meike, van der Ent Martijn, Diederen Bram M W, Kluytmans-van den Bergh Marjolein F Q, Bergmans Anneke M C, Kluytmans Jan A J W, Pas Suzan D dec 2020, In: Journal of Clinical Virology. 133

Limited Genetic Diversity of blaCMY-2-Containing IncI1-pST12 Plasmids from Enterobacteriaceae of Human and Broiler Chicken Origin in The Netherlands

Drijver Evert P M den, Stohr Joep J J M, Verweij Jaco J, Verhulst Carlo, Velkers Francisca C, Stegeman Arjan, Bergh Marjolein F Q Kluytmans-van den, Kluytmans Jan A J W, Group I-Health Study 8 nov 2020, In: Microorganisms. 8 , p. 1-13 13 p.

COVID-19 in health-care workers in three hospitals in the south of the Netherlands:a cross-sectional study

Sikkema Reina S, Pas Suzan D, Nieuwenhuijse David F, O'Toole Áine, Verweij Jaco, van der Linden Anne, Chestakova Irina, Schapendonk Claudia, Pronk Mark, Lexmond Pascal, Bestebroer Theo, Overmars Ronald J, van Nieuwkoop Stefan, van den Bijllaardt Wouter, Bentvelsen Robbert G, van Rijen Miranda M L, Buiting Anton G M, van Oudheusden Anne J G, Diederen Bram M, Bergmans Anneke M C, van der Eijk Annemiek, Molenkamp Richard, Rambaut Andrew, Timen Aura, Kluytmans Jan A J W, Oude Munnink Bas B, Kluytmans van den Bergh Marjolein F Q, Koopmans Marion P G nov 2020, In: The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 20 , p. 1273-1280 8 p.

The burden of bacteremic and non-bacteremic Gram-negative infections:a prospective multicenter cohort study in a low-resistance country

Deelen J W Timotëus, Rottier Wouter C, van Werkhoven Cornelis H, Woudt Sjoukje H S, Buiting Anton G M, Dorigo-Zetsma J Wendelien, Kluytmans Jan A J W, van der Linden Paul D, Thijsen Steven F T, Vlaminckx Bart J M, Weersink Annemarie J L, Ammerlaan Heidi S M, Bonten Marc J M 5 okt 2020, In: The Journal of Infection. 81 , p. 895-901 7 p.

Association of Staphylococcus aureus Colonization and Pneumonia in the Intensive Care Unit

Paling Fleur P, Hazard Derek, Bonten Marc J M, Goossens Herman, Jafri Hasan S, Malhotra-Kumar Surbhi, Sifakis Frangiscos, Weber Susanne, Kluytmans Jan A J W, 1 sep 2020, In: JAMA network open. 3 , p. 1-12

Detection of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) genes and plasmid replicons in Enterobacteriaceae using PlasmidSPAdes assembly of short-read sequence data

Stohr Joep J J M, Kluytmans-van den Bergh Marjolein F Q, Wedema Ronald, Friedrich Alexander W, Kluytmans Jan A J W, Rossen John W A jul 2020, In: Microbial genomics. 6 , p. 6-12 7 p.

Prevention of severe infectious complications after colorectal surgery using oral non-absorbable antimicrobial prophylaxis:results of a multicenter randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial

Mulder Tessa, Kluytmans-van den Bergh Marjolein, Vlaminckx Bart, Roos Daphne, de Smet Anne Marie, de Vos Tot Nederveen Cappel Robert, Verheijen Paul, Brandt Alexandra, Smits Anke, van der Vorm Eric, Bathoorn Erik, van Etten Boudewijn, Veenemans Jacobien, Weersink Annemarie, Vos Margreet, van 't Veer Nils, Nikolakopoulos Stavros, Bonten Marc, Kluytmans Jan 15 jun 2020, In: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. 9 , p. 1-11

Prevalence and Clinical Presentation of Health Care Workers With Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in 2 Dutch Hospitals During an Early Phase of the Pandemic

Kluytmans-van den Bergh Marjolein F Q, Buiting Anton G M, Pas Suzan D, Bentvelsen Robbert G, van den Bijllaardt Wouter, van Oudheusden Anne J G, van Rijen Miranda M L, Verweij Jaco J, Koopmans Marion P G, Kluytmans Jan A J W 1 mei 2020, In: JAMA network open. 3 , p. 1-8

Development of amoxicillin resistance in Escherichia coli after exposure to remnants of a non-related phagemid-containing E. coli:an exploratory study

Stohr Joep J J M, Kluytmans-van den Bergh Marjolein F Q, Verhulst Carlo J M M, Rossen John W A, Kluytmans Jan A J W 16 mrt 2020, In: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. 9 , p. 1-10

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