Biotalk: Environmental and clinical Klebsiella pneumoniae: two sides of the same coin

Friday, July 29, 2022 - 14:15

Please join us on the 29th of July 2022 starting at 14:15. No need to register - just click here:

Jaqueline Rocha is our guest speaker.

Klebsiella pneumoniae are ubiquitous bacteria and recognized multidrug-resistant opportunistic pathogens that can be released into the environment, mainly through sewage, where they can survive even after wastewater treatment. A major question is if once released into wastewater, the selection of lineages missing clinically-relevant traits may occur. The use of comparative genomics and phenotypic characterization may contribute to elucidate about the risks of these bacteria thriving in the environment.