Jakko van Ingen is a clinical microbiologist, specializing in mycobacteriology. He is the head of the mycobacteriology laboratory at the department of Medical Microbiology at Radboud University Medical Center and an international consultant on treatment of mycobacterial disease. In 2009, he was awarded a PhD with honors at Radboud University Nijmegen for his thesis "Nontuberculous mycobacteria; from gene sequences to clinical relevance".
His current research focuses on designing new antibiotic treatment regimens for nontuberculous mycobacterial disease. He has built a preclinical development track of minimum inhibitory concentration measurements, synergy tests, time-kill kinetic assays and ultimately a hollwo fiber pharmacodynamic model to simulate infection and treatment.
Jakko van Ingen has authored >120 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and 10 book chapters on mycobacterial disease and is a member of several international diagnosis and treatment guideline committees.