After completing a Masters Degree at Utrecht University, Wouter came to Australia in 2011 toundertake his PhD after being awarded an Endeavour Europe award. The award gave him the opportunity to study in the lab of Peter Currie, who was recently appointed as Director of ARMI.
Like most organs, our gut is made out of many different cell types. In a normal state, these cells work together to enable normal gut function. However, the gut can be subjected to a variety of diseases that can damage our intestine and its function.
Although they are small in stature, measuring between 2.5cm to 4cm, the tropical fish native to South East Asia are making important contributions to scientific research, particularly the field of regenerative medicine.