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.
The Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at Monash University has published the first content for npj Regenerative Medicine this week. The online publication is a joint partnership between Monash and Springer Nature.
Melbourne scientists have found the first direct evidence for a speculated stem-cell based mechanism of muscle repair, in work that could lead to longer, healthier lives for the elderly and muscular dystrophy sufferers.
Mikaël Martino's research paper, “Inhibition of IL-1R1/MyD88 signalling promotes mesenchymal stem cell-driven tissue regeneration,” discusses how the innate immune system modulates the regeneration process, focusing, in particular, on injury to bone tissue.