Gijs van den Brink: Tackling chronic inflammatory bowel disease
Tackling chronic inflammatory bowel disease
Towards a better treatment
In the Netherlands a thousand people per year get Crohn’s disease. It’s a chronic and painful inflammation of the intestines. Gijs van den Brink, gastrointestinal physician at the Academic Medical Centre, looks for ways to slow down this incurable disease. An effective treatment would be a crown on his work.
Gijs van den Brink
The research carried out by Gijs van den Brink (1970) lies at the interface of developmental biology and medicine.
He has developed his own research line in which he studies the role of morphogenes in the development of the epithelium of the gastrointestinal tract. His research focuses on signals that monitor the balance between stem cells and specialised cells in adults. He has received a starting grant for his research from the European Research Council.
Produced by Fast Facts
With the support of The Young Academy and Gijs van den Brink
Thanks to Iris Koopmans, The Young Academy Office, Academic Medical Centre (AMC), Department of Gastroenterology, Research Group Experimental Gastroenterology
Made by: Moira van Dijk 2012
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Camera & editing: Wouter Boes
Music: Daan van West
Graphic design: SproetS