We are thrilled to announce that Dr Mathias Corteel, a veterinarian specialised in shrimp diseases, has joined IMAQUA’s research team as Senior project manager, after a 4-year stay in the United States where he worked for BASF animal nutrition.
“Joining IMAQUA is like coming home,” says Mathias Corteel. “Managing director of IMAQUA, João Lima and I did our Ph.D.’s together and we were a good team back then. I admire what João and the IMAQUA team have already achieved in only 5 years, and look forward very much to contributing to the further development of the company!”
Dr. Mathias Corteel obtained his degree in veterinary medicine in 2005, specializing in research and aquaculture. Since then, he has been hooked on research into diseases of shrimp and fish, first during his Ph.D. at the faculty of veterinary medicine, Ghent University, later working for INVE Aquaculture. Most of his research has focused on the pathogenesis of White Spot Syndrome Virus, namely how the virus gains entry to its hosts and what measures can be taken to control infection and disease. He (co)authored 12 publications, 2 book chapters and several trade magazine articles.