Extracellular Vesicle Interest Group
Human plasma contains an abundance of circulating extracellular vesicles (EVs) that regulate biological processes and contribute to the pathogenesis of diseases. EVs are promising candidates for development as therapeutic and diagnostic targets. The study of sub-micrometer biological particles, especially sub–100 nanometer exosomes, poses substantial technical challenges as well as opportunities for innovation. The EVIG aims to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing among NIH scientists who are studying EVs, with the goal of accelerating the advancement of the study of EVs in the NIH community and more broadly.
The EVIG will meet quarterly, with the first meeting scheduled for September. Meetings will feature talks related to exosomes, microvesicles, and other EVs, as well the methodologies and approaches used to address biological hypotheses about EVs. The meetings, as well as a LISTSERV (EVIG-L), will provide a forum for sharing best practices (protocols and standards) and for the mentoring and professional development of trainees who are interested in EV-related studies. To join the LISTSERV, visit https://list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa.exe?SUBED1=EVIG-L&A=1 or contact Jennifer Jones, Jennifer.Jones2@nih.gov.
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