On February, 24th, 9-12 am (CET), the LOEWE research cluster DIFFUSIBLE SIGNALS invites you to a virtual mini-symposium on the topic of extracellular vesicles. Three renowned international EV researchers have been recruited as speakers: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maria Kaparakis-Liaskos (La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia), Prof. Dr. Yong Song Gho (University of Science and Technology, Pohang, South Korea) and Dr. Rienk Nieuwland (Amsterdam, University Medical Centers, The Netherlands).
Research on extracellular vesicles (EVs) and their bacterial counterparts, the OMVs (outer membrane vesicles), receive growing interest: The scientists of the LOEWE research cluster DIFFUSIBLE SIGNALS are also conducting research on this topic in several subprojects.
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are lipid bilayer-delimited particles that are naturally released by almost all cell types and that have a cell type-specific surface and cargo. They represent a key interaction opportunity between bacteria and host cells and can have an influence on the course of infections and inflammations. This makes EVs suitable both as biomarkers for diagnosis and for therapeutic purposes for the treatment of a wide range of diseases.