NIH Research Festival
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-micron biological particles, especially sub-100nm exosomes, poses both substantial technical challenges and opportunities for innovation. The Extracellular Vesicle Interest Group (EVIG) SIG aims to promote collaboration and knowledge-sharing among NIH scientists studying EVs, with the goal of accelerating the advancement of the study of EVs in the NIH community and more broadly. The EVIG meets approximately once each 3-6 moths, for meetings that feature exosomes, microvesicles, and other extracellular vesicles, including the methodologies and approaches used to address specific biological hypotheses about EVs. The EVIG quarterly meetings, as well as a listerv, EVIG-L, provides a forum for sharing best practices (protocols and standards), and for the mentoring and professional development of trainees interested in EV-related studies.
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