We are pleased to invite You to a one-day symposium on Extracellular Vesicles, taking place in Tartu, Estonia on 28th of November 2017.

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are described as very tiny bags. Their size range from a few nanometers to micrometers. Recently EVs are catching a lot of interest in the scientific community due to their potential role in the intercellular communications. It seems cells release EVs to the extracellular environment during health and disease. EVs have been proposed to participate in many physiological functions through the body. They seem to be present in every body fluid and potentially can act as biomarkers.

The aim of the current one day symposium is to attract the attention of the scientists and the researchers to the importance of EVs research and the role of this emerging field in physiology and medicine. We have invited a number of prominent scientists that are leaders in EV field to speak about their experiences in this symposium. We invite you to submit abstracts of your EV related research to be included in the program.

Confirmed speakers:

Bernd Giebel, Institute for Transfusion Medicine, University Hospital Essen, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Stuart Hunt, School of Clinical Dentistry, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

Victoria James, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Reet Kurg, Institute of Technology, University of Tartu, Estonia

Imre Mäger, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Helena Sork, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Research Center

Artjom Stepanjuk, Chair of Cell Biology, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Tartu, Estonia

Stoyan Tankov, Department of Pathophysiology, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, University of Tartu, Estonia

María Yáñez-Mó,  Department of Cell Biology and Immunology, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, Spain