Valencia.- Cells secrete continuously membrane vesicles to the extracellular space. These extracellular vesicles (EVs) are called exosomes, microvesicles and apoptotic bodies based on their origin and size. EV protein composition is characteristic, and due to their typical surface proteins, they can be recognized by different acceptor cells, uptaken and release their content into the target cell.
In this course we intend to bring the study of extracellular vesicles to the audience, making them familiar with their purification procedures, composition and characterization. We also will discuss their clinical applications in diagnosis and monitoring of diseases, their usefulness as vehicles for specific and selective treatments, as well as for vaccination.
Date: June 26 th to 28th, 2019
1) Provide students, clinicians, academics and researchers with updated knowledge on extracellular vesicles.
2) Analyze the role of extracellular vesicles in health and disease as well as their applications in biomedicine.
3) Encourage interactions among researchers and clinicians.
Registration is open.