COVID-19 reduces the number of scientific meetings, shall we meet virtually?   Leave a comment

Not a single blogpost since 2015. Shame on me. BUT, now it is time to come alive again. The focus of this blog will be on Extracellular Vesicles (EV: exosomes, microvesicles and beyond). Just recently, a lecture of mine on the topic of EV diversity was posted on youtube, and you can see it here:

There is so much to discuss around extracellular vesicle research right now. We are starting to understand their diversity, even if they come from a single cell, and there are likely to be many subpopulations of vesicles released from cells by different mechanisms, and with different biological function. EV are also becoming important clinically, with a lot of biomarker discovery being presented, and clinical medicines being developed soon to be tested in patients.

What is exceptionally important is that we maintain communicating within the scientific community. I was invited to the AACR meeting in San Diego in April to give an educational lecture. Now the meeting is “postponed” (www.aacr.org). Further, an ISEV.ORG workshop coming up very soon in Paris is postponed. I just think we should meet and talk, and if travel and other factors prevents us to meet face-to-face, let’s just meet on the internet.

I will soon set up my youtube channel, where I will discuss EVs in general, but hopefully also interview people about their science and development of EV research. Stay tuned!

 

 

 

Posted March 11, 2020 by Jan Lötvall in Uncategorized

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