First announcement: Conference on Exosomes and Microvesicles, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, October 15-17, 2011

(Nanowerk News) The organizing committee under the chairmanship of Professor Douglas Taylor are pleased to announce a Conference & Exhibition on exosomes and microvesicles to be held from the 15th to 17th October at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, Florida.
This exciting conference is designed to bring together researchers in the rapidly growing field of exosomes and microvesicles. Attendees are encouraged to come to Florida in October to share their latest research with colleagues in this exploding field.
The scientific organizing committee under the chairmanship of Professor Douglas Taylor of the University of Louisville is seeking papers covering a range of topics:
  • Basic cell biology/biochemistry of vesicle biogenesis
  • Vesicle purification/characterization/analysis/composition
  • Use of vesicles in clinical applications
  • Vesicle functions in normal physiological processes
  • Role of vesicles in human disease
  • Recent developments and remaining challenges
  • Commenting on the meeting, Professor Taylor said "New analysis techniques are emerging which cast doubts upon some of the old definitions that we use. They also show that the standard preparation methods do not result in pure exosomes, but a mixture of exosomes and microvesicles, which the current dogma tells us should have very different properties. The conference is sure to be the venue for some exciting and heated debates."
    Researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts for both oral and poster contributions via the conference web site. The submission deadline is 15thAugust, 2011.
    Source: University of Louisville