Join us for a workshop from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 17, in 5602 Beckman Institute.
Extracellular vesicles (EVs), including both microvesicles and exosomes, represent an important mechanism for cellular communication, yet our understanding of biosynthesis, detection, and delivery of EVs is just starting to emerge. The mission of the Beckman Institute EVIT Working Group is to bring together our university community focused on the investigation of EVs in the context of both disease and health.
Our goal is to introduce innovation into the traditional workflow of isolating and characterizing EVs, which requires synergistic efforts from faculty in multiple disciplines. This workshop will provide the opportunity to learn more about EVs while becoming acquainted with innovative research currently underway at the University of Illinois. All faculty, staff, postdoctoral students, and graduate students are welcome to join us for this half-day workshop.
Registration deadline is Friday, April 10.
8 a.m.: Registration, with coffee, tea, and light breakfast that includes fruit and pastries
8:30 a.m.: Welcome and overview of efforts on campus, Associate Professor Marni Boppart, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and Carle Illinois College of Medicine9 a.m.: Opportunities for Discovery in Cancer and Neuroscience
Theme leaders:Assistant Professor Erik Nelson, Department of Molecular and Integrative PhysiologyProfessor Justin Rhodes, Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychology
9:15 a.m.: Opportunities for Discovery in Imaging and Diagnostics Theme leaders:Professor Stephen Boppart, Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bioengineering, MedicineProfessor Brian Cunningham, Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Medicine
9:30 a.m.: Opportunities for Discovery in Particle Characterization and ManufacturingTheme leaders:Professor Cathy Murphy, Department of ChemistryAssociate Professor Cecilia Leal, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
9:45 a.m.: Break with coffee, tea, and water
10 a.m.: Breakout group discussions
10:45 a.m.: Presentation of findings
11:15 a.m.: Break (collect lunch)
11:30 a.m.: Keynote speech: "ERCC ExRNA Atlas Analysis Reveals Extracellular RNA Cargo Types and Carriers: a prelude to ERCC Stage 2 Emerging Technologies and Community Engagement"Associate Professor Mathew Roth, Baylor College of MedicineCo-Director, Bioinformatics Research Laboratory in the Department of Molecular & Human Genetics
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