Conference: Small New World 2.0

Laura presenting her poster

On September 4 and 5 we attended a conference on Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) at the Medical University of Graz. This conference was a joint meeting of the Austrian, Hungarian, Slovenian en Serbian societies/networks for EVs. Our research group is completely new to the field of EVs and our main goal was to learn as much as possible about methods and novel approaches. PhD student Laura presented a poster on her first approach in understanding the differences between EVs produced by infected versus uninfected cells. We definetly learned a lot and made good connections with the EV community. Currently, most methods target EVs produced by mammalian cells, which unfortunately does not always work for our amoeba cells. So we definitely need to become creative and setup novel protocols for working with our favorite model system.