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Exosomes: Principles, Methods and Applications

Taught by leaders in the field, this 4-day class provides students with an exciting, up-to-date introduction to the field of exosomes, microvesicles, and other extracellular vesicles (EVs). Lectures cover our current understanding of the biochemistry, molecular, and cell biology of EV biogenesis and uptake, the functions and analysis of EV RNAs, and the latest approaches to purifying and analyzing exosomes and other EVs. These lectures are interwoven with hands-on laboratory instruction in which participants use well-validated protocols, reagents and kits from major manufacturers to purify exosomes and interrogate their protein and RNA content. Participants will leave the class with the conceptual framework and practical know-how necessary to explore the contribution of exosomes and other EVs to whatever biological question they are investigating.

The following link will take you to “Exosomes: Principles, Methods and Applications” workshop.

  • Dates: November 7-10, 2022

  • Registration: Here


Course Directors:

Fatah Kashanchi (George Mason University) and Stephen J. Gould (Johns Hopkins University)

About ASEMV 

Formed in 2011, the ASEMV is a US-based yet international community of scientists who work on exosomes, other extracellular vesicles (EVs) (e.g. microvesicles, apoptotic bodies, virus-like particles, enveloped viruses, and bacterial outer membrane vesicles), and secreted large protein complexes (e.g. exomeres and supermeres).


  • ASEMV exists to promote the work of US and international exosome/EV scientists by providing a forum for scientific presentations and opportunities to gather, share their findings, and discuss the latest advances and controversies in the field.
  • ASEMV welcomes members from across the globe and is particularly dedicated to supporting the career development of students, post-docs, and other junior scientists.
  • ASEMV embraces the call by the US National Institutes of Health to “enhance the participation of individuals from groups identified as underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences” (https://diversity.nih.gov/).
  • While we encompass the entire field, ASEMV acknowledges biochemistry and cell biology as the foundations of all biology and medicine and is therefore a particular home for researchers investigating the molecular mechanisms that mediate the biogenesis, engineering, and intercellular signaling of exosomes and other EVs.