Exosomes are membrane-bound extracellular vesicles that are produced in the endosomal compartment of most eukaryotic cells. In this session, we have five speakers including three regular talks and two short talks, and will discuss t the roles of exosomes and their applications in vascular diseases. Dr. Robert L. Raffai from University of California, San Francisco, will talk about the function of macrophage exosomes in hematopoiesis and atherosclerosis. Our second speaker, Dr. Yong Song Gho from POSTECH, will introduce the state-of-art exosome research and the recent progress in novel mammalian and bacterial exosome-mimetic technology. The last speaker, Dr. Catherine Martel from Université de Montréal, will give us a talk about circulating extracellular vesicles as a potential prognostic marker of atherosclerosis-related lymphatic dysfunction. In addition, we will have two short talks selected from the abstracts. The first speaker of short talk, Dr. Chulhee Choi from KAIST will talk about novel opto-genetically engineered exosome system. And Dr. Claudio Franco from Instituto de Medicina Molecular, the last speaker of short talk, will present about endothelial tip cell invasive behavior during sprouting angiogenesis.
Engineered Exosomes for Intracellular Biologics: Principles and Application of EXPLOR Technology