Extracellular vesicles

I’m here at ISEV2023 in Seattle.

It’s an international conference on extracellular vesicles (EV).

Perhaps due to its establishment less than 10 years ago, the momentum is incredible. Whenever I sit at a table during lunch or breaks, someone always comes up and asks what research I’m doing. Since it’s a relatively new field, everyone shares common concerns, which makes it interesting. Even the distinguished professors who are usually cited in EV papers are approachable and friendly. I’ve never experienced this kind of atmosphere at international clinical conferences, so it feels refreshing. Collaborative research discussions even progress on the spot, and Zoom meetings are scheduled. While being overwhelmed by the energy, I also felt the desire to survive in this world.

I feel frustrated by my lack of knowledge, but I realized that absorbing knowledge can be done through papers. The priority of conferences is the exchange with researchers from all over the world, or so it seems. I wonder if the way we engage with conferences changes depending on the generation… I want to enjoy this privilege of being able to discuss common academic topics and savor it a little longer.

Photo with the developers of Exodus

He (Mr. Liu) developed this system and published its details in Nature Medicine.

He has now left his research position and started his own company.

Exosome detection via the ultrafast-isolation system: EXODUS - Nature Methods
EXODUS is a high-speed isolation method for the enrichment of exosome from biological fluids with high purity and yield.