Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The New York Academy of Sciences
Presented by the Biochemical Pharmacology Discussion Group
Extracellular vesicles have experienced increasing attention in recent years, as our understanding of the diversity of their function has expanded from simple waste disposal units to critical players in cellular communication. In the brain, exosomes have been shown to convey signals between neurons and glia, influencing synapse biology, and may contribute to disease by modulating spread of alpha-synuclein and tau. This symposium will explore the role of extracellular vesicles in pathological processes underlying neurodegenerative disorders, and the appeal of exosomes as biomarkers and targets for the development of novel therapeutics.
Call for Abstracts
Abstract submissions are invited for a poster session. For complete submission instructions, please send an email to Exosomes2017@nyas.org with the words “Abstract Information” in the subject line. Two abstracts will be selected for short talks at the symposium. The deadline for abstract submission is January 20, 2017.