Production and Function of EVs in Infectious Disease

 

March 23, 2023

The David Lopatie Conference Centre

 

Organizers:

 

  • Neta Regev-Rudzki

    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Jeff Schorey

    University of Notre Dame

During the course of an infection, extracellular vesicles (EVs) can disseminate pathogen molecules, which can serve as a source of antigens for an acquired immune response or as agonists of innate immune receptors to promote host defense and immunity. These molecules  that include proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates can be incorporation into vesicles that are created and shed by host cells or directly from the pathogen. Involvement of EVs in the induction of immunity and host defense and immune evasion is widespread among many pathogens including viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Thus, EVs play a major role in pathogenesis of an infection and provide exciting potential for the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. In this one day symposium you will hear of cutting edge research that expands our understanding of EVs in host-pathogen interaction. Commonalities and differences between pathogens in the context of EV production and function will be highlighted during the meeting.

 

Meeting Aims:

  • Convey the importance of EVs in the host response to a microbial infection
  • Contrast and compare the microbial and host content present in EVs following infections with a diverse set of pathogens
  • Highlight the potential use of EVs in therapeutics against infectious diseases; including vaccines, diagnostics and drug delivery
  • Network with other scientists who share an interest in EVs and pathogen biology

 

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Deadline for registration
TBA
Deadline for abstract submission
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Organizing committee

  • Neta Regev-Rudzki
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Carmit Levy
    Tel Aviv University
  • Yael Heifetz
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Tomer Cooks
    Ben Gurion University of the Negev

Coordinator & Accessibility Issues

Talia Suissa
talia.suissa@weizmann.ac.il

Speakers