The ERCC webinar series provides researchers studying extracellular RNA and extracellular vesicles the opportunity to present their latest work to a diverse audience. Webinars occur on the first Thursday of each month (except August) at 10 am Pacific / 12 noon Central / 1 pm Eastern time. Exceptions to the regular schedule will be announced here ahead of time.

Next Webinar

You are invited to join the ERCC Webinar Series on Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at 10 am Pacific, 12 noon Central, 1 pm Eastern time for a live, online research presentation. No registration is necessary.

This month’s presentation will be from Veronika Kralj-Iglic from the Laboratory of Clinical Biophysics at the University of Ljubljana.

The title of her presentation is “Mechanisms of extracellular vesicle formation.”

Please use this Webex link to attend:

Meeting number (access code): 620 837 429
Meeting password: ERCCSeminar

Join by phone:
1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
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If you have trouble connecting to WebEx, you can contact WebEx support.

Past Webinars

YoutubeYou can find previous webinar videos on the ERCC Youtube channel. All webinars, including those where video was not recorded or has not yet been released, are listed below.

Defining the relationship between exosome composition and function

Anastasia Khvorova, RNA Therapeutics Institute, U Mass Med
Consortium member
6 February 2020
Video available soon.


Extracellular vesicles for cancer diagnosis and therapeutics

Siyang Zheng, Carnegie Mellon
Guest Speaker
5 December 2019



Isolation, tissue-specific RNA markers, and early cancer detection studies in circulating extracellular vesicles from prostate and liver cancer patients

Gustavo A. Stolovitzky, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Guest Speaker
7 November 2019




exRNA Atlas and deconvolution tools at the transition from ERCC1 to ERCC2

Emily LaPlante, Baylor College of Medicine, ERCC DMRR
Consortium Member
5 September 2019
A related paper was published in the collection of ERCC1 papers at Cell Press.
Video available soon.


Transfer of Functional Cargo in Exomeres

Dr. Qin Zhang, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Consortium Member
11 July 2019
A related paper was published in the collection of ERCC1 papers at Cell Press.
Video not available.


Improving experimental design to reveal EV functions: reprogramming gene expression in glioma and beyond

Dr. Anna Krichevsky, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center & HMS Initiative for RNA Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Consortium Member
06 June 2019
Video not available.


Extracellular vesicle subpopulations – beyond exosomes and microvesicles

Dr. Jan Lotvall, University of Gothenberg
Guest Speaker
04 April 2019



Miniaturized sensor systems for high-throughput EV analyses

Hakho Lee, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School Center for Systems Biology
Guest Speaker
07 March 2019
Video available after manuscript publication.


The extracellular RNA-Seq processing pipeline of the ERCC and related tools

Joel Rozowsky, Yale University
Consortium member
07 February 2019



Extracellular RNAs in populations and disease

Jane Freedman, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Consortium member
03 January 2019
Video not available.


Infection and EVs: How an infected cell utilizes EVs to survive

Fatah Kashanchi, George Mason University
Guest speaker
06 December 2018
Video not available.


Small RNA-seq of multiple biofluids

Kendall Jensen, Translational Genomics Research Institute
Consortium member
01 November 2018
Video not available.


Blood-based assays for the diagnosis and stratification of glioma patients

Leonora Balaj, Deparment of Neurosurgery, Massaschusetts General Hospital
Consortium member
04 October 2018
Video not available.


Regulation of immune response in colorectal cancer

Subbaya (Subree) Subramanian, University of Minnesota
Guest speaker
12 July 2018
Video not available.


Comparison of exRNA isolation methods reveals that biofluids contain multiple distinct exRNA compartments

Srimeenakshi Srinivasan, UC San Diego Department of Reproductive Medicine
Consortium member
07 June 2018



Circulating miRNAs and risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Mike Silverman, Das lab, Massachusetts General Hospital
Consortium member
10 May 2018
Video available after manuscript publication.


Arthropod exosomes as slingshots for transmission of tick and mosquito-borne flaviviruses

Hameeda Sultana, Old Dominion University
Guest speaker
05 April 2018



Salivary exRNA and a new horizon in dental, oral and craniofacial biology

David Wong, UCLA
Consortium member
01 March 2018



EVs as messengers of inflammation in HIV infection and cigarette use

Ken Witwer, Johns Hopkins
Guest speaker
01 February 2018



Exosomes and exRNA: Modulating cellular transcriptome and regeneration

Susmita Sahoo, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY
Guest speaker
04 January 2018



Robust biomarker selection from RT-qPCR data using statistical consensus criteria

Jack Wiedrick, Oregon Health & Science University
Consortium member
07 December 2017



KRAS-dependent sorting of miRNA into exosomes

James Patton, Vanderbilt
Consortium member
05 October 2017



Aging affects extracellular RNA and extracellular vesicles

Nikki Noren Hooten, National Institute on Aging
Guest speaker
07 September 2017
See this related blog post.



Extracellular RNA and vesicles in allergic lung inflammation

Heather Pua, Ansel lab, UCSF
Consortium member
04 May 2017



MicroRNAs in cerebral spinal fluid as biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease

Julie Saugstad, Oregon Health Sciences University
Consortium member
02 March 2017
Video not available.


Automated isolation and deep-sequencing characterization of nucleic acids from cell-free biofluids for clinical analysis

Tom Tuschl, Rockefeller University
Consortium member
02 February 2017



Loading cancer drones: the regulation of exosomal non-coding RNA content by p53

George Calin, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Consortium member
01 December 2016
Video available after manuscript publication.


The distinct traits and functions of exosomes and microvesicles

Marc Antonyak, Cornell
Guest speaker
27 October 2016



Cancer-host crosstalk through endogenous and exogenous extracellular miRNA

Emily Wang, UCSD
Guest speaker
01 Sept 2016



Extracellular oncogenes as biological effectors and biomarkers

Janusz Rak, McGill University
Guest speaker
30 June 2016



Overview of the first public release of the exRNA Atlas

Sai Lakshmi Subramanian, Baylor College of Medicine
Consortium member
04 February 2016



Understanding and using small RNA-seq

David Galas, Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute
Consortium member
03 December 2015