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, April 4, 2019 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 by Dr. Jan Lotvall from the University of Gothenberg, Gothenberg, Sweden. The title of his presentation is “Extracellular vesicle subpopulations – beyond exosomes and microvesicles.”

Please use this Webex Link for the call:

Meeting number (access code): 621 003 850
Meeting password: ERCCSeminar

Join by phone:
1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Global call-in numbers

If you have trouble connecting to WebEx for a seminar, you can contact WebEx support.

Past Webinars

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 soon


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

Joel Rozowsky, Yale University
Consortium member
07 February 2019
Video available soon


Extracellular RNAs in populations and disease

Jane Freedman, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Consortium member
03 January 2019


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

Fatah Kashanchi, George Mason University
Guest speaker
06 December 2018


Small RNA-seq of multiple biofluids

Kendall Jensen, Translational Genomics Research Institute
Consortium member
01 November 2018


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

Leonora Balaj, Deparment of Neurosurgery, Massaschusetts General Hospital
Consortium member
04 October 2018


Regulation of immune response in colorectal cancer

Subbaya (Subree) Subramanian, University of Minnesota
Guest speaker
12 July 2018


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


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


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


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