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.

Upcoming Webinars

ERCC webinar by Ryan Flynn

Note the date change to Jan 13th due to the New Year holiday.

You are invited to join the ERCC Webinar Series on Thursday, Januaary 13th, 2022 at 10 am Pacific, 12 noon Central, 1 pm Eastern time for a live, online research presentation. No registration is necessary.

This month Ryan Flynn from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University will discuss his finding of glycoRNAs, “Small RNAs modified with N-glycans on the surface of living cells.”

Related paper: Cell (2021) 184: 3109-3124.

Please use this Webex link to attend the webinar:

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

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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.

ERCC webinar by Michael Segel

Harnessing endogenous retroviral-like proteins for RNA delivery

Michael Segel, Zhang lab, MIT
Guest speaker
November 4th, 2021
Related paper: Science (2021) 373: 882–889



ERCC webinar by Juan Pablo Tosar

DIE HARD: non-vesicular exRNA metabolism

Juan Pablo Tosar, University of the Republic of Uruguay & Pasteur Institute of Montevideo
Consortium member
September 2nd, 2021



July 2021 ERCC webinar by Steven Jay

Tackling challenges of extracellular vesicle-based therapeutic development

Steven M. Jay, University of Maryland College Park
Guest speaker
July 1st, 2021



June 2021 ERCC webinar by Yizhou Dong

Nanomaterials and RNA engineering for mRNA therapeutics, genome editing, and cell therapy

Yizhou Dong, The Ohio State University
Guest speaker
June 3rd, 2021



The Human Biofluid RNA Atlas

Pieter Mestdagh, University of Ghent and Cancer Research Institute Ghent (CRIG)
Guest speaker
April 1st, 2021



ERCC webinar by Gustavo Stolovitsky

Can we use a crowdsourcing challenge to benchmark exRNA transcriptomics analyses?

Gustavo Stolovitzky, Chair, IBM Exploratory Life Sciences Program
Guest speaker
February 4th, 2021



Cell entry and molecular target of placental small EVs

Yingshi Ouyang, Magee‐Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Guest speaker
December 3rd, 2020
Video not available.


Arthropod Exosomes: one target at multiple crossroads of vector-borne diseases

Hameeda Sultana, Center for Molecular Medicine, Old Dominion University
Guest speaker
November 5th, 2020
Video not available.


ERCC webinar by Fatah Kashanchi

Extracellular vesicles and RNAs from virally infected cells

Fatah Kashanchi, George Mason University
Guest speaker
September 3rd, 2020
Video available after manuscript publication.


Nanoplasmonic sensing technologies for EV analysis

Hyungsoon Im, Center for Systems Biology, Mass General & Harvard Med
Guest speaker
July 9th, 2020
Video not available.


Problems Inside and Out: Viral-Like Impacts of Glioma Extracellular Vesicles on Normal Brain Cells

Michael Graner, Department of Neurosurgery, U Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Guest speaker
June 4th, 2020



Presymptomatic increase of an extracellular RNA in blood plasma associates with the development of Alzheimer’s disease

Sheng Zhong, UC San Diego Department of Bioengineering
Guest speaker
May 7th, 2020



Mechanisms of extracellular vesicle formation

Veronika Kralj-Iglic, Laboratory of Clinical Biophysics, University of Ljubljana
Guest speaker
March 5th, 2020
Video not yet available.


Engineered exosomes for neuronal delivery

Anastasia Khvorova, RNA Therapeutics Institute, U Mass Med
Consortium member
February 6th, 2020



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 not available.


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



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



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