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

June 2022 ERCC webinar by Sanjay Tyagi

You are invited to join the ERCC Webinar Series on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 at 10 am Pacific, 12 noon Central, 1 pm Eastern time for a live, online research presentation. No registration is necessary.

The June ERCC webinar will be by Dr. Sanjay Tyagi, Professor of Medicine at the Rutgers Public Health Research Institute, who will discuss “Molecular beacons to visualize mRNA traffic and dynamics in live cells.” Please join us!

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July 2022 ERCC webinar by Setty Magaña

The July ERCC webinar (Thursday July 7th, 1pm ET) will be by Setty Magaña, co-director of the Neuroimmunology Program at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She will discuss the role of extracellular vesicles and their cargo in autoimmunity in the central nervous system.

Past Webinars

YoutubeYou can find previous webinar videos on the ERCC Youtube channel. All webinars since 2021, including those where video was not recorded or has not yet been released, are listed below. Webinars held before 2021 are archived here.

May 2022 ERCC webinar by Alissa Weaver

Biogenesis of RNA-containing EVs at ER membrane contact sites

Alissa Weaver, Vanderbilt University
Consortium member
May 5th, 2022



April 2022 ERCC webinar by Nigel Davies and Marianna Yanez Arteta

Functionalized lipid nanoparticles for subcutaneous administration of mRNA and their characterization using Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS)

Nigel Davies & Marianna Yanez Arteta, AstraZeneca
Guest speakers
April 7th, 2022
Related paper: Mol Ther Nucleic Acids (2021) 24: 369-384

Video not available.


March 2022 ERCC webinar by Dimitris Lagos

Non-coding RNA in COVID-19

Dimitris Lagos, University of York
Guest speaker
March 3rd, 2022



ERCC webinar by Ryan Flynn

Small RNAs modified with N-glycans on the surface of living cells

Ryan Flynn, Boston Children’s Hospital & Harvard
Guest speaker
January 13th, 2022
Related paper: Cell (2021) 184: 3109-3124



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



Past Webinars (2015-2020)

Webinars held before 2021 are archived here.