Here you will find links to online seminars and classes on exRNA and extracellular vesicle research. See also the ERCC Webinars page for videos from past webinars.

Upcoming Seminars

Rescheduled: Friday April 3rd 2020, 12pm EDT (GMT-4)

Johns Hopkins Extracellular Vesicle Club

“The LC3-conjugation machinery specifies the loading of RNA-binding proteins into extracellular vesicles”
Tom Driedonks, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
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Past Seminars

Thursday April 2nd 2020, 3am EDT (GMT-4)

In vivo characterisation of endogenous cardiovascular extracellular vesicles in larval and adult zebrafish
Rebecca Richardson and Aaron Scott, University of Bristol
Join via Zoom:
Hosts: Carolina Soekmadji, QIMR Berghofer Brisbane
& Jan Lötvall, University of Gothenburg


Wednesday April 1st 2020 6-8am EDT (GMT-4)

VES4US Seminar Series on EVs: Plant crystals

Cornelia M. Keck, Philipps University, Marburg
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Tuesday March 31st 2020, 3pm EDT (GMT-4)

Circulating miRNA signature predicts health risks associated with cancer and spaceflight

Afshin Beheshti, NASA Ames Research Center
Join via StarLeaf:
Host: Frank Slack, Director, Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine (@IRMDirector)


Monday, March 30th 2020, 6pm EDT (GMT-4)

Extracellular Vesicles in cancer progression and cross-species communication

Suresh Mathivanan, La Trobe University
Join via Zoom:


Extracellular RNA Communication: Mechanisms, Biomarkers, and Therapies

Roger Alexander, PNRI
Consortium member
2017 meeting of the RNA Society of North Carolina: RNA Tool and Target
20 October 2017


Extracellular vesicles released by glioblastoma cells: saboteurs, biomarkers and therapeutics

Xandra Breakefield, Massachusetts General Hospital
Consortium member
NIH Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS)
10 May 2017

See the related blog post by Blair Ilsley from UC Denver.



Basics of Extracellular Vesicles course logo

Basics of Extracellular Vesicles

Instructor: Cecilia Lasser

Presented by Coursera and the UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education, this course aims to provide basic knowledge about extracellular vesicles (EV), including exosomes, microvesicles, microparticles, ectosomes, oncosomes, prostasomes, and many others. It covers areas such as EV history, nomenclature, biogenesis, and EV cargo, as well as release and uptake mechanisms, collection and processing prior to isolation, isolation methods, and characterization and quantification techniques.