Extracellular Vesicles in Neurodegenerative Diseases (EViND)

Mon 13 May 2024 8:30am5:30pm


Queensland Brain Institute, Building 79, UQ
Level 7 auditorium and terrace

About the EViND Symposium:

The Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research (CJCADR) within the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) is proud to have recently marked 10 years of focused dementia research. As part of our celebrations, this CJCADR symposium aims to underscore the significance of research on extracellular vesicles (EVs) in the context of neurodegenerative diseases and broader brain functions. EVs are involved in intercellular communication by transporting and delivering cargoes such as proteins and nucleic acids that contribute to cellular homeostasis. All types of cells produce EVs, which can be detected in a variety of body fluids such as urine, saliva, blood, or cerebrospinal fluid. Notably, EVs derived from diseased cells can also transport pathological cargoes, contributing to conditions such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. The EViND symposium will discuss the role of EVs in the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Prion disease.

The event will kick off with a presentation by Professor Tsuneya Ikezu from the Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic Florida, setting the stage for an insightful discourse. Joining us are distinguished international speakers hailing from the United States and the United Kingdom, and complemented by leading Australian experts in the field of EV research.

Invited Speakers:

Tsuneya Ikezu – Department of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic Florida, USA
Andrew Hill – Institute for Health & Sport, Victoria University
Kenneth Witwer – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
Jason Howitt – Swinburne University, Australia
Carlos Salomon – UQ Centre for Clinical Research, The University of Queensland
Joy Wolfram – AIBN The University of Queensland 
Yu-Su Chen – Malvern Panalytical, United Kingdom
Lesley Cheng – LIMS La Trobe University, Australia
Riccardo Natoli – Australian National University, Australia
Juan Carlos Polanco – CJCADR QBI The University of Queensland
Venue: Queensland Brain Institute, UQ
Rooms: Level 7 Auditorium (talks), Level 7 Seminar Room (sponsors), and Level 7 Terrace (catering)
Date: Monday, 13 May 2024
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Registration is essential for catering purposes, as we have limited seating available.
The Organising Committee:
CJCADR Organising Committee (Juan Carlos Polanco - EViND Lead Organiser; Alison Carlisle, Andrew Sarman, Keisha Jade Roffey, Natasha Meredith, Godfrey Nkajja, Liyu Chen, Liviu Bodea, Esteban Cruz, Haoyue Xi, Bradley Connor and Rebecca Bibby). UQ Centre for Extracellular Vesicle Nanomedicine (Carlos Salomon and Joy Wolfram).
Event Enquiries:
Juan Carlos Polanco, j.polanco@uq.edu.au

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