About the Workshop
Bacteria commonly release nanometer scale proteo-liposomes called bacterial membrane vesicles (BMVs). BMVs have versatile functions in bacteria-host interactions by serving as structurally stable vehicles carrying virulence factors, antigens, immunomodulatory molecules, and signals for communication. Recent advances suggest implications for unique immunological and physiological properties of BMVs, as well as a novel mechanism behind the production of BMVs. Of note, the biologically active BMVs would be applicable for therapeutic uses such as vaccines and adjuvants against a wide range of infectious diseases and the related diseases. New generations of semisynthetic BMVs are also emerging by innovative bioengineering technology.
The aim of this EMBO Workshop, which covers current topics in BMV science, is to deepen our understanding about the biogenesis, functions, and medical applications of BMVs. The cutting-edge research and technology will be discussed and reviewed by excellent invited and selected speakers of various fields and nationalities. This EMBO Workshop will require all the participants to contribute in the planning and performance of round table discussions on selected topics and concepts regarding BMVs. It should encourage and promote international/interdisciplinary collaborations and networking to the benefit of BMV science among a wide range of researchers from academic, medical and healthcare sectors.
Please note the new dates of the EMBO Workshop are the 23-26th November 2021. It will be a four-day event.
This EMBO Workshop was made possible by funding provided by The Company of Biologists.
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Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.