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School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences hosts inaugural meeting of the H2020-funded Consortium Training in Extracellular Vesicles for benefit in Health and Disease

TRAIN-EV brings together leading European researchers studying exosomes and microvesicles (collectively termed extracellular vesicles (EVs)) in health and disease.
Exosomes and microvesicles/ectosomes, collectively termed extracellular vesicles (EV), have attracted much recent interest because of their potential functions, use as disease biomarkers and potential for therapeutic exploitation. Due to their enormous relevance, this relatively new field of research is quickly expanding. However, there are still many gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed to ensure optimal exploitation of EVs from societal and economic benefit.
TRAIN-EV’s main objective is to provide excellent and integrated multi-disciplinary and inter-sectoral training of a critical mass of ESRs of outstanding potential in the academic, clinical, and industry/business components of exploiting EV, while performing novel cutting-edge research to address these gaps and generate new knowledge.
Prof Lorraine O’Driscoll is lead P.I. and Director of TRAIN-EV. TRAIN-EV’s other academic, clinical and industry partners are from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Estonia and Portugal. It is funded by the EU Commission’s H2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN) programme by almost €4 million.

The meeting was held in Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. For further details see: