Extracellular vesicles in health and disease: A Brazil-UK cross-disciplinary workshop

Many thanks for your interest in this Workshop, which is generously supported by the British Council, CNPq and CONFAP /FAPESP.

It has recently emerged that extracellular vesicles (EVs) are key regulators of intercellular communication. This new understanding has begun to have a major impact on the way in which we understand various biological systems in both health and disease. One area that has thus far been under-explored is the role played by extracellular vesicles in the life cycle of various neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

This workshop aims to bring together researchers in the EV field and the NTD field to explore the potential for multi-disciplinary collaborative research in these areas. It is not necessary for applicants to the workshop to work in BOTH fields. If you are an early career researcher (within 10 years of obtaining your PhD) based in the UK working on either NTDs or EVs then you are welcome to apply. We have 17 places for UK-based researchers and 17 places for Brazil-based researchers.

Key Details

Dates and venue: May 16-20, 2016 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
UK coordinator: Dr. Dave Carter
Brazil coordinator: Dr Emmanuel Dias-Neto

Application deadline: 19th February 2016

Newton Fund, through the British Council, will cover the costs related to the participation to the workshop, including: travel (both international and local), accommodation and meals. Costs for the visa will be covered; however participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements. Participants must have travel and medical insurance.

For more information see About or email the organisers Dr Dave Carter and Dr Emmanuel Dias-Neto

To apply please first read all the information in About and then fill out the application form which can be found here.