Dear colleagues and friends,
Welcome to the website of the Italian Society of Extracellular Vesicles (EVIta). No doubt, the interest in extracellular vesicles (EVs), which covers multiple aspects of life sciences, has been growing rapidly. Consequently, the need has emerged to found a national society with the aim to support EV research and scientific interactions between the different research fields. EVIta by promoting cross-fertilization of knowledge and creation of networks is committed to become a landmark for the Italian EV community.
The upcoming objective of the society is to organize the first Italian Symposium on Extracellular Vesicles in Palermo, an opportunity to meet each other in person. This is going to be though only the start of work that will result in support, travel grants and awards for young researchers and will promote dissemination activities as well interactions with the national and international societies.
I am confident that the scientific research on EVs will bring new knowledge, technologies and diagnostic tools as well novel therapeutic prospects in the near future. At the same time, many challenges await us, such as the characterization of EV at the single vesicle level, development of enrichment techniques for their clinical applications, better definition of doses and their administration, just to mention a few.
I am sure that the contribution of Italian researchers will be of great value. I wish you all the best in your work.
President of EVIta
EVIta MOVE HOSTING LAB
The Extracellular Vesicle societies across Europe have got together to form MOVE (MObility for Vesicles research in Europe) and their first project is to give early stage scientists the opportunity to work in a lab in a different European country.
The purpose of the MOVE European Mobility Fellowship is to foster collaboration between the members of different European EV Societies and Networks.
The Fellowship will enable Early Career Researchers (the applicants) to travel to another lab in Europe (the hosts) to develop both their technical skills and enlarge their own professional networks.
The Fellowship is intended for technicians, PhD students and early-stage postdoctoral researchers (≤ five years, excluding career breaks). There may be some exceptions, for example, suitable applications from master’s students. This will be at the discretion of the national society Panel.
As a prerequisite, applicants will need to be members of their national EV society or network and the head of the hosting lab will be a current member of their national EV society or network in that host nation (where this in no national EV society or network host labs, they will be encouraged and supported to develop this by the MOVE consortium members).
The Fellowship will cover travel and subsistence (but not bench fees) to work within a host lab at an academic institution in a different European country for between one and three months, up to a maximum value of €2000/£2000 depending on the society.
Please ask for the specific regulations to representatives of your national society/ network.
- Contact your local National EV Society/Network to see if they are part of the scheme and you are eligible to apply
- Look up host labs registered with the project link here
- Contact the host lab directly to discuss your proposed project
- Apply for the placement through the specific forms and process of your countries society
This is a rolling application and different societies will have different times to apply and rules, so contact them directly from the list below
Please note, the intellectual properties, non-disclosure agreements and data ownership is held with the host labs and we recommend the home lab of the participant and the foreign host lab come to an agreement on these matters.
Good luck with your applications!
Here you can find the list of EVIta hosting Labs
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