Five FET OPEN projects signed a manifesto on Extracellular Vesicles
During the 1st Clustering Event for Extracellular Vesicles, the five coordinators of ongoing FET OPEN projects on Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) signed a position paper in which they highlighted the relevance of the EVs.
The evMANIFESTO aims at encouraging the current EU effort in EV research within the FET and related EIC program and the urgency of introducing and securing more firmly the EV-related theme as a cornerstone in the research agenda in EU. This is the first collective action that the newborn European EV cluster has produced.
It begins by: “As a part of his pangenesis theory in Animals and Plants under Domistication (1868), Charles Darwin hypothesized that every cell type in the body generates “minute size” gemmules that contain molecules and serve to communicate them to other cell types. This seminal intuition fell unnoticed for 150 years (at most the tiny particles released by cells were discarded as debris without biological significance) until the latest days, when contemporary readers may recognize EVs in Darwin’s gemmules […]”
The evMANIFESTO aims also at highlighting the current EU effort in EV research within the FET program and the urgency of introducing and securing more firmly the EV-related theme as a cornerstone in the research agenda in EU.
Read the evMANIFESTO here
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