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EVIONA - Extracellular Vesicles in Immuno-Oncology

Modern approaches in isolation and characterization of extracellular vesicles (EVs) for immuno-oncology studies

The project is implemented within the International Academic Partnerships Programm financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA). The objective of the Programme is to develop durable solutions in the area of scientific, implementation and teaching process cooperation, pursued within the framework of international academic partnerships.

The main idea of the EVIONA project is to establish a long-lasting scientific partnership of the Medical University of Warsaw (MUW) with high-level international academic institutions. The international, long-term strategic collaboration is expected to strengthen the excellence of Partnering Institutions in the field of immuno-oncology and extracellular vesicles (exosome).

Within the project, MUW is planning to initiate and develop a scientific collaboration with two outstanding research institutions (Partners) from the US and two institutions from Europe having synergistic scientific and innovative expertise in the field of immuno-oncology:

§  University of Pittsburgh; Hillman Cancer Center, USA

§  University of Pennsylvania; School of Arts & Sciences and School of Veterinary Medicine, USA

§  King’s College London, United Kingdom

§  University Duisburg-Essen, Universitätsklinik, Germany

The Partners have a complementary, advanced scientific expertise in the isolation and analysis techniques of EVs and are conducting innovative and state-of-the-art research in the field of EVs and immuno-oncology.

Within the duration of the EVIONA project, we plan to undertake twinning visits of MUW researchers to the Partners’ research institutions, to organize a conference/workshop on EV-research at MUW and to participate actively in prestigious scientific conferences.

During the twinning visits MUW researchers want to improve their scientific research skills and broaden their knowledge about newest methods of EVs analysis. As part of the project we endeavor to jointly conduct on-going research projects and to initiate new projects in the field of immuno-oncology and EVs and to prepare collaborative publications and applications for international grants.