The team at SBI would like to thank everyone who attended last week's 2nd Annual Bay Area Exosome Research Festival, aka ExoFest, for another successful event!

For those of you unfamiliar with ExoFest, we held our first event last year to give Bay Area scientists an opportunity to get together and geek-out about discuss extracellular vesicles (EVs). It's one of the many ways SBI supports the exosome/EV research community outside of our products and services, and we hope the symposium fosters productive discussions and interactions for Bay Area scientists at all stages of their careers. We had such a great time at last year's ExoFest that we repeated the event this year on June 6, and are looking forward to next year's edition.

This year's symposium was co-organized by System Biosciences (SBI), Dr. Lynn Pulliam, UCSF, and Dr. Sharanjot Saini, UCSF, and held at UCSF in Mission Bay. We were very excited to bring in speakers from as far away as Oregon, Oklahoma, Ohio, North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia, in addition to California-based researchers. We would like to extend a special thanks to our keynote speakers Dr. Fatah Kashanchi, George Mason University, and Dr. Ken Witwer, Johns Hopkins University, and a congratulations to UCSF graduate student Tina Solvik, our short talk grand prize winner, and Dr. Pooja Bhardwaj, UCSF, our short talk runner up winner.

Here's a look at this year's talks:

ExoFest 2019 Talks

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Thank you again, exosome and EV researchers, for making ExoFest 2019 such a success! And be on the lookout in early 2020 for announcements about the 3rd annual ExoFest.