Nobu was invited to the Gordon Research Conference, 2016

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“Extracellular Vesicles” Gordon Research Conference
21st-26th August 2016.

I was invited to give a talk on my previous research at the Gordon Research Conference titled “Extracellular Vesicles”,Sunday River, Newry, USA from 21st August to 26th August 2016. It took nearly 4 hours from Boston Logan Airport to the conference venue. Sunday River is a ski resort, so there were ample opportunities for us to explore the natural beauty. During the meeting, if I could find a chance, I enjoyed sitting outside and relaxing during the coffee breaks.
It is forbidden to reveal any unpublished data presented in the meeting but the quality of discussion was very high, and the data presented in the conference were cutting-edge and very impressive.

The topics of the conference covered all aspect of research on Extracellular vesicles, including the components and functional characterisation of extracellular vesicles, such as protein, mRNAs and small RNAs, in various diseases (such as neuronal disease, parasitic infection, tissue injury and so on), physiological roles of extracellular vesicles, and extracellular vesicle in plant. The meeting consiste of scientists from different disciplines; clinicians through to basic biologists and biochemists, and themes spanned from non-mammalian biology, neurology, haematology, oncology and so on.

In the last day, we had to use a ski lift to have dinner at the top of mountain and to eat lobster, the lift was so scary for me. The dinner was awesome and I had very good time socialising with the other attendees in this meeting. The food in the conference was great as we could experience various types of food from different parts of the world everyday.

In this meeting, I presented my previous work on extracellular vesicle research in cancer biology and I had positive discussions and got lots of feedback, which will improve my work in the future. If possible, I would like to join the another Gordon Conferences other than Extracellular Vesicles, as this is a great opportunity to improve  knowledge of particular research area and hear the vert latest research. I strongly recommend that my colleagues and other young researchers join this conference as it is a good platform for them to socialise and also learn from the people who already worked in that particular research area for a long time. I would like to thank the organisers of this meeting, especially Dr. Peter Quesenberry for inviting me to this wonderful and prestigious conference. I enjoyed it a lot and am looking forward to joining the next conference in 2018.