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.

 Benedetta Bussolati

President of EVIta

The birth of EVIta