About the research centre

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The La Trobe Research Centre for Extracellular Vesicles (RCEV) integrates a diverse group of internationally recognised researchers sharing a major interest in the study of extracellular vesicles (EVs). Our team explores EVs and their critical role in cell and tissue communication.

We are based in the School of Molecular Sciences with links across the university, and coordinate a program of multidisciplinary and collaborative projects. We provide our national and international collaborators and industry partners a unique hub, for research, learning and engagement.

Our objective as a research centre is to work with national and international groups to study how and why EVs mediate cell-cell communication. We hope to explore ways of harnessing this power. We will do this by:

  • building an Australian Research Centre encompassing academic researchers, industry partners and educational activities to gain knowledge about EVs in intercellular communication.
  • spearheading a multidisciplinary, collaborative program of research to understand, monitor and exploit EVs in the normal and disease processes of all organisms, from plants to humans.

Opening of the centre

LIMS Director, Professor Andrew Hill,was the inaugural head of La Trobe University's  Research Centre for Extracellular Vesicles. The Centre opened on 6 October 2017. Professor Clotilde Théry (far left of picture), from the Institute Curie in Paris, gave the keynote address at the opening.