University of Belgrade
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) have been identified as an important signaling mediator in a myriad of physiological and pathological processes. Due to their presence in biological fluids, EVs are emerging as a novel source for the diagnosis of diseases, prognosis and treatment monitoring, and for predicting future risk of disease development. Nevertheless, a significant leap toward the establishment of novel tools has to be made in order to utilize the full diagnostic potential of EVs.
The main goal of research is to provide a unique solution for advancing the current diagnostic potential of EVs by developing and implementing versatile, scalable, and cost-effective purification systems.
Creating a simple, robust, cheap, and scalable EV purification system will provide much-needed technology for application of EVs in personalized medicine, leading the transition of EVs use from a promising laboratory concept to a feasiblе and applicable diagnostic agent.
Assistant Professor dr Milica Popović