InFLAMES Seminar: Clayton


October 4, 2022    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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October 4th at 11:00
On-site event
Lauren 2, Medisiina D

Coffee, tea and sandwiches are served before the seminar

Aled Clayton, Cardiff University, UK
InFLAMES Visiting Professor career talk

InFLAMES also organizes an informal lunch meeting for early career scientists with Professor Clayton immediately after his career talk at 12 in Medisiina D Blokki 1. Please register separately for this event here:


Prof. Clayton established the first group focused on investigating the roles of extracellular vesicles (exosomes) in the UK. The group has published highly cited articles in relation to vesicles, their roles in subverting immune responses, in controlling the cancer microenvironment and as potential disease biomarkers. He has published some of the seminal articles of the EV field with a h-index of 45 (>18 000 citations).

He is interested in understanding the mechanisms by which vesicle biogenesis and secretion is controlled, and the impact such vesicles have on the development and progression of cancer; particularly focusing on prostate cancer. Developing tools and assays to quantify nano-vesicles in biological fluid specimens is also an important aspect of the group’s activities.

Although his main focus is in cancer biology, he collaborates broadly with researchers in Cardiff, including those in the schools of dentistry, engineering  and optometry, and interacts with other Universities on aspects including cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases and other conditions that impact society in significant ways.