Milk Task Force

Within the EV field, but also in dairy research, milk extracellular vesicles (EVs) are gaining attention for their role in inter-organism and inter-species communication. This stretches from fundamental research on the functional properties of EVs in breast milk or consumers milk, to clinical applications for various diseases.  
Within the milk task force we aim to provide an analysis of the state‐of‐the‐art milk EV research and to discuss topics specific for milk EV research. By inviting researchers with experience in milk EV research specific challenges and needs regarding milk collection, processing, storage, experimental design, reporting, standardization, and future directions will be discussed. 
As a first step, we would like to establish an active milk EV community by recruiting members for the milk task force in order to prepare a manuscript containing specific considerations for milk EV research including specific guidelines for research and reporting on milk EVs.

Contact Info
Martijn van Herwijnen
[email protected]

Marca Wauben
[email protected]


Output
In progress: preparation of a manuscript containing specific considerations for milk EV research including specific guidelines for research and reporting on milk EVs. 

Activities

  1. Recruiting members for the milk task force (end 2021 and early 2022)
  2. Development of a milk EV tailored survey to collect state-of-the-art information on milk EV research that will lead to the manuscript as mentioned in the output (end 2021 and early 2022)
  3. Preparation of a manuscript with considerations for milk EV research (mid 2022) 
Members
Individuals are currently being contacted to become a member of the milk task force.