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Yong Song Gho

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Dr. Yong Song Gho is a biochemist and full professor at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in Pohang, South Korea. During his Ph.D. in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), and a post-doc in NIH (USA), he studied the field of tumor-associated angiogenesis. After joining the Kyunghee University (Korea) in 2000, he moved to POSTECH in 2004. Since 2000, his study is focused on the extracellular vesicles (also called exosomes and microvesicles) derived from mammalian cells and bacteria. His more recent goals are translational researches on exosome-mimetics for the development of vaccines and drug delivery system against cancer and bacterial infection. His group recently opened a free web-based database, ‘EVpedia (http://evpedia.info)’ to trigger the advancement in systemic and comprehensive studies of the extracellular vesicles. After working as an interim board member of the ISEV, in April of 2012, he had been served as an Executive Chair of Education’ of ISEV during 2014 - 2016. He was also accepted as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles (JEV) launched by the ISEV society. Yong Song Gho founded the ‘Korean Society for Extracellular Vesicles-NaonoCosmos’ in June 2008.