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Edwin van der Pol

My name is Edwin van der Pol and I am interested in the detection of exosomes, microvesicles and other extracellular vesicles as biomarkers for disease. I am a Postdoc researcher at the department of Biomedical engineering and Physics and the Laboratory of Experimental Clinical Chemistry in the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Furthermore, I am co-founder of the company Exometry, which applies physics to understand and push the technological limits involved in vesicle detection.

This website contains information related to my research interests and other activities. Furthermore, you can find an overview of my publications.

News

April 14th, 2017 Our manuscript about methodological guidelines to study extracellular vesicles is accepted for publication in Circulation Research.
February 13th, 2016 A presentation about label-free tracking of single extracellular vesicles in a nano-fluidic optical fiber was given at SPIE Photonics West 2016.
October 21st, 2015 Two manuscripts accepted in one week! Our manuscript about handling and storage of human body fluids for analysis of extracellular vesicles is accepted for publication in the Journal of extracellular vesicles and our manuscript about quantitative assessment of optical properties in healthy cartilage and repair tissue by optical coherence tomography and histology is accepted for publication in the IEEE Journal of selected topics in quantum electronics
June 4th, 2015 A presentation titled Exosomes enlightened was given at the Photonics Event 2015
August 7th, 2014 Our manuscript about single step isolation of extracellular vesicles from plasma by size-exclusion chromatography is accepted for publication in the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles.
June 28th, 2014 A presentation about measurements, applications, and impact of the refractive index of extracellular vesicles was given at the Scienti c and Standardization Committee meeting of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
May 2nd, 2014 A presentation about standardization of vesicle detection by flow cytometry using traceable beads and optical scattering theory was given at ISEV 2014
April 30th, 2014 A presentation about the refractive index of extracellular vesicles by nanoparticle tracking analysis was given at ISEV 2014
April 25th, 2014 Our manuscript about the particle size distribution of exosomes and microvesicles by transmission electron microscopy, flow cytometry, nanoparticle tracking analysis, and resistive pulse sensing is accepted for publication in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
February 1st, 2014 A presentation about the refractive index determination of single sub micrometer vesicles in suspension using dark-field microscopy was given at SPIE Photonics West 2014.
February 1st, 2014 A presentation about the distinction of tumor-derived vesicles from normal vesicles by Raman microspectroscopy was given at SPIE Photonics West 2014.
January 1st, 2014 Our manuscript about traceable size determination of extracellular vesicles is accepted for publication in the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles.
November 19th, 2013 Our manuscript about dependent and multiple scattering in transmission and backscattering optical coherence tomography is published in Optics Express.
July 2nd, 2013 A presentation about the physical interpretation of the size and concentration of extracellular vesicles was given at the XXIV Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
June 30th, 2013 Our manuscript about innovation in detection of microparticles and exosomes is published in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
June 29th, 2013 A presentation about the determination of the refractive index of vesicles using nanoparticle tracking analysis was given at the Scientific and Standardization Committee meeting of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
June 20th, 2013 Research excellence grant on the development of a method to determine the real refractive index of single microvesicles and biological reference particles awarded.
May 21st, 2013 A presentation about the detection of microparticles by flow cytometry was given at the University of Leicester.
February 6th, 2013 A presentation about label-free identification of single cell-derived vesicles by Raman microspectroscopy was given at SPIE Photonics West 2013.
February 3rd, 2013 A presentation about single versus coincidence detection of cell-derived vesicles by flow cytometry was given at SPIE Photonics West 2013.
December 10th, 2012 Our book chapter about platelet-derived microparticles is published in the 3rd edition of Platelets.
June 21st, 2012 Kickoff meeting of the research project Metrological characterization of microvesicles from body fluids as non-invasive diagnostic biomarkers.
June 21st, 2012 Our manuscript about the classification, functions, and clinical relevance of extracellular vesicles is published in Pharmacological Reviews.