Professor Marca Wauben
Marca Wauben heads the research group Intercellular Communication of the Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University. She studied Biology at Utrecht University (PhD 1993). Postdoctoral training was performed at Utrecht University and at the University of California San Diego, USA. She established her own research groups at Leiden University Medical Center (Department of Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion) and at Utrecht University (Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine). In 2011 she became full professor. Her research group investigates the role of cell-derived vesicles (EVs) in intercellular communication in several biological systems with emphasis on the immune system. For (functional) characterization of EVs they developed specialized high resolution flow cytometry-based technology which enables individual EV-based analysis. Marca Wauben is Executive Chair Science of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) and vice-chair of the EU COST Action BM1202 Microvesicles and Exosomes in Health and Disease (2012).