Introduction to Socrates


Society for Clinical Research and Translation of Extracellular Vesicles Singapore (SOCRATES) was registered in 2013 in the year of the Snake.

SOCRATES is a non-profit organization that aims:

  • To promote clinical research, application and translation of extracellular vesicles
  • To organize and hold events, meetings, and symposia related to extracellular vesicles
  • To raise awareness and publicity of extracellular vesicles
  • To become a platform for collaborations and combined research

SOCRATES was formed by a group of scientists and clinicians who had been studying extracellular vesicles. From our work, we realized that there is great potential in this field of research. It can benefit our patients suffering from wide ranges of diseases.

It is a relatively new field of science in medicine. We hope to recruit clinicians and scientists in exploring this exciting domain.

This is a real opportunity to make a difference to patient’s lives and outcome. Many of us currently know little of extracellular vesicles.

SOCRATES’s role is to educate, excite and ignite interest in bench to bedside research amongst clinicians and scientists. Let’s all join in and examine this field, see what we together as a group can do.