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 including milk collection, processing, storage, experimental design, reporting, standardization, and future directions.

We are currently establishing an active milk EV community by recruiting members for this task force and will later prepare a manuscript containing specific considerations for experimental guidelines and reporting on milk EVs.

Working Group

  1. Milk EV survey development

Chair Contact Info


  • 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 (middle and end of 2022)
  • Recruiting members for the milk task force (end of 2022)
  • Survey has been sent out to milk EV experts (2022)
  • Results from the survey are being compiled and serve as input manuscript containing specific considerations for milk EV research including specific guidelines for research and reporting on milk EVs (early 2023)
  • Selection task force members (early 2023)
  • First meeting with the task force and all its members and preparation of a manuscript with considerations for milk EV research (early/mid 2023)