ISEV 2014 – Rotterdam – Registration OPEN!


ISEV 2014 – Rotterdam, The Netherlands April 30 – May 3
(plus ISEV Education Day April 29)

Mark your diaries for ISEV2014 which will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands from April 30-May 3, 2014, with an Education day on April 29. has all the details of these two meetings!

Updated 31st March:
Registration is still OPEN! Abstract submission deadlines have now passed.
Please go to for all details of ISEV2014 and for registration. Program NOW ONLINE!

Local Organizing Committee:

Marca Wauben (Utrecht)
Raymond Schiffelers (Utrecht)
Michiel Pegtel (Amsterdam)
Rienk Nieuwland (Amsterdam)
Hans van Leeuwen (Rotterdam)

Melissa Hunter-Piper

Melissa_PiperIt is with much sadness that the Executive Board of ISEV announces the death of one of its members, Dr. Melissa “Missy” Piper, age 45, who succumbed to complications of colon cancer on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

At Ohio State University, from which she obtained a Ph.D. in 2000, she was a shining light in the search for the role of miRNA in inter-cellular communication. We, at ISEV, met Melissa as a colleague whose seminal work in 2008 defined the cellular origins of miRNA’s. We have now have lost her as a friend. All who knew her should be aware of the passion with which she did everything, thought of her work and planned for the future. This passion changed the way in which we convey scientific findings to each other, how we define microvesicles, and how we join together at our meetings. Most important to her was the support of the more than twenty young investigators who have worked with her. She thought of herself as a “wise young investigator” in a field with a bright future. She brought to us a template for explaining to students their role in creativity.

Melissa was not a wilting flower; she stuck to her guns, fought for her work and her grant support; her paper on microRNA is considered a classic. She was strong, well-spoken and a great listener. Listen to how she presented her application to join our Board and see the future in her words: “The focus of my research involves understanding the role of  extracellular vesicles (EVs) and microRNA in survival and function of  immune cells. We predict that (these) increase in certain diseases.  As a board member, I will focus on the education of the scientific  community promote a journal.

Her commitment never wavered. She fought for every step, every progress and loved what she did. She apologized for ceasing her science activities with ISEV and wrote: “I am sorry to inform you but I can no longer participate in this review. My health has deteriorated and I am entering Hospice.

All of us in the scientific family of ISEV lost a friend the next day.

ISEV Membership now due for renewal

Applications for ISEV membership for 2014 are now due!

To register and pay for your membership, please go to and complete the form. Payment is through a secure PayPal link.

The membership fee is €75 for senior investigators and €25 for young investigators.

Benefits includes reduced publication fee for the senior author in Journal of Extracellular Vesicles (reduced from EUR1350 to EUR800!), reduced registration fees for any ISEV event, and invitations to participate in ISEV-related scientific community outreach (nomenclature committees and beyond).

Memberships are renewable annually – sign up now and your membership will be valid until 31st December 2014!

ISEV Proteomics and Lipidomics Workshop – Melbourne

bio21An ISEV Workshop on Proteomics and Lipidomics will be held in Melbourne, Australia on 3-4 Feb, 2014.

Updated 29th January:

Program now available here:

We will be streaming the presentations live from the workshop.
To join the stream (limited to 100 participants), please go to:

Note that all times in the program are Melbourne (Eastern Standard Australian) time.
Click here to see the start time (9.15am, Mon 3rd Feb) in your country.

Workshop Location:
Bio21 Institute, 30 Flemington Rd, Parkville VIC 3052:
How to reach the institute:
Google Maps: click here

Travel Information to Australia
Arrival in Melbourne
Once arriving into Melbourne Airport, take the Skybus to Southern Cross Station. The Skybus departs from Melbourne Airport every 10 minutes and it is an approximate 30 minute journey. Tickets for Skybus can be pre purchased or purchased on arrival, for more information visit


Things to do in Melbourne

Activities / Attractions

Short Trips

Upcoming ISEV Activities

ISEV regional chapters are currently being developed in  the 1) Americas, 2) Asia/Pacific as well as 3) Europe/Africa. The aim with this initiative is to increase the ISEV scientific outreach, and to create regional events to complement the big annual ISEV meeting. More information will be circulated when contact groups are developed, which will happend when the new ISEV Executive Committee meets for the first time April 20th

Several ISEV Task Forces are being developed, and a survey reaching out to the membership to suggest such activities will be sent out shortly. Other activities include outreach to other societies and communities. Don’t forget to submit your manuscripts to JEV: