ISEV 2015 – Washington DC, USA – Registration and Abstract Submission now OPEN!

7874860ISEV 2015 Registrations and Abstract submission NOW OPEN!

(Updated 24th November, 2014)

ISEV 2015 will be held in Washington DC, USA from 23-26 April, 2015
at the Bethesda North Marriott hotel

In line with previous ISEV meetings, an Education Day (22nd of April) is being planned, and Networking events will also be organized. is the official ISEV2015 website.

Check out the line up of plenary speakers here!
To register, click here.
Click here for abstract submission.

Abstract submission deadline is 16th January, 2015.

We look forward to welcoming you to Washington DC in 2015 for another exciting ISEV annual conference.

Jan Lötvall, ISEV President
Marca Wauben, Chair of Science and Meetings
Kenneth Witwer, Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee

ISEV Membership now due for renewal

Applications for ISEV membership for 2015 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 €25 for young investigators, €75 for senior investigators and a new 3 year senior membership available for €180 (a discount of 20%!).

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 2015, or 2017 with a 3 year membership.

ISEV 2014 – Rotterdam – April 30-May 3


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

ISEV 2014 in Rotterdam brought together 684 scientists from all around the globe to discuss the latest developments in extracellular vesicle research.

Please go to our dedicated page for a wrapup of the event, including a video of Philip Stahl’s plenary lecture, slides from the introductory and wrapup sessions, photos, details of prize winners, by clicking here ! has all the details of these two meetings!

The local organizing committee of ISEV 2014 Rotterdam wishes to thank all participants, speakers, sponsors,chair persons, organizers, etc. for their contribution to this convention.

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.

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: