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ISEV Board Member Receives Ireland’s Highest Academic Honor

MOUNT ROYAL, NJ - June 30, 2021 – The International Society of Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV), a leading professional society for researchers and scientists involved in the study of microvesicles and exosomes, is pleased to announce that ISEV Board Member Lorraine O’Driscoll, Professor of Pharmacology and Biomedicine at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Dublin, was inducted into the Royal Irish Academy on May 21. Prof. O’Driscoll was honored and recognized for her unique contributions to education and scientific research. 

 

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International Society for Extracellular Vesicles Launches EV Club

MOUNT ROYAL, N.J. (PRWEB) APRIL 20, 2021

The International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) announces the official launch of its Extracellular Vesicle (EV) Club, a virtual gathering place where members can participate in journal discussions, share insights, exchange information, and connect with others in their respective fields.

“The last year has brought many in-person events to a halt, including our Annual Meeting where our members look forward to coming together to share research, information, and to connect with one another,” said ISEV Executive Director, Joe Sapp, MBA, CAE. “While the EV Club does not replace our Annual Event, it does offer another opportunity for information sharing and connection among members of the EV community.”

The EV Club was started years earlier by Dr. Kenneth Witwer at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as an intra-institution activity. When the COVID-19 Pandemic brought lockdowns in early 2020, Dr. Witwer steered the EV Club to an online setting and expanded access to anyone interested. The EV Club is a venue for discussing research and published articles - often including discussion with the authors themselves - and generally sharing ideas in a wider community of EV researchers.

Dr. Witwer is an associate professor of molecular and comparative pathobiology and neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research focuses on extracellular vesicles, RNA-mediated regulation, biomarker discovery, and therapeutic modulation of innate and intrinsic defenses. His group is particularly interested in neurodegenerative diseases including the HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's.

Witwer has served as Secretary General and Executive Chair of Science and Meetings for the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV); has been a scientific advisor to the US National Institutes of Health (Extracellular RNA Communication Consortium, Stage 1) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (FIFRA SAP); and is associate editor of the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles (JEV).

Although Witwer has organized and moderated most EV Club events, opportunities for guest planners and moderators are available. Recently, the EV Club has partnered with the Student Network on EVs (SNEV) for monthly sessions in which students and postdocs present and moderate.

To obtain additional information about ISEV, its membership, events, and programs, visit ISEV.org.

About the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV)
The International Society for Extracellular Vesicles is the leading professional society for researchers and scientists involved in the study of microvesicles and exosomes. With nearly 1,000 members, ISEV continues to be the leader in advancing the study of extracellular vesicles. Founded in 2012 in Sweden, ISEV has since moved its Headquarters to the United States. Through its programs and services, ISEV provides essential training and research opportunities for those involved in exosome and microvesicle research. For more information about ISEV, its programs, events or members, visit isev.org.

ISEV Announces Changes to the ISEV2021 Annual Meeting

Dear ISEV Community,

In response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic across the globe, the ISEV Board of Directors has decided to convert the ISEV2021 meeting to a fully virtual event in May. The official dates of the conference will be announced this month. You can expect a similar amount of content as you experienced at the ISEV2020 virtual meeting. One week prior to the conference, on Wednesday, May 12, we will offer the traditional Education Day. The week of the conference, we will offer hours of live stream presentations including plenaries, featured abstracts, sponsor presentations as well as on-demand access to pre-recorded oral and poster presentations. This meeting will feature networking opportunities and a newly updated virtual exhibit hall.

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ISEV: Announcement of JEV's New Publisher

For Immediate Release
  
The International Society for Extracellular Vesicles and Wiley Announce Open Access Publishing Partnership

 
Hoboken, N.J —September 17, 2020— John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb) and the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) are pleased to announce their open access publishing partnership for the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles. The journal will transition to the Wiley Online Library platform in the fall of 2020. 
 
Founded by ISEV in 2012 as an open access publication, the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles has established itself as the leading international forum for high-quality extracellular vesicle research. 
“Wiley is a leader in open access publishing and ISEV is excited to partner with them to publish the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles,” said Prof. Andrew Hill, President of ISEV. “Our vision is to be the leading advocate and guide of extracellular vesicle research, advancing the understanding of extracellular vesicle biology and supporting the scientific community, and our shared vision for the future of the journal was a key factor in entering into this partnership.” 
 
All articles will continue to be freely and permanently available online through gold open access to the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles which publishes research that includes:
 
•Cellular and molecular mechanisms of extracellular vesicles (EV) in biology and disease 
•Informational database resources such as genomic, lipidomic, proteomic, metabolomic and high-throughput screening data sets
•EV applications for pharmacological, immunological or genetic therapies
“Our partnership with the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles to publish the open access Journal of Extracellular Vesicles will advance this growing field that contributes significant research in cell biology and related disciplines.” said Jay Flynn, Chief Product Officer, Wiley Research. “We look forward to collaborating with ISEV to advance extracellular vesicles research and to solidify its leading position through Wiley’s open access infrastructure and global interdisciplinary reach.” 
 
The partnership with ISEV adds a prominent open access biology title to Wiley’s life science journal catalogue, with the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles joining more than 150 open access titles that includes Clinical and Translational Science, FASEB Bioadvances and ImmunoMedicine. Wiley continues to sign transitional open access deals with consortia in countries such as Germany, Sweden, the UK and US underscoring the company’s commitment to a more open future in scholarly research. 
 
Additional Information
About Wiley 

Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, we help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. For more than 200 years, we have delivered consistent performance to all of our stakeholders. The Company's website can be accessed at www.wiley.com. 
 
About ISEV
The International Society for Extracellular Vesicles is the leading professional society for researchers and scientists involved in the study of extracellular vesicles including microvesicles and exosomes. With over 1,400 members, ISEV continues to be the leader in advancing the study of extracellular vesicles globally. Founded in 2012 in Sweden, ISEV has since moved its headquarters to the United States. Through its programs and services, ISEV provides essential training and research opportunities for those involved in exosome and microvesicle research globally. 
 
Media Contacts
Wiley: 
Dawn Peters (US): +1 781-388-8408 
[email protected]
 
ISEV:
Media Contact: Lauren Schoener-Gaynor 
[email protected]
 
Society Contact: Joseph Sapp, MBA, CAE
[email protected]

ISEV2020 Now a Virtual Event

Dear ISEV Community,

In response to the unprecedented COVID19 situation across the globe, the ISEV board took the decision to convert the ISEV2020 meeting to a fully virtual event. The meeting will be held from Monday, July 20- Wednesday, July 22. You can expect a similar amount of content as you would have experienced at a face to face meeting. Each day, we will offer 5+ hours of live stream presentations including plenaries, featured abstracts, sponsor presentations and Education Day sessions as well as on-demand access to pre-recorded oral and poster presentations. You will also have unlimited access to oral and poster abstracts for 60 days. 

The ISEV2020 Virtual Meeting registration rates are posted online here.

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ISEV2020 Postponed

Dear ISEV community members,

 

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JEV Impact Factor

ISEV is pleased to announce that the first Journal Impact Factor (JIF) of its flagship journal, “Journal of Extracellular Vesicles” has been released by Journal Citation Reports®, Clarivate Analytics, 2019. The 2018 Journal Impact Factor of 11.00 is a significant milestone for JEV.
In parallel, Scopus®, who has calculated a "Scopus CiteScore" for JEV since 2018, has released its 2019 CiteScore of 15.40. These numbers demonstrate the increased recognition of the journal in the “Cell Biology” category and beyond.

 

The Journal Impact Factor (JIF) is a measure of citation frequency. JIF is calculated annually for journals listed in the Clarivate Journal Citation Reports. The impact factor of a journal for a given year is the number of citations in that year to articles published by the journal in the previous 2 years divided by the number of articles published in the previous 2 years. The Scopus CiteScore is calculated similarly but taking into accounts citations of articles published in the previous 3 years.

 

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ISEV2019 Special Achievement Award!

The International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) is pleased to announce two Special Achievement Awards that were presented at the ISEV2019 annual meeting in Kyoto, Japan, 24-28 April, 2019. ISEV Special Achievement Awards are given each year to one or more individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of extracellular vesicle (EV) research or have performed extraordinary service to ISEV. In 2019, ISEV Special Achievement Awards were presented to Professors Takahiro Ochiya, PhD, and Marca Wauben, PhD.

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MISEV2018 is here!

MISEV2018 is here!
https://www.tandfonline.com/action/doSearch?AllField=MISEV2018&SeriesKey=zjev20

The first Minimal Information for Studies of Extracellular Vesicles (MISEV)guidelines werereleasedin 2014 by the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) to provide guidance in standardization of protocols and reporting in the extracellular vesicle field. Accumulating more than 800 citations since itsrelease,the MISEV2014 guidelines have achieved the aim to become a guiding standard for researchers. A 2016 survey of society members reaffirmed the need for guidelines and recommended that they be updated regularly and with broad community input to accommodate this quickly developing field.

MISEV2018, published in the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles (JEV, Taylor & Francis), now updates the topics of nomenclature, separation, characterization and functional analysis, integrating the contributions of over 380 ISEV members, a strong tribute to the commitment of ISEV members. A two-page checklist summarizing the main points is also included.

So what’s new?MISEV2018 recommends the use of ‘extracellular vesicle’ as the best generic terminology for use in publications, in part due to the challenges in confirming the biogenesis mechanisms of exosomes, microvesicles, and other particles, and in part due to the vague and varied uses of other terms. Separation and concentration options are now vast, and researchers should pick the methods most fit for downstream purpose and, more importantly, report these clearly and accurately. The EV-TRACK database (van Deun, et al, Nature Methods, 2017) is supported as a means to record these details in order to improve clarity and reproducibility. To establish presence of EVs, examples of EV-enriched markers are provided, but the need for “negative” (better: depleted) markers is also highlighted.MISEV2018 adds topology as a recommended form of EV characterization, for example identifying where in or on a vesicle your favorite protein or RNA resides. It also recommends functional analysis of the ‘non-EV’ fractions to confirm EV=specific function (or not!). An appreciation of EV heterogeneity is included with a reminder that ‘larger EVs matter’ and a request to explore a range of EV subtypes in functional studies. Finally, although some of the specific details containedin MISEV2018 are focused on mammalian components, it is appreciated that the guidelines are applicable to non-mammalian and non-eukaryote research.

You can find the MISEV2018 summary checklist here.

Please contact the corresponding authors, Clotilde Théry and Kenneth Witwer ([email protected][email protected]) with any questions or comments.

For more information on the MISEV2018 process, see:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/20013078.2017.1396823
or click here.

International Society for Extracellular Vesicles Announces New JEV Associate Editors

Mount Royal, NJ USA – 17 May 2018 – The International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV), the leading professional society advancing the research of extracellular vesicles has announced today the newest Associate Editors for the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles (JEV).  They are working alongside the Editors in Chief Clotilde Théry (France), Peter Quesenberry (USA), Yong Song Gho (Korea).

The associate editors include
Elena Aikawa (USA), Chantal Boulanger (France), Edit I Buzas (Hungary), Giovanni Camussi (Italy), Emanuele Cocucci (USA), Dolores Di Vizio (USA), Andrew F Hill (Australia), Harry Holthofer (Finland), Kwang Pyo Kim (Korea), Eva-Maria Krämer-Albers (Germany), Saara Laitinen (Finland), Cecilia Lässer (Sweden), Suresh Mathivanan (Australia), Esther Nolte-'t Hoen (Netherlands), Takahiro Ochiya (Japan), Hector Peinado (Spain), Janusz Rak (Canada), Neta Regev-Rudzki (Israel), Raymond Schiffelers (Netherlands), Marca HM Wauben (Netherlands), Kenneth W Witwer (USA)

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International Society for Extracellular Vesicles and Arkitek Scientific Change the “View” of Extracellular Vesicles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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ISEV2018 Location Announced

The ISEV2018 Annual Meeting will be 2-6 May 2018 in Barcelona. For more information visit www.isev2018.org.  More information regarding the event will be released shortly.