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ISEV 2018 Meet the Experts



Thursday, 3 May - 18:30-20:00



RNA and EVs: The What, Why and Where of their Interaction?           Auditorium

Chair: Andrew Hill, LaTrobe University, Australia



1)    RNA in Liquid Biopsies

Louise Laurent, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California Davis
Sacramento, CA, United States


2)   Exploring the Small RNA World of Extracellular Vesicles

Esther Nolte-'t Hoen, Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands


3)   Artefacts in EVs Associated RNA

Kenneth Witwer, Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States


4)    Functional Aspects of Small RNAs in EVs Related with Aging

Johannes Grillari, Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Center of Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria




Regulatory Aspects of EVs to Reach the Clinic                                      Room 5

Chair: Susmita Sahoo, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY USA


1)    Manufacturing License vs. Market Authorization - Crossroads for Therapeutic EV


Mario Gimona, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria


2)    Exosomes Vaccines in Veterinary: A Challenge

Lorenzo Fraile, University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain


3)    Regulatory Aspects of EVs to Reach the Clinic

Xavier Luria. Former Head of Safety and Efficacy of Medicines at the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Chair and Senior Consultant of Drug Development and Regulation, Barcelona, Spain


4)    Extracellular Vesicles as Medicinal Product: An Evolving Regulatory Perspective

Rosaria Giordano, Fondazione Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy







Friday, 4 May - 18:30-20:00


In Vivo Imaging on EVs                                                                                  Auditorium

Chair: Hector Peinado Selgas, Microenvironment and Metastasis Laboratory, CNIO, Spain


1)    Tracking Tumor Extracellular Vesicles In Vivo at High Spatio-temporal Resolution

Jacky Goetz, Tumor Biomechanics Laboratory, Inserm, France


2)    Current Methods to Study the In Vivo Actions of Cancer EVs

        Michiel Pegtel, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


3)    Exovesicles as Carriers of the Morphogenetic Hedgehog Signal during Epithelial


Isabel Guerrero, Center of Molecular Biology, Madrid, Spain


4)    Intravital Imaging of Extracellular Vesicle Exchange in Cancer

Anoek Zomer, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland




EVs on Immunology and Vaccines                                                               Room 5

Chair: Mar Vales-Gomez, Spanish National Center of Biotechnology, CNB, Madrid, Spain 


1)    Studying Immunity to EVs: In Vitro versus In Vivo

        Susanne Gabrielsson, Karolinska Institute, Solna, Sweden


2)    Plasma-derived Exosomes in Cancer as Potential Biomarkers of Disease   

        Progression and Immune Competence

Theresa I. Whiteside, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States


3)    EV-secreted and Non-secreted alpha-Gal Glycotopes as Vaccine and Biomarkers    

        For Chagas Disease

Igor C. Almeida, University of El Paso, El Paso, TX, United States


4)   Common and Specific Effects of EV Subtypes in Immune Responses, Consequences

       for Vaccine Application

Clotilde Thery, Institut Curie, Paris, France




Biobanks for EVs                                                                                                Room 6

Chair: Juan M Falcon-Perez, Exosomes Lab., CICbioGUNE, CIBERehd, IKERBASQUE, Derio, Spain


1)    The Importance of Reference Controls for EVs Characterization: Role of Biobanks

Jose Antonio Lopez, Fundacion Instituto Valenciano de Oncologia, Valencia, Spain


2)    Applicability of Extracellular Vesicles for Biobank Research

Maija Pukha, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland


3)    Doing a Bio-bank Job and Getting Away with It!

        Ryan Pink, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom


4)    Sample Collection for Successful Exosome Based Diagnostics

Johan Skog, Exosomes Diagnostics, Waltham, MA, United States









Saturday, 5 May - 18:30-20:00


Biomarkers on EVs                                                                                    Auditorium

Chair: Andrew Hill, LaTrobe University, Australia


1)    EVs Biomarkers Discovery and Detection Strategy

Lei Zheng, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guanzghou, China


2)   EV-mediated Biomarkers for Early Detection of Cancer

       Takahiro Ochiya, National Cancer Center, Toyko, Japan


3)    EV-related Biomarkers in Peritoneal Dialysis

Francesc E. Borràs, Institut German Trias I Pujol, Barcelona, Spain


4)    Searching for Prostate Cancer Biomarkers in Urinary Exosomes

Alicia Llorente, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway


EVs in Neglected Tropical Diseases                                                                Room 5


Igor Almeida, University of El Paso, El Paso, TX, United States

Carmen Fernandez-Becerra, ISGlobal, Barcelona, Spain


1)    EVs in Flatworm Infections

       Antonio Marcilla, Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain


2)    EVs and exRNA in Parasitic Nematodes: At the Host Interface

Amy Buck, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland


3)    Extracellular Vesicles in Protozoa Infection

Ana Claudia Torrecilhas, UNIFESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil


4)    Non-Enveloped LRV1 Virus Exploits the Leishmania Exosomal Pathway for its  


Martin Olivier, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada



Can Research on EVs Accelerate Clinical Impact in Leukemia?             Room 6

(Supported by the Fundació Josep Carreras) 



Evaristo Feliu Frasnedo, Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Inst., Barcelona University, Spain

Theresa Whiteside, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States


1)   Cell-cell Communication between Immune and Tumor Cells. Implications for   

       Tumor Cell Resistance Mechanisms

Beatriz Martin Antonio, Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute, University of Barcelona, Spain


2)    Leukemia Exosomes and their Role in Defining Tumor Microenvironment

Stefania Raimondo, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy


3)    Leukemia EVs: Impact on Early Hematopoiesis and Diagnostic Potentials

Bernd Geibel, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany


4)    Yin and Yang of Extracellular Vesicles in Leukemia

Peter Quesenberry, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States




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