Biology & Function of Extracellular Vesicles: Exosomes, Microvesicles & Beyond


Suzhou, China
December 12-16, 2016
Abstract deadline: October 23, 2016

Organized by:

Yong Song Gho, POSTECH, South Korea
Andrew Hill, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, Australia
Jan Lötvall, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Kenneth Witwer, The Johns Hopkins University, USA
Xu Zhang, Institute of Neuroscience, SIBS, CAS, China

We are pleased to announce the 1st Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Biology & Function of Extracellular Vesicles: Exosomes, Microvesicles & Beyond which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday December 12, and will conclude after lunch on December 16, 2016.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in extracellular vesicles research. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1. Biogenesis of EVs and their diversity
2. EVs throughout the phylogenetic tree
3. Fundamentals of EV function: surface molecules and vesicle cargo transfer
4. Infectious diseases and extracellular vesicles
5. Functions of EVs in cancers
6. Extracellular vesicle-based biomarkers
7. Therapeutic applications of EVs

Keynote Speakers:
Raghu Kalluri, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Abstract title: Exploiting exosomes biology in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer
Chen-Yu Zhang, Nanjing University, CHINA

Invited Speakers:
Eva-Maria Albers, Johannes Gutenberg University, GERMANY
Mary Bebawy, University of Technology Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: The Complexities of Multidrug Resistance
Suvendra Bhattacharyya, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, INDIA
Abstract title: Mechanisms of miRNA activity regulation by EV mediated export in mammalian cells
Amy Buck, The University of Edinburgh, UNITED KINGDOM
Dolores Di Vizio, Cedars-Sinai, USA
Andrew Hill, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: The role of extracellular vesicles in neurodegenerative diseases
Judith Klumperman, University Medical Center Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS
Charles Pin-Kuang Lai , National Tsing-Hua University, TAIWAN
Abstract title: From Seeing to Believing: Visualization and Tracking of Extracellular Vesicles
Sai-Kiang Lim, Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR, SINGAPORE
Stefan Momma, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Medical School, GERMANY
Abstract title: Extracellular vesicle-mediated transfer of functional RNA between tissues
Andreas Möller, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: Hypoxic exosome signature predicts disease progression in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer patients
Takahiro Ochiya, National Cancer Center Research Institute, JAPAN
Abstract title: Extracellular vesicles as a novel diagnostic and therapeutic target for cancer
Janusz Rak, McGill University, Canada
Abstract title: Oncogenic driver mutations as regulators of cancer cell vesiculome
Gyongyi Szabo, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Mercedes Tkach, Institut Curie, FRANCE
Ana Torrecilhas, Federal University of São Paulo, BRAZIL
Abstract title: Trypanosoma cruzi Trypomastigotes release EVs containing proinflammatory Virulence factors that enhance host-cell invasion by Toll like receptor 2
Kenneth Witwer, The Johns Hopkins University, USA
Hang Hubert Yin, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Abstract title: Extracellular vesicle-sensing peptides derived from MARCKS block coagulation complex assembly
Li Yu, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Xu Zhang, Institute of Neuroscience, SIBS, CAS, CHINA
Lei Zheng, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, CHINA

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow’s talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

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