Wednesday-29 August

8:00 Poster walks and coffee&snacks for early birds

Extracellular Vesicles

Session Chair: Gregor Fuhrmann

9:00 Gregor Fuhrmann/ HIPS – Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland, Germany: Introduction to Extracellular Vesicles

9:10 David Carter/ Oxford Brooks University, UK: The role of extracellular vesicles in stress response

9:40 Mario Gimona/ Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Austria: Manufacturing and regulatory aspects for EVs to reach the clinic

10:10 Eilien Schulz/ HIPS – Helmholtz Insitute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland, Germany: Myxobacteria derived outer membrane vesicles as a novel anti-infectious therapy

10:20 Sarah A. Blackburn/ University of Kent, UK: Identification of outer membrane vesicle protein targets for use in drug delivery and vaccines

10:30 Christian Wölk/ Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, Germany: Giant plasma membrane vesicles: a model to study passive interactions of nanomedicines with the cell surface

10:45 – 11:15 coffee break and poster walks

11:15 Raymond Schiffelers/ Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Engineering extracellular vesicles

11:45 Andrea Masotti/ Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital-IRCCS, Italy: Drug delivery vectors, extracellular vesicles and the Vitruvian man

12:00 Kaisa Rautaniemi/ Tampere University of Technology, Finland: FLIM Reveals Alternative EV-Mediated Cellular Up-take Pathways of Paclitaxel

12:10 Laura Patras/ Babes-Bolyai University, Romania: Identification of extracellular vesicles surface proteins and their interactors as new targets for nanomedicine and immunotherapy in cancer

12:20 Camille Roesch/ Izon Science, France: Combining Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) & Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing (TRPS) technology for the advanced characterization of extracellular vesicles

12:30 – 13:30 lunch catering and poster walks

13:30 Award Ceremony for “best poster” and “best presentation”.
Poster prizes provided by Elsevier and Wiley.

Advanced nanomedicine to overcome biological barriers
in cooperation with European ITN NABBA

13:45 Franceso Nicotra/ University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy: About ITN NABBA

13:55 Gert Storm/ Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Targeted drug delivery: are our expectations justified?

14:25 Maria-José Alonso/ University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain: Formulation of macromolecules using nanotechnology

14:55 Gianpiero Lazzari/ Institut Galien Paris-Sud, France: Multicellular spheroid based on a triple co-culture: a novel 3D model to mimic pancreatic tumor complexity

15:10 Tarun Ojha/ Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Priming the tumor blood vessels and the tumor microenvironment with liposomal corticosteroids to improve nanomedicine mediated drug delivery

15:25 Alysia Cox/ University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy: Evolution of the protein corona across the blood-brain barrier

15:40 – 16:10 coffee break and poster walks

16:10 Patrick Couvreur/ CNRS – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France: Advanced nanomedicines for the treatment of cancer and neurological disorders

16:40 Rana Edwards/ University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy: New procedure for liposomes Glyco-functionalization

16:55 Duy Khiet Ho/ HIPS – Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland, Germany: Quorum sensing inhibitor and aminoglycoside antibiotic dual-loaded nano-assemblies as complementary therapy against Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection

17:10 Sofia Bisso/ ETH Zurich, Switzerland: Calcium phosphate nanoparticles for the dual delivery of bisphosphonates and pDNA

17:25 Jean-Christophe Leroux/ ETH Zurich, Switzerland: Delivery of a liposomal O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase inactivator to glioblastoma via ultrasound-supported blood-brain barrier opening

17:55 Closing Remarks, End of Conference


A poster exhibition with the contributions of the participants will be present during the whole conference.


Please note: Changes in the schedule are subject to alternations!