Wednesday-29 August

 Poster walks and coffee&snacks for early birds start 8 a.m.
Conference start 9 a.m.

morning session

Extracellular Vesicles: mammalian EVs: exosomes, microvesicles, cell-cell communication, drug targeting, EV-therapeutics, minimally invasive diagnostics; bacterial EV: outer membrane vesicles, bacterial interaction, host cell modulation, OMV vaccines

9:00 Gregor Fuhrmann/ HIPS-HZI: Introduction to Extracellular Vesicles

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

9:40 David Whitworth/ Abersystwyth University: Antimicrobial OMVs from bacterial predators: physiology, cargo and mechanism

10:10 Eileen Schulz, HIPS/HZI: Myxobacteria derived outer membrane vesicles as a novel anti-infectious therapy

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

10:30 Christian Wölk/ Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg: 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: Engineering extracellular vesicles

11:45 Mario Gimona/ Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg: Manufacturing and regulatory aspects for EVs to reach the clinic

12:15 Andrea Masotti/ Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital-IRCCS: Drug delivery vectors, extracellular vesicles and the Vitruvian man

12:30 Kaisa Rautaniemi/ Tampere University of Technology: FLIM Reveals Alternative EV-Mediated Cellular Up-take Pathways of Paclitaxel

12:40 Laura Patras/ Babes-Bolyai University: Identification of extracellular vesicles surface proteins and their interactors as new targets for nanomedicine and immunotherapy in cancer

12:50 Camille Roesch/ Izon Science: Combining Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC) & Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing (TRPS) technology for the advanced characterization of extracellular vesicles

13:00 – 14:00 lunch catering and poster walks

14:00 Award Ceremony for “best poster” and “best presentation”.
Generous poster prizes provided by Elsevier and Wiley.

afternoon session

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

14:15 Franceso Nicotra/ University of Milano-Bicocca: About NABBA

14:25 Gert Storm/ Utrecht University: Targeted drug delivery: are our expectations justified?

14:55 Maria-José Alonso/ University of Santiago de Compostela: Formulation of macromolecules using nanotechnology

15:25 Gianpiero Lazzari/ Institut Galien Paris-Sud: Multicellular spheroid based on a triple co-culture: a novel 3D model to mimic pancreatic tumor complexity

15:40 Tarun Ojha/ Utrecht University: Priming the tumor blood vessels and the tumor microenvironment with liposomal corticosteroids to improve nanomedicine mediated drug delivery

15:55 Alysia Cox/ University of Milano-Bicocca: Evolution of the protein corona across the blood-brain barrier

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

16:40 Patrick Couvreur/ CNRS: Advanced nanomedicines for the treatment of cancer and neurological disorders

17:10 Rana Edwards/ University of Milano-Bicocca: New procedure for liposomes Glyco-functionalization

17:25 Duy Khiet Ho/ HIPS-HZI: Quorum sensing inhibitor and aminoglycoside antibiotic dual-loaded nano-assemblies as complementary therapy against Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection

17:40 Sofia Bisso/ ETH Zurich: Calcium phosphate nanoparticles for the dual delivery of bisphosphonates and pDNA

17:55 Jean-Christophe Leroux/ ETH Zurich; Delivery of a liposomal O6-methylguanine-DANN methyltransferase inactivator to glioblastoma via ultrasound-supported blood-brain barrier opening

18:25 Closing Remarks


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!