The 2nd GEIVEX Symposium – “Extracellular Vesicles: From the bench to the clinics” was held in Tarragona last 9th-10th October, organized by Dr. Francesc E. Borràs (IVECAT group) and Dr. Hernando A. del Portillo (ICREA Research Professor-CRESIB).
We had the chance to attend to several interesting communications and see engaging poster presentations. We also enjoyed the conferences of the four international speakers invited to the congress: Clotilde Théry (Institure Curie, France), Eva M. Kramer-Albers (University of Mainz, Germany), Yong Song Gho (POSTECH, Pohang, South Korea) and Bernd Giebel (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany).
We presented interesting results from our ongoing work and, importantly, two of the communications from IVECAT were awarded at TGN2014:
- Lozano-Ramos, S. I. , Bancu I, Lauzurica R, Borras F. E., “Isolation of urine extracellular vesicles by size-exclusion-chromatography”, Oral communication.
- Menezes-Neto, Armando, Lozano, Sara-Inés, Borrás, Francesc E, Fernandez-Becerra, Carmen, and del Portillo, Hernando A, “Towards the molecular characterization of plasma-derived exosomes: insights from a comparative proteomic analysis”, Oral communication.
- Marta Monguió-Tortajada, Ingrid Evans-Osses, Marcel I. Ramírez, Francesc E. Borràs, Capture of membrane-derived microvesicles from Giardia intestinalis induces activation of human monocyte-derived dendritic cells. Awarded best poster presentation.
- Lorena Martín-Jaular, Marta Monguió, Aleix Elizalde, Carmen Fernandez-Becerra, Francesc E. Borràs, Maria Montoya, Hernando A del Portillo. Spleen-dependent immune protection elicited by reticulocyte-derived exosomes from malaria infection revealed by T cell population changes. Awarded best oral communication.
We are really happy of being there, discussing and learning about the breakthroughs in the field of extracellular vesicles.