American Society for Exosomes and Microvesicles


ASEMV 2017 will be held Oct 8-12 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Beach California, USA.

Detailed ASEMV2017 Meeting program is downloadable here


ASEMV 2017 Program October 8-12,2017


Sunday Oct 8, 2017
4:00-6:00PM Registration 
6:00-7:00PM Dinner
7:00-9:10PM Session I - Chair: Michael Graner, University of Colorado Denver

Michael Graner, co-organizer, ASEMV2016 - Opening Remarks

Takahiro Ochiya, National Cancer Center, Japan - Extracellular vesicles as a novel therapeutic target for cancer metastasis

Christie D. Fowler, UC Irvine - Extracellular microRNAs released during nicotine self-administration

Janos Zempleni, U Nebraska - Delivery and alterations of microbial signals by bovine milk exosomes in non-bovine species

9:10-11:00PM Welcome Reception
Monday; Oct 9, 2017
8:30AM-12:00PM Session II- Chair: Christie Fowler, UC Irvine

Tom Gingeras, CSHL - Tailoring of Extracellular RNAs

Harmeet Malhi, Mayo Clinic - STARD11-mediated ceramide transport is necessary for release of lipotoxic extracellular vesicles

Rienk Nieuwland, AMC Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Prediction of venous thromboembolism in cancer patients

Shilpa Buch, U. Nebraska - Exosomal miRNA-mediated loss of pericyte coverage at the blood-brain barrier: Implications for morphine-mediated potentiation of neurodegeneration

Chulhee Choi, KAIST Daejeon, Korea - Engineered exosomes loaded with super repressor IkB, a potent inhibitor of NF-kB pathway, for treatment of septic shock syndrome

10:10-10:30AM Break

Florencia Menay, Buenos Aires University, Argentina - Exosomes isolated from ascites of T-cell lymphoma-bearing mice induce a tumor-specific immune response

Jing-Hung Wang, Stanford University - High affinity anti-HER2 scFv-directed extracellular vesicle-mediated mRNA-based gene delivery inhibits growth of HER2-overexpressing human breast tumor xenografts by prodrug activation

Masamitsu Kanada, Michigan State University - Microvesicle-mediated delivery of minicircle DNA encoding prodrug-converting enzymes for cancer therapy

Joshua Hood, University of Louisville - Cyclical Electrical Field Flow Fractionation of Melanoma Exosomes

Biao Lu, Santa Clara University - Sequential deletion of CD63 reveals critical domains for exosome targeting and surface engineering

Indrani Das, Harvard - Exosomal microRNA-124a: Novel Translational Astrocyte Repair in Reactive Astrogliosis in vitro (Winning Project of the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search)

12:00-1:00PM Lunch
1:00-4:30PM Session III - Chair: Harmeet Malhi, Mayo Clinic

Swetha Srinivasan, Abbvie - Utilizing extracellular vesicles from patient plasma to identify biomarkers of autoimmune disease

Gareth Willis, Harvard Medical School - Mesenchymal stem/Stromal Cell Exosomes Ameliorate Experimental Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Restore Lung Function through Macrophage Immunomodulation

Travis Antes, Cedars Sinai Medical Center - New targeting methods that manipulate the surface of EVs for enhanced tissue delivery

Victoria Marsh Durban, ReNeuron - Neural Stem Cell-derived exosomes induce senescence and apoptosis in cancer cell lines

Jan Lötvall, U. of Gothenburg, Sweden; also Codiak - Regenerative Properties of Exosomes Derived from Mesenchymal Stem Cells

2:15-2:30PM Break

Peter DeHoff, UCSD - Lack of Correlation Between Maternal Serum and Placental miRNA Expression

Janice Braun, University of Calgary - Understanding the CSP-EV export pathway

Carla Beckham, University of Rochester - HOTAIR affects epithelial-to-mesenchyme transition and extracellular vesicle content and function

Suraj Bhat, UCLA - The Small Heat Shock Protein αB-crystallin is Essential for Exosome Biogenesis in Human Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells in Culture: A Specific Interaction with Rab GTPase27b

Siyang Zheng, Pennsylvania State University - Rapid isolation of extracellular vesicles using lipid nanoprobes

Ane Salvador, Massachusetts General Hospital - MicroRNA-30d is a biomarker for heart failure and plays a functional role in cardiac remodeling

George Daaboul, nanoView Diagnostics - High-Throughout Characterization of Single Exosomes and Extracellular Vesicles

4:30-6:00PM Poster session A
7:00-9:00PM Session IV - Chair: Carla Beckham, University of Rochester

Maxence Nachury, Stanford - Molecular mechanisms and functional significance of extracellular vesicle secretion by primary cilia

Hiroshi Shiku, Mie University, Japan - Activated CD8+ T cells interrupt tumor invasion and metastasis in exosome-dependent manners

Alissa Weaver, Vanderbilt University - Role of cortical actin in MVB docking and secretion

Janusz Rak, McGill University - Oncogenes as organizers of extracellular vesicle communication

Radhika Pochampally, University of Mississippi - Polycomb group protein Suz12 is regulated by a novel miRNA-like small RNA

9:15-11:00PM Reception/Poster session A
Tuesday  Oct 10, 2017
8:30AM-12:00PM Session V - Chair: Claudia Mongini, Buenos Aires University, Argentina

Alain Brisson, University of Bordeaux France - Methods of imaging, quantification and isolation of exosomes/EVs

In-San Kim, KIST Korea - Exosomes as a Carrier for Membrane Protein Therapeutics

Suresh Mathivanin, LaTrobe University, Australia - Exosomes from bovine milk reduces the tumor burden and attenuates cancer cachexia

Dirk Dittmer, UNC Chapel Hill - Exosomes from a virus-driven tumor exert paracrine effects leading to endothelial cell reprogramming

10:30-10:45AM Break

Chun-Mei Hu, GRC Academica Sinica, Taiwan - The role of pancreatic cancer-derived exosomes in cancer-mediated cachexia

David Lubman, University of Michigan - Proteomic Analysis of Exosomes from Patient Serum Samples

Alexander Pfeifer, University of Bonn, Germany - Exosomal miRNAs as potential biomarkers for energy expenditure by human brown adipose tissue

Antonio De Maio, UCSD - Isolation and glycoprotein characterization of human urine extracellular vesicles

Victoria Portnoy, SBI - Fluorescent NTA for Next-Gen, Highly Accurate Quantitation of Extracellular Vesicles

12:00-1:00PM Lunch
1:00-4:00PM Break
4:00-6:00PM Poster session B
6:00-7:00PM Dinner
7:00-9:00PM Session VI - Chair: Louise Laurent, UCSD

Michiel Pegtel, VU University, The Netherlands - Quantifying MVB-PM fusion in single living cells to unravel exosomes release dynamics

Morayma, Temoche-Diaz, UC Berkeley - Mechanisms of small RNA sorting into extracellular vesicles secreted by human breast cancer cells

Imre Mager, University of Oxford - RNA Binding Proteins and Small RNA Transcriptome of Extracellular Vesicles

Ken Witwer, Johns Hopkins University - Detection and Characterization of Large Oncosomes in Thyroid Cancer

Huiping Liu, Northwestern University - Unveiling the role of exosomes in breast cancer development

Muller Fabbri, Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Role of NK-derived exosomal microRNAs in cancer therapy and immunoescape

Michael Olin, University of Minnesota - Tumor derived Extracellular Vesicles Modulate CD200-induced Immunosuppression

9:00-11:00PM Reception/Poster session B
Wednesday  Oct 11, 2017
8:30AM-12:00PM Session VII - Chair: Robert Raffai, UCSF

Ivan Vechetti, University of Kentucky - Exercise-induced exosomal myomiR regulation of adipocyte metabolism

Andries Zijlstra, Vanderbilt University - EVs in Tumor Cell Invasion, Dissemination and Metastatic Success

Rachel DeRita, Thomas Jefferson University - The Role of Exosomal β1 Integrin/Src pathway in the Radiation Therapy Response

Andrew Hill, LaTrobe University, Australia - The role of extracellular vesicles in neurodegenerative diseases

Kristopher Genschmer, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham - Exosomes from activated human neutrophils contain active neutrophil elastase that can degrade lung extracellular matrix

10:10-10:30AM Break

Randy Carney, UC Davis - Vibrational spectroscopy as a tool for fingerprinting tumor exosomes

John Lewis, University of Alberta Canada - Extracellular vesicle blood fingerprinting to distinguish between patients with indolent and aggressive prostate cancer at diagnosis

Andrew Hoffman, Tufts University - Wharton’s Jelly mesenchymal stem cells exert TGF-B1 and monocyte dependent T cell suppression through extracellular vesicles

Vasiliy Chernyshev, Skoltech & MIPT, Russia - Can size exclusion chromatography become a standard technique for extracellular vesicle isolation?

Ashley Russell, West Virginia University - TNF-α, exosomes, and microRNAs: Contributions to neuroinflammation

Heather O’Neill, Caris - Adaptive Dynamic Artificial Poly-ligand Targeting™ (ADAPT) identifies aptamers involved in exosome biogenesis that discriminate between two prostate cancer cell lines

12:00-1:00PM Lunch
1:00-4:10PM Session VIII - Chair: Xandra Breakefield, MGH

Shivani Sharma, UCLA - Exo-nano-metrics: nanoscale structure and bio-molecular heterogeneity of single vesicles

Ikuhiko Nakase, Osaka Prefecture University - Exosome-based intracellular delivery system using artificial leucine-zipper peptides for receptor recognition and activation

Chioma Okeoma, Stony Brook University - The intricacies of exosomes in varied biological systems

Jiacong Guo, University of Southern California - PRAS40 is a pivotal regulator during microenvironmental stress signaling to exosomemediated secretion

Pasquale Sansone, Cornell University Medical School - Packaging of DNA:RNA hybrids in extracellular vesicles and their horizontal transfer in cancer

2:15-2:30PM Break

Dolores Di Vizio, Cedars Sinai Medical Center - Not all EVs are the Same: from Function to Biomarker

Marc Antonyak, Cornell University - Examining the roles of EVs in cancer progression

Bong Hwan Sung, Vanderbilt University - Chemotaxis and directionally persistent migration of cancer cells is promoted by exosome secretion

Elizabeth Hutchins, TGen - Profiling extracellular circular RNA expression in biofluids

Martin Schlumpberger, Qiagen - New Workflows Enabling Cancer RNA Biomarker Detection from Exosomes and other Extracellular Vesicles (EVs)

Ting-Wen Lo, University of Michigan - Microfluidic technologies for the isolation and characterization of circulating extracellular vesicles and evaluation of their functional role in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Hui-Ling Chiang, Pennsylvania State University - Endocytosis and trafficking of exosomes to lysosomes

4:25-6:00PM Break
6:00-7:00PM Dinner
7:00-9:00PM Session IX - Chair: Chioma Okeoma, Stony Brook University

Xandra Breakefield, Massachusetts General Hospital - Extracellular Vesicles as EVocators in Brain Tumors

Michael Graner, University of Colorado - Glioma Extracellular Vesicles and Astrocytes: Conversion to the Dark Side

Robert Raffai, UCSF - Cushioned–Density Gradient Ultracentrifugation (C–DGUC): a Refined and High Performance Method for the Isolation, Characterization & Use of Exosomes

Jennifer Jones, NCI/NIH - Development of a Multiplex-To-Single Exosome Analysis (MT-SEA) Pipeline to Characterize Exosomes Associated with Tumor Progression and Responses to Treatment

Susanne Gabrielsson, Gothenburg University - Exosomes as immunotherapy for cancer

Louise Laurent, UCSD - Placenta-specific miRNAs are carried by a distinct population of EVs in maternal serum

9:00-11:00PM Reception 
Thursday Oct 12, 2017
9:00-12:00AM Session X - Chair: Raghu Kalluri, MD Anderson

Raghu Kalluri, MD Anderson - Exploiting exosomes for treatment of cancer

Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, University of Pennsylvania - Exosomes in transplant tolerance and rejection

Fatah Kashanchi, George Mason University - Effect of exosomes on cART HIV-1 infected latent model

David Meckes, Florida State University - Ceramide- and CD63-dependent trafficking of Epstein-Barr virus LMP1 to extracellular vesicles

Masafumi Ito, TMIG, Japan (Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology) - Promotion of angiogenesis by exosomes expressing carbonic anhydrase 9

10:10-10:30AM Break

Wei Seong Toh, National University (NUS), Singapore - Exosome-based cartilage regeneration therapy

Sang-Soo Lee, KAIST Korea - Multi-dimensional characterization of extracellular vesicles in ultra-centrifugal fractions

Pieter Vader, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands - Improved isolation and hydrogel-based controlled release of cardiac progenitor cellderived extracellular vesicles for cardiac repair

Jiujiu Yu, University of Nebraska - Inhibitory effects of ginger exosomes on NLRP3 inflammasome activation

Geoffrey de Couto, Cedars Sinai Medical Center - Macrophages preferentially endocytose systemically-delivered exosomes at steady state or during acute inflammation

12:00-1:00PM Lunch
1:00-4:00PM Session XI - Chair: Stephen Gould, Johns Hopkins University

Jason Howitt, Florey Institute, Australia - Investigating the in vivo trafficking and function of exosomes

Richard Van Krieken, McMaster University Canada - SREBP-1 is a novel regulator of the TβRI through exosomal secretion

Mikhail Skliar, University of Utah - Membrane Proteins Significantly Restrict Exosome Mobility

Julie Saugstad, Oregon Health & Science University - MicroRNA Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease in Human Cerebrospinal Fluid

2:20-2:40PM Break

Francis Fordjour, Johns Hopkins University - Exosome biogenesis in the absence of CD63, CD81, and CD9

Li Fang Yang, Eastern Virginia Medical School - New Insights into Prostate Cancer Metastatic Biomarkers from Exosomal Proteome Analysis

Derek Russell, University of Alabama at Birmingham - A passive mechanism of protein loading onto exosomes: the activated neutrophil exosome and neutrophil elastase

Robert Kitchen, Exosome Diagnostics - Sequencing of exosomal mRNA and lncRNA across 4 biofluids reveals distinct abundance profiles and biomarker opportunities

Stephen J. Gould, Johns Hopkins University - ExoMap-1 and exoMap-2 mice: models for studying tissue specific exosome biogenesis, composition, and trafficking in vivo

4:00PM Meeting Close