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First Meeting of the Portuguese Network on Extracellular Vesicles (PNEV)
 

13-14 September 2021 | i3S, Porto, Portugal

 

 

 

Welcome,

This will be the first meeting of the Portuguese Network on Extracellular Vesicles (PNEV), aiming to bring together researchers and students working in Portugal in the field of Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) in Health and Disease. The meeting, unfortunately, had to be postponed for the past year, due to the pandemic of Covid-19, but we are now in the position to plan it as a face-to-face meeting for September 2021.

It is expected that this meeting, which will be held at i3S in the beautiful city of Porto - Portugal, will help to establish national collaborations in this area of research, promoting scientific and technical advances in this research field. The program will consist of four invited talks, by internationally recognized speakers from various EV societies or associations and by several selected oral presentations. The meeting is organized in four sessions:

I) Methods for EVs isolation and characterization;
II) EVs in infection and immunity;
III) EVs in tissue repair;
IV) EVs in cancer.

The event will also include a general meeting of the PNEV members, during which future directions of the PNEV will be discussed, together with a debate on how to collaborate with other networks, associations or societies in the field of EVs around the world.  A social program will also be included, to promote interaction between all attendees.

We sincerely hope that this meeting will contribute to promoting outstanding research on EVs in Portugal.

 

The organizers,
Anabela Cordeiro da Silva, M. Helena Vasconcelos, Susana Santos
(PNEV coordinators)

 

Organization

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Anabela Cordeiro da Silva, i3S and FFUP
M. Helena Vasconcelos, i3S and FFUP
Susana Santos, i3S and ICBAS

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE:
Alexandra Fernandes, FCT-NOVA
Ana Gabriela Henriques, iBiMED
Anabela Cordeiro da Silva, i3S
António Pedro Alves Matos, CiiEM
António Salgado, ICVS
Dina Simes, CCMAR
Dora Brites, iMed.ULisboa
Duarte Toubarro, Univ. Açores
Henrique Girão, iCBR
Hernando Del Portillo, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain (Representative of GEIVEX)
Inês Pinto, INL
Júlia Costa, ITQB, NOVA
Lino Ferreira, FMUC
Lorraine O’ Driscoll, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (Representative of ISEV)
M. Helena Vasconcelos, i3S
Maria João Amorim, IGC
Rune Matthiesen, CEDOQ
Susana Santos, i3S
Teresa Gonçalves, CNC
Verónica Romão, INESC-MN

 

Program

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM


DAY 1 | 13th September

8:50 REGISTRATION

9:20 – 9:30 OPENING SESSION

 

9:30 – 11:00 SESSION I: METHODS FOR EVs ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION
Chair: António Salgado

9:30 – 10:15 “Current methods for EVs isolation and characterisation: strengths, weaknesses and opportunities”
Lorraine O’ Driscoll, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

10:15 – 11:00 3 selected oral presentations

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee-Break

 

11:30 – 13:00 SESSION II: EVs IN INFECTION AND IMMUNITY
Chair: Anabela Cordeiro-da-Silva, FFUP/i3S

11:30 – 12:15 “Unveiling the role of reticulocyte-derived exosomes in natural infections of Plasmodium vivax
Hernando Del Portillo, ISGlobal Institute for Global Health, Hospital Clínic - Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain and IGTP Institut d’Investigació Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona, Spain.

12:15 – 13:00 3 selected oral presentations

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break and Poster (or Speed Talk) Presentations

 

14:30 - 16:00 SESSION III: EVs in TISSUE REPAIR
Chair: Susana Santos, i3S

14:30 – 15:15 “Possible roles of extracellular vesicles in the regulation of joint homeostasis”
Marca Wauben, Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Utrecht University.

15:15 – 16:00 3 selected oral presentations
    
16:00 -16:30 Coffee Break

 

16:30 – 18:00 General Meeting of all PNEV members

19:30 Dinner

 


DAY 2 | 14th September

9:30 - 12.15 SESSION IV: EVs IN CANCER
Chair: Helena Vasconcelos, FFUP/i3S

9:30 – 10:15 “EV-based biomarkers for cancer”
An Hendrix, Laboratory of Experimental Cancer Research, University of Gent, Belgium

10:15 – 11:00 3 selected oral presentations

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee-break

11:30 – 12:15 3 more selected oral presentations


12:15 – 13:00 Future perspectives, Prizes for best presentations and Closing session

 

 

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission deadline: 5th July 2021

Notification of acceptance will be given by the 12th of July
Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation, or for poster (which may be replaced by speed talk presentation, according to the pandemic situation).

 

Abstract template >>

Abstract submission >>

 

Registration

The meeting will be held at Mariano Gago Auditorium (i3S) with video transmission to the Corino de Andrade Auditorium if necessary.

The event is limited to 85 participants, in order to ensure the personal hygiene' rules and an adequate social contact conduct. AT THE MOMENT THIS NUMBER IS NEARLY REACHED AND FOR THAT REASON WE CAN NOW ONLY ACCEPT REGISTRATION FROM PRESENTING AUTHORS AND MEMBERS FROM THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE. If the pandemic context allows more participants, we will reopen registrations later. 
If you wish to stay in the waiting list, please send an e-mail to events@i3s.up.pt.

 

Fees:
The registration fee includes coffee-breaks and a lunch box.

 

Before 23rd July 2021
Payment deadline: 30 July

Until the 1st of September 2021
Payment deadline: 1 September

     
Students * 60€ 100 €
Other participants 120€ 240€
Dinner (optional) 40€ --------

*Proof of student registration in the academic year 2020/2021 must be uploaded during registration.        

 

Registration form »

 

More information:
Events Management Unit | Rua Alfredo Allen 208 | 4200-135 Porto, Portugal
Email: events@i3s.up.pt | Tel: +351 226 074 900

 

 

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