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EVE Consortium Seminar

First National EVE Consortium Seminar
10th February 2021 at 12.00 – 18.00 EET, Online event

The seminar is open to all interested in extracellular vesicle research and it offers excellent window to important topics in EV research: methodological challenges, the state of the art in the development of EV therapies and the use of EVs as tools for better diagnostics.

Internationally recognised EV researchers and leading teams of EV research in Finland will present their vision on these topics. Same time this seminar offers a unique possibility to hear how Finland is moving in this field of nanoscale biotechnology and who are the parties in this National Consortium funded by Business Finland and its company parties.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the seminar will be held in TEAMS and the participant number is limited to 200. 

Do not miss this opportunity and register through this link EVE SEMINAR 2021.

Tentative schedule


12:00     EVE consortium, the combination of academy and industry
Saara Laitinen, Finnish Red Cross Blood Service

12:25     Session 1: Extracellular vesicles as therapeutics
Chair: Saara Laitinen, Finnish Red Cross Blood Service

12:30      Extracellular vesicles: The translation from bench to bedside
Prof. Bernd Giebel, Institute for Transfusion Medicine, University Hospital Essen

13:15      Extracellular vesicles in drug delivery
Prof. Marjo Yliperttula, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki

13:30      Platelet-derived extracellular vesicles
Adj. Prof. Pia Siljander, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki

13:45      Q&A, closing the session

14:00      Industry Partner Presentations + Break

14:25     Session 2: Extracellular vesicles as biomarkers
Chair: Prof. Tarja Malm, A. I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences,
University of Eastern Finland

14:30      Extracellular vesicle biomarkers in the brain
Assoc. Prof. Kenneth Witwer, Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology; Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Johns Hopkins University

15:15      Extracellular vesicles as the future of biobanking
Prof. Arto Mannermaa, School of Medicine, University of Eastern Finland; Biobank of Eastern Finland

15:30      The use of pluripotent stem cells in extracellular vesicle research
Riikka Martikainen, A. I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences,
University of Eastern Finland

15:45      Q&A, closing the session

16:00       Industry Partner Presentations + Break

16:25      Session 3: Technological advancements in extracellular vesicle research
Chair: Tapani Viitala, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki

16:30      Standardization of concentration measurements of extracellular vesicles for medical diagnoses
PI Rienk Nieuwland & Asst. Prof. Edwin van der Pol, Laboratory Experimental Clinical Chemistry; Vesicle Observation Center, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam

17:15      Fluorescence lifetime-imaging microscopy and extracellular vesicle research
Adj. Prof. Elina Vuorimaa-Laukkanen, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences,
Tampere University

17:30      Microfluidics applications in extracellular vesicle research
Leena Hakalahti, VTT

17:45      Q&A, closing the session

18:00      Conclusions and closing words