Biology of Extracellular Vesicles

Suzhou, China 
November 12-16, 2018  
Abstract deadline: September 21, 2018

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Organized by:

Raghu Kalluri, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

Graça Raposo, Institut Curie, FRANCE

Li Yu, Tsinghua University, CHINA




We are pleased to announce the Cold Spring Harbor Asia conference on Biology of Extracellular Vesicles which will be held in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. The conference will begin at 7:00pm on the evening of Monday November 12, and will conclude after lunch on November 16, 2018.

The conference will include eight oral sessions and one poster session covering the latest findings across many topics in extracellular vesicles. Many talks will be selected from the openly submitted abstracts on the basis of scientific merit and relevance. Social events throughout the conference provide ample opportunity for informal interactions.

Major Topics:
1、The cell biology of extracellular vesicle biogenesis
2、Exosome biology
3、Methods to detect extracellular vesicles
4、The biological functions of extracellular vesicles
5、Extracellular vesicles in diseases

Keynote Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Philip Stahl, Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Abstract title: The Rise of an Extracellular Vesicle Paradigm of Cellular Communication

Invited Speakers (Speaker, Affiliation, COUNTRY/Region):
Maureen Barr, Rutgers University, USA
Abstract title: C. elegans sex, cilia, and extracellular vesicles: Links to human disease
Alain Brisson, UMR-CBMN CNRS-Université de Bordeaux, FRANCE
Abstract title: Imaging extracellular vesicles by immuno-cryo-electron microscopy
Jayanta Debnath, University of California San Francisco, USA
Abstract title: An LC3-dependent functional circuit that specifies extracellular vesicle loading and secretion.
Dolores Di Vizio, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA
Abstract title: Biological functions and methods of detection of large oncosomes in cancer
Crislyn D'Souza-Schorey, University of Notre Dame, USA
Abstract title: Coordinated regulation of tumor microvesicle biogenesis and cell invasion
David M. Feliciano, Clemson University, USA
Abstract title: Immunomodulatory roles of extracellular vesicles during brain development
Stephen Gould, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA
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Wei Guo, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Abstract title: Melanoma-derived Exosomes in Checkpoint-mediated Immune Suppression
Michael Heller, University of California, San Diego, USA
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E.N.M. (Esther) Nolte-t Hoen, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Abstract title: Intricate relationships between naked viruses and extracellular vesicles
Raghu Kalluri, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Abstract title: Exploiting the biology of exosomes for diagnosis and therapy for pancreatic cancer
Valerie Lebleu, MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States
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L. James Lee, The Ohio State Unviersity, USA
Abstract title: Extracellular vesicular RNAs can be used for cancer diagnosis and therapy
Jan Lötvall, University of Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Abstract title: Diversity of extracellular vesicles—Implication for diagnostics
David C. Lyden, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
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Sónia Melo, University of Porto, PORTUGAL
Abstract title: Targeting exosomes in pancreatic cancer
Andreas Möller, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, AUSTRALIA
Abstract title: Tumor-derived exosomes antagonize innate antiviral immunity
Janusz Rak, McGill University, CANADA
Abstract title: Oncogenic and epigenetic events as regulators of extracellular vesicle-mediated cellular communication in cancer
Graça Raposo, Institut Curie, FRANCE
Abstract title: The cell biology and functions of extracellular vesicles— A view from immunity to pigmentation and development
Guillaume van Niel, Institut Curie, FRANCE
Abstract title: Live tracking of inter-organ communication by endogenous exosomes in vivo
Zhuyuan Wang, Southeast University, CHINA
Abstract title: Super resolution imaging of exosomes
Kenneth Witwer, The Johns Hopkins University, USA
Abstract title: Brain tissue and biofluids extracellular vesicles in lentiviral infection and central nervous system disease
Hang Yin, Tsinghua University, CHINA
Abstract title: Membrane curvature and lipid composition sensors targeting extracellular vesicles
Li Yu, Tsinghua University, China
Abstract title: Migrasome and migracytosis
Long Zhang, Zhejiang University, CHINA
Abstract title: Tumor-derived exosomes antagonize innate antiviral immunity
Lei Zheng, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, CHINA
Abstract title: Analysis and clinical applications Exosome for liquid biopsy of cancer
Andries Zijlstra, Vanderbilt University, USA
Abstract title: Tissue-based detection of large oncosome biogenesis associated with nuclear membrane instability and its clinical significance in prostate cancer

We encourage abstracts to contain new and unpublished materials. The abstracts must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers. Status (fellow's talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers. 

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. A certain number of presentations by graduate students and postdocs in this conference will be selected as fellowship (USD $100-$500) awards. For more details, please visit Stipends

We look forward to seeing you at Suzhou in November, 2018.

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Please kindly note:

1. Registration includes food, but does NOT include Housing. Due to requests from participants to provide more housing at lower prices, we have expanded our housing options to include some lower priced nearby hotels. After completing the online registration, you will receive a link to the full list of housing options.
*Reference Room Rate:
CNY 500 per standard room per night in the Conference Hotel (Worldhotel Grand Dushulake Suzhou)
Up from CNY 200 per standard room per night in nearby budget hotels (within 5 km)
CNY 400-700 per standard room per night in nearby 4-5 star hotels

2. The meeting registration is an integral package. We encourage all our participants to stay for the full meeting period and communicate with each other. No refund/discount or day pass is available for partial participation.

3. The early price will be available if the full payment is finished before the exact due date.
For USD participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if we could not successfully charge the payment from your registered credit card before the deadline.
For CNY participants, we will automatically change your package price to the update one if our bank account could not receive your full payment by wire transfer before the deadline.

4. For late registrations, your registration materials may not be guaranteed since the order is usually made in advance.

5. Please inform us your special request on food (vegetarian, kosher…etc.) or other things during the online registration or email us as early as possible so that we could make relevant arrangement accordingly.

6. Student package is exclusively designed for all the graduate, undergraduate and doctor students who have not received the doctor degree. (Student ID will be required upon arrival).

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