Click here to read the ISEV2019 Abstract Book. 

This will be the first ISEV Annual Meeting held in Asia-Pacific, with Kyoto, Japan serving as the host city. 

The International Society for Extracellular Vesicles is the is the premier international conference of extracellular vesicle research, covering the latest in exosomes, microvesicles and more.  With an anticipated 1,000 attendees, ISEV2019 will feature presentations from the top researchers in the field, as well as providing opportunities for talks from students and early career researchers.

Event Details:

When: 24 - 28 April 2019 (Education Day 24 April)

Where: Kyoto, Japan


606-8343 Kyoto Prefecture

Kyoto, Sakyo Ward

Okazaki Seishojicho, 9-1


ISEV2019 IOC Chair Welcome Letter

Dear Colleagues,

            It is my pleasure to invite you to the 8th Congress of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV2019), to be held April 24-28 at the Miyakomesse in Kyoto, Japan.  This annual meeting is first meeting held in Asian-pacific region. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an annual meeting that has proven to be a valuable resource for colleagues and scientists from around the world that gather together for the most unique educational experience in Extracellular Vesicles. The congress will cover all biological basic aspects related to exosomes, microvesicles, apoptotic bodies and synthetic vesicles, as well as their clinical and translational researches.

                It will be a unique occasion to interact with experts and top-researchers, to get new ideas, but also, to contribute in the development of this growing and passionate field with opportunities to impact in different socio-economical areas including the food industry, environment and, importantly, clinics.

In collaboration with the international organizing committee and the ISEV Board of Director; An effective and dynamic program that will include educational sessions for beginners, along with the latest advances of the field touching both fundamental and clinical aspects.; will be developed.  The program will offer ample opportunities to engage speakers and colleagues in both large and small settings, appealing to every learning style and the customized education you want. Our speakers will present the latest research and advances, coupled with their expert interpretation of how this information applies to your own research and practice. The Exhibition will allow opportunity to interact closely with companies leading the development of new tools for studying Extracellular Vesicles. 

                The congress is to be held in a convention centre in Kyoto, one of Japans largest cities.  Several temples, shrines and other historical structures offer a rare link between modern life in the city and its ancient past.  Kyoto offers a sensational cultural experience with the chance to see Geishas, Sumo Wrestling, and sublime Zen gardens.

Here’s a few reasons why you should attend ISEV2019:

  • Customized education is possible, because researchers are freely able to attend sessions of interest under multiple tracks.
  • Largest EV research community. ISEV2019 is the only global meeting with over 1000 EV scientists presenting over 500 abstracts.
  • Interactive format. Benefit from group discussions and Q&A sessions to discuss how you can overcome both unique and everyday challenges.
  • Location. A cultural and fantastic location makes an unparalleled experience to any other EV meeting!
  • Networking time. Mingle with colleagues and speakers during our Networking Event.

              In summary, the scope and eminence of the scientific conversation along with the location make ISEV2019 the top meeting in Extracellular Vesicles.  Register early and save! Take advantage of the early-bird discounts and become a member if you aren’t already to save more – click here to become a member! Your participation means a lot to me, to your colleagues and to the ISEV community.  Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to welcoming you to Kyoto in April 2019.

Sincerely yours,

Hidetoshi Tahara
ISEV2019 Chair





Hidetoshi Tahara, PhD

Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology

 Hiroshima University Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences

Hiroshima, Japan


Andrew Hill, PhD

ISEV President

Professor and Director

La Trobe Institute for Molecular Sciences 

La Trobe University

Melbourne, Australia


Carolina Soekmadji, PhD

Principal Investigator

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute




Cherie Blenkiron, PhD

Associate Director, Senior Research Fellow

University of Auckland

New Zealand



Edit Buzas, PhD

Professor and Chairman

Semmelweis University

ISEV Board Member

ISEV Chair of Education Subcommittee

ISEV Chair of ISEV2016

Budapest, Hungary



Hubert Yin, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Colorado Boulder




Juan Falcon Perez, PhD

IKERBASQUE Research Professor

CIC bioGUNE - Centro de Investigacion

Cooperativa en Biociencias




Kazunari Akiyoshi, PhD

Department of Polymer Chemistry

Graduate School of Engineering

Kyoto University




Kenneth W. Witwer, PhD

ISEV Chair of Science and Meetings Subcommittee

Associate Professor

Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology

Johns Hopkins University

School of Medicine

Baltimore, Maryland



Kyoko Hida, PhD

Vascular Biology, Frontier Research Unit

 Institute for Genetic Medicine

Hokkaido University




Lei Zheng

Dean of Department of Laboratory Medicine

Nanfang Hospital

Southern Medical University




Marca Wauben, PhD


Utrecht University

ISEV Secretary General

Chair of ISEV2014

Utrecht, Nederland


                  Mariko Ikuo, PhD 

Assistant Professor

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences



Masahiko Kuroda, PhD

Division of Molecular Pathology

Tokyo Medical University






Nobuyoshi Kosaka, PhD

Division of Molecular and Cellular Medicine

National Cancer Center Research Institute






Ryou-u Takahashi, PhD

Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology

Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences

Hiroshima University




Sai-Kiang Lim, PhD

Research Director Institute of Medical Biology

A* STAR Singapore




Susmita Sahoo, PhD

Assistant Professor

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

ISEV Board Member

ISEV2017 IOC Chair

New York, USA


Takahiro Ochiya, PhD

Division of Molecular and Cellular Medicine

National Cancer Center Research Institute




Tang-Long Shen, PhD

Professor Laboratory of Cell Biology

Acting Director Center for Biotechnology

National Taiwan University




Yong Song Gho, PhD

Professor Department of Life Sciences


Editor in Chief Journal of Extracellular Vesicles



Yoshinobu Takakura, PhD

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science

Kyoto University




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ISEV2019 Annual Meeting 
Young Investigator Scholarship Application

Yiyao Huang

Abstract Title: Brain tissue-derived extracellular vesicles of Alzheimer’s disease patients with different apolipoprotein E genotypes

Rogers Nahui Palomino

Abstract Title: Extracellular vesicles released by commensal Lactobacillus suppress HIV-1 infection


Zach Troyer

Abstract Title:Fusion of extracellular vesicles (EVs) and delivery of internal EV cargos to host cells is dependent upon circulating or endogenous viral envelope proteins 


Marie-Eve Wedge

Abstract Title: Combining virus-based therapeutics and EV therapy for the treatment of pancreatic cancer


Bruno Adonai Gonzalez Nolasco

Abstract Title: Prolongation of allograft survival via donor MHC chimerism induced by extracellular vesicles


Zhigang Li

Abstract Title: Astrocyte-derived extracellular vesicles shed in response to IL-1beta up-regulate amyloidogenic processing in neurons


Winnie W. Hui

Abstract Title: Macrophage-derived exosomes encapsulate Salmonella antigens and stimulate the activation of Type 1 T-helper cells in vivo

Saigopalakris Yerneni

Abstract Title: Deciphering Extracellular Vesicle Mediated Host-Pathogen Interaction in Streptococcus pneumoniae


Luz M. Cumba Garcia

Abstract Title: miRNA signature derived from GBM plasma exosomes as a diagnostic biomarker


Dakota D. Gustafson

Abstract Title: Circulating extracellular vesicle-associated microRNAs as predictive biomarkers of cardiovascular complications in end-stage renal disease


Amanda Khoo

Abstract Title: Proteomics of urine-derived extracellular vesicles to identify biomarkers of prostate cancer risk groups


Anthony Yan Wu

Abstract Title: From Nanoscale to Organisms: A Multi-resolution Imaging System of Endogenously Released Extracellular Vesicles with Bioluminescence Resonance Energy Transfer



Yueyuan Zhou

Abstract Title: Extracellular vesicles derived from AT-MSCs mediated miR-424 delivery promote apoptosis via the PD-L1/PD-1 pathway in TNBC


Yoshihiko Shimazawa

Abstract Title: Tissue distribution of extracellular vesicle-binding proteins after in vivo gene transfer into mice


Thanh Kha Phan

Abstract Title: Emerging role of L-type calcium channel-mediated calcium influx in regulating apoptotic bodies formation


Daisuke Sasaki

Abstract Title: Preparation, characterization, and cellular interaction of edible plant-derived nanoparticles


Domenico D'Atri

Abstract Title: Nano-Ghosts: mesenchymal stem cells derived nanoparticles as a novel approach for cartilage regeneration.

Li Min

Abstract Title: Evaluation of circulating extracellular vesicles derived miRNAs as biomarkers of early colon cancer: a comparison with plasma total miRNAs


Ye Feng

Abstract Title: Exosomal miRNA-19b-3p of tubular epithelial cell promotes M1 macrophage activation in kidney injury


Bo Li

Abstract Title: Aggregation-Induced Emission Probe/Graphene Oxide Aptasensor for Label-Free and “Turn-On” Fluorescent Aptasensor for Cancerous Exosomes


Sebastian Sjoqvist

Abstract Title: Exosomes from periodontal ligament-derived cells promote cutaneous wound healing and topical application is superior to local injection


Oliver G. de Jong

Abstract Title: A novel CRISPR/Cas9-based reporter system enables detection of EV-mediated functional transfer of RNAs on a single-cell level


Maximiliane Schuldner

Abstract Title: Molecular basis for contradictive roles of melanoma-derived EVs in metastasis


Roberta Palmulli

Abstract Title: Interdependency of the multiple endosomal sorting mechanisms influencing exosome biogenesis


Giulia D'Arrigo

Abstract Title: Investigating Microvesicle motion on neuron surface through optical tweezers


Ekaterina Lisitsyna

Abstract Title: State of the art microscopy for live cell study of the extracellular vesicle-mediated drug delivery

Elli Papadimitriou

Abstract Title: Urinary extracellular vesicles improve the recovery of renal function in an Acute Tubular Injury model restoring Klotho levels

Aleksandra Gasecka

Abstract Title: Platelet extracellular vesicles as first liquid biopsy biomarkers to diagnose acute ischaemic stroke

Estefania Lozano-Andres

Abstract Title: Influence of lipoprotein particles in extracellular vesicle analysis by single particle flow cytometry


Ellie Tedford

Abstract Title: The role of extracellular vesicles in neurophysiological changes induced by chronic Toxoplasma gondii infection


Joeri Tulkens

Abstract Title: Increased levels of systemic LPS-positive bacterial extracellular vesicles in patients with intestinal barrier dysfunction


Adrian Varela-Vazquea

Abstract Title: Non-SUMOylated Cx43 changes the recruitment of cellular components into exosomes switching the role of these vesicles in metastatic melanoma