2nd meeting of the Portuguese Network on Extracellular Vesicles


The 2nd meeting of the Portuguese Network on Extracellular Vesicles will be held in 22nd and 23rd June 2023 in NOVA medical School. 





The program will include 2 plenaries and 4 invited talks from international and national speakers that excel in this research field, together with 16 oral presentations and poster sessions, to allow the Portuguese researchers and students to present their outstanding work in the field of extracellular vesicles (EVs). 

The event will be divided into 4 different areas:

  • EVs in cancer
  • EVs in infection and immunity
  • EVs in tissue regeneration and degeneration
  • EVs in neurobiology and metabolic diseases

The program will also include a general meeting of the PNEV members to discuss future directions of the organization.  


We hope that this meeting will help to consolidate the network and improve the excellent research on EVs in Portugal.

The organizers,

Alexandra Fernandes, Rune Matthiesen, Paulo Pereira, Catarina Roma-Rodrigues

Organizing committee

  • Alexandra R. Fernandes, FCT-NOVA
  • Rune Matthiesen, NMS-NOVA
  • Paulo Pereira, NMS-NOVA
  • Catarina Roma-Rodrigues, FCT-NOVA


Scientific committee

  • Alexandra Fernandes, FCT-NOVA
  • Ana Gabriela Henriques, iBiMed
  • Anabela Cordeiro da Silva, i3S
  • António Salgado, ICVS
  • Bruno Costa-Silva, Champalimaud Research
  • Carmen Fernandez-Becerra, Univ Barcelona, Spain (Representative of Geivex)
  • Catarina Roma-Rodrigues, FCT-NOVA
  • Dina Simes, CCMAR
  • Dora Brites, iMed-ULisboa
  • Duarte Toubarro, Univ Açores
  • Elisabete Fernandes, INL
  • Henrique Girão, iCBR
  • Júlia Costa, ITQB-NOVA
  • Lino Ferreira, FMUC
  • Lorraine O'Driscoll, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (Representative of ISEV)
  • M. Helena Vasconcelos, i3S
  • Paulo Pereira, NMS-NOVA
  • Pedro V. Baptista, FCT-NOVA
  • Rune Matthiesen, NMS-NOVA
  • Susana Santos, i3S
  • Teresa Gonçalves, CNC
  • Verónica Romão, INESC-MN




Day 1: 22nd June 2023


8h30  Registration

8h50 - 9h00 Opening session

9h00 – 10h00 Invited Plenary: Graça Raposo

10h-10h30 Coffee break

10h30 – 12h15 Session I: EVs in cancer

10h30 – 11h15 Invited speaker: Juan Manuel Falcon

11h15 – 12h15 4 selected oral presentations

12h15 – 14h00 Lunch break and Posters session I and II

14h00 – 15h45 Session II: EVs in infection 

14h00 – 14h45 Invited speaker: Carmen Fernandez-Becerra 

14h45 – 15h45 4 selected oral presentations

15h45 – 16h00 Coffee break

16h00 – 17h30 General meeting of PNEV members

20h00 - 20h30 Dinner


Day 2: 23rd June 2023


9h00 – 10h00 Invited Plenary: Lorraine O’Driscoll

10h00 – 10h30 Coffee break

10h30 – 12h15 Session III: EVs in tissue degeneration and regeneration

10h30 – 11h15 Invited speaker: Susana Santos

11h15 – 12h15 4 selected oral presentations

12h15 – 14h00 Lunch break and Poster session III and IV 

14h00 – 15h45 Session IV: EVs in neurobiology and metabolic diseases

14h00 – 14h45 Invited speaker: Luís Pereira de Almeida

14h45 – 15h45 4 selected oral presentations

15h45 – 16h00  Coffee break

16h00 – 16h45  Prizes for best selected oral presentations and posters and closing session

Abstract submission deadline: 21st April 2023

Notification of acceptance will be given by the 5th May 2023.

Abstracts will be selected for oral or poster presentations.


More info soon

Registration fees

  Before 10th May 2023 After 10th May 2023
Students* 50€ 100€
Other participants 100€ 240€
Dinner (optional) 50€ 50€

* Proof of student registration in the academic year 2022/2023 must be uploaded during registration


REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Click for the registration form

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