Monday, 20 September 2021– 2nd Symposium EVIta

Welcoming Day



Registration and Welcome coffee 




Showcase of International collaborative projects and networks on Extracellular Vesicles.
Chairs: Marcella Chiari, Annalisa Radeghieri

Angelo Poletti, Università degli Studi Di Milano, MIUR-PRIN 2017, Project acronym Ex-ALS

Caterina Nardella, Laboratory of Computational and Functional Oncology Department of Cellular, Computational and Integrative Biology – CIBIO, Trento University, AIRC Accelerator Award, project acronym PRIME
Gabriella Pocsfalvi, Institute of Biosciences and BioResources (IBBR-CNR), Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme MSCA, project acronym GreenEV and CNR-CINVESTAV joint proposal, project acronym mEVChip
Antonella Bongiovanni, Institute for Biomedical Research and Innovation (IRIB) -
National Research Council (CNR) of Italy Horizon 2020 - FETOpen project (2018-2022), acronym VES4US
Lucia Paolini, University of Brescia, Research center for colloids and nanoscience(CSGI), Horizon 2020 - FETOpen project (2018-2022), acronym evFOUNDRY
Andrea Zendrini, University of Brescia, Research center for colloids and nanoscience(CSGI), H2020-EU.1.2.2. - FET Proactive, project acronym BOW
Marina Cretich, Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie Chimiche "Giulio Natta" (SCITEC-CNR), H2020-EU.1.2.2. - FET Proactive, project acronym Marvel


Opening Ceremony


17.30 - 19.00

Invited Lecture Session

Chairs: Benedetta Bussolati, Annalisa Radeghieri


Invited Lecture 1

Edit I Buzas - Interactions of the extracellular vesicle surface



Invited Lecture 2

Rossella Crescitelli - Extracellular vesicles from tissue: optimization of isolation method and their effect on melanoma growth reduction.


18.30- 19.00

Invited Lecture 3

Riccardo Alessandro - Plant EVs: from research to possible therapeutic applications.


18.30- 19.00


Round Table

New landscapes in EV research and applications.
Chairs: Benedetta Bussolati- Annalisa Radeghieri and project coordinators.



Restaurant “La veranda”


Thusday, 21 September 2021– 2nd Symposium EVIta

1st Day

9.00 - 9.30

Invited Lecture

Chairs: Stefania Bruno, Lorenza Lazzari
Bernd Giebel - Mesenchymal Stem Cell-derived Extracellular Vesicles: a Potential New Tool in Regenerative Medicine.

9.00 - 9.30


Oral presentations - EV isolation and characterization.

Chairs: Stefania Bruno, Lorenza Lazzari

Dario Brambilla - INDEX: development of an integrated platform to provide EV-based liquid biopsy for lung cancer.

Ramila Mammadova - Identification of viral particles copurifying with tomato-derived nanovesicles by shotgun proteomics.

Giorgia Adamo - Extracellular vesicles from microalgae: anti-oxidant bioactivity and cellular uptake studies.

Andrea Zendrini - Specific antithrombin glycoforms adsorb onto plasma extracellular vesicles.


Coffee break



Oral presentations - EV biomarkers and therapeutics.

Chairs: Marina Cretich, Gabriella Pocsfalvi

Orazio Fortunato - Circulating extracellular vesicles as biomarkers of response for immune-checkpoint inhibitors in advanced NSCLC.

Manuela Basso - Decoding distinctive features of plasma extracellular vesicles in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Ambra Costa - Human amniotic fluid stem cell-extracellular vesicles support cardiomyocyte renewal.

Mario Barilani - Human induced pluripotent stem cells as inexhaustible source of extracellular vesicles for acellular therapy.

Loredana Casalis - Extracellular vesicle-model membranes interaction: a non-total fusion mechanism.



Restaurant “La veranda”



Poster Session 1 - Coffee break

from n. 1 to n. 37

Poster List


Sponsor Session

Beckman Coulter - Pure preparations, proven reagents and accurate characterizations – 2021 update on BEC LS solutions supporting Exosomes & Extracellular Vesicles research.

Alfatest - Are we facing Exosomes?

Schaefer South-est Europe - Extracellular Vesicles: Automating your Research for Isolation and Accurate Single Particle Characterization.

Particle Metrix GmbH - Improvements in fluorescent Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis : Reliable characterization of Extracellular Vesicles.

Luminex Corp - High resolution flow cytometric analysis of extracellular vesicles with the Luminex Amnis-Cellstream Instrument.

ONI – Oxford Nanoimaging - Single-molecule imaging of extracellular vesicles below the diffraction limit.



Oral presentations

Chairs: Cristina Grange, Nunzio Iraci.

Session 1- EVs and COVID-19.

Balbi Carolina - Circulating extracellular vesicles are endowed with enhanced procoagulant activity in SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Roberta Verta - Generation of spike-extracellular vesicles (S-EVs) as a tool to mimic SARS-CoV-2 interaction with host cells.

Session 2- Model systems.

Pamela Santonicola - Caenorhabditis elegans as model system to study EV bioactivity and biodistribution in vivo.

Ferrari Luca - Extracellular vesicles carrying human endogenous retroviruses as modulators of immune response after environmental stimuli: functional studies in the zebrafish model.


Gala Dinner

Auditorium Sala Pascoli


Wednesday, 22 September 2021– 2nd Symposium EVIta

2nd Day


General assembly EVIta members



Oral presentations - EVs in pathogenesis of diseases.

Chairs: Marina Camera, Maria Felice Brizzi

Loredana Leggio - Astrocyte-derived extracellular vesicles from specific brain regions rescue apoptosis and preserve mitochondrial function in a cellular model of Parkinson’s disease.

Silvia Picciolini - Evaluation of neural extracellular vesicles release after the inhibition of neutral sphingomyelinase in acute brain injury.

Serena Maggio - Pro-inflammatory activity of extracellular vesicles released by senescent-like muscle cells.

Noemi Torriero - The role of oxygen tension on 3D Neuroblastoma spheroids and their shredded exosomes: could hypoxic exosomes modulate Mesenchymal Stem Cells behavior?

Malvina Koni - nEVs increase tumor metastasis in a 4T1 mouse triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) model.


Poster session 2 - Coffee break

from n. 38 to n. 76

Poster list



Final lecture

Chair: Antonella Bongiovanni.

Dolores Di Vizio - Heterogeneity of Extracellular Vesicles in Interferon Pathway Activation


Wrap up, awards and closing remarks




Restaurant “La veranda”

All congress events will take place in the Auditorium Sala Pascoli
(Congress Center, ground floor)

Meals will be at the restaurant “La veranda” (main building ground floor)
Gala dinner in Auditorium Sala Pascoli

Sponsors exhibition will be at 1st floor
Poster exhibition will be at 1st floor

Italian Society for Extracellular Vesicles - EVIta

About EVIta Symposium

20-22 September    

2nd EVIta Symposium