Autumn meeting 2019

Joint meeting of BSCDB and BESEV

Extracellular vesicles

Messenger organelles of homeostatis & disease


Date: October 17-18, 2019

Venue: University of Leuven - The Thermotechnical Institute - Castle of Arenberg

Organizers: An Hendrix (UGent), Christophe Pierreux (UCLouvain), Ingrid Struman (ULg), Pascale Zimmermann (KU Leuven)



Aims of the meeting

"The recently launched Belgian Society for Extracellular Vesicles (BESEV) and the Belgian Society for Cell and Developmental Biology (BSCDB) have invited 10 speakers amongst the world-wide leaders in the field of  “Extracellular vesicles: messenger organelles of homeostasis & disease”.

Invited speakers will present their most recent work and also address future directions and tough questions that remain in the EV field. This symposium aims to facilitate vigorous scientific discussion and speculation coupled with multiple opportunities for young biologists, engineers and clinicians to better understand the current challenges in the field. Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation."

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Confirmed speakers

Mattias Belting (Sweden)

Crislyn D'Souza Schorey (USA)

Bernd Giebel (Germany)

An Hendrix (Belgium)

Michiel Pegtel (the Netherlands)

Ingrid Struman (Belgium)

Clotilde Théry (France)

Guillaume van Niel (France)

Alissa Weaver (USA)

Pascale Zimmerman (Belgium & France)





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Abstract submission deadline: 13 September 2019

Register here

category Thursday
& Friday
before 13/09/2019 € 100 € 75 € 75
after 13/09/2019 € 125 € 100 € 100
Registration (paid BSCDB memberships)      
before 13/09/2019 € 75 € 50 € 50
after 13/09/2019 € 100 € 75 € 75
Social Event on Thursday      


Payment information

Please transfer the amount indicated in the registration mail by bank transfer to:

  • UCLouvain
  • IBAN: BE81 3630 4266 8724
  • Reference: BSCDB2019 + name



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