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Inaugural SOCRATES Scientific Meeting 2013 Programs & Speakers

Inaugural SOCRATES Scientific Meeting 2013

Exosomes and Microvesicles as Diagnostics & Therapeutics

24 – 25 October 2013

Matrix, A*STAR Biopolis, Singapore


Provisional Scientific Program

24 October 2013, Thursday (Day 1)

0800 – 0850hrs

Registration & Coffee/ Tea

0850 – 0855hrs

Welcome Speech

Prof Chuen Neng Lee

President SOCRATES

Chairman, University Surgical Cluster, NUHS, SINGAPORE

0855 – 0900hrs

Opening Address by Guest of Honour

Mr Chuan Poh Lim


0900 – 0930hrs

Clinical Applications for Extracellular Vesicles, An Overview

Prof Ralf Huss

Chief Scientific Officer, Apceth GmbH & Co. KG, GERMANY



Chairpersons: Dr Lim Sai Kiang / Prof Gerard Pasterkamp

0930 – 1000hrs

Circulating miRNAs in Prognosis and Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease

Prof Mark Richards

Professor in Medicine and Director

Cardiovascular Research Institute, NUHS, SINGAPORE

1000 – 1030hrs

Plasma Vesicles in High Risk Pregnancy

Prof Kok Hian Tan

Chairman, Division of O&G, KKH

Academic Chair of Singhealth Duke-NUS OBGYN ACP, SINGAPORE

1030 – 1100hrs

Coffee / Tea Break

1100 – 1130hrs

Protein Vesicle Content and Cardiovascular Disease

Prof Dominique de Kleijn

Surgery National University of Singapore; Preclinical Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI), NUHS, SINGAPORE

1130 – 1200hrs

Proteomics of Cancer Extracellular Vesicles

Prof Richard J. Simpson

La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS)

La Trobe University, AUSTRALIA

1200 – 1230hrs

Lunch Talk

Characterisation of Exosomes and Microvesicles using Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis

Mr Ben Owen

Product Specialist & Business Development Manager, Nanosight

1230 – 1330hrs



Educational Course by International Society of Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV)

Chairpersons: Prof Dominique de Kleijn / Prof Mark Richards

1330 – 1400hrs


Extracellular Vesicles: Nomenclature, History and Biological Importance

Assoc Prof Yong Song Gho

Division of Molecular and Life Sciences

Pohang University of Science and Technology, SOUTH KOREA

1400 – 1430hrs



Stem Cell Biology and Extracellular Vesicles

Dr Sai Kiang Lim

Research Director, A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology, SINGAPORE

1430 – 1500hrs



Extracellular Vesicles in the Central Nervous System

Asst. Prof Lawrence Rajendran

Division of Psychiatry Research, ETH Zurich, Zurich, SWITZERLAND

1500 – 1530hrs

Coffee / Tea Break

1530 – 1600hrs



The Role of Extracellular Vesicles in Cancer and Potential for Therapy

Prof Dwijendra Gupta

Department of Bio-Chemistry, University of Allahabad, INDIA

1600 – 1630hrs



Dissecting the Content of Exosomes and Other Extracellular Vesicles

Prof Richard Simpson

La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS)

La Trobe University, AUSTRALIA

1630 – 1700hrs



Microvesicular Biomarkers of Glioma - A Model for Consortium Studies

Assoc Prof Fred Hochberg

Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

1900 – 2200hrs

SPEAKERS DINNER (By invitation)


25 October 2013, Friday (Day 2)



Chairpersons: Prof Lee Chuen Neng / Prof Gert Storm

0830 – 0900hrs

Registration & Coffee/ Tea

0900 – 0930hrs

Genetic Approaches to Understand EV Biogenesis and Protein Budding

Prof Stephen Gould

Department of Biological Chemistry,

John Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA

0930 – 1000hrs

Biochemical Potential of MSC Exosomes

Dr Ruenn Chai Lai

Research Fellow, Exosomes and Secreted Nano-vesicles

A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology, SINGAPORE

1000 – 1030hrs

Vesicles and Kidney Failure

Prof Marianne Verhaar

Head Dept Nephrology and Hypertension, UMC Utrecht, NETHERLANDS

1030 – 1100hrs

Coffee/ Tea Break

1100 – 1130hrs

Synthetic Vesicles

Prof Gert Storm

Department of Pharmaceutics, Utrecht University, NETHERLANDS

1130 – 1200hrs

Capturing EpCAM Positive Exosomes by Peptide Aptamer-Immobilized Materials

Prof Kiyotaka Shiba

Division Chief of Protein Engineering

Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, JAPAN

1200 – 1215hrs

Selected Abstract

Protein Composition of Malassezia Sympodialis Extracellular Vesicles

Prof Annika Scheynius

Department of Medicine Solna, Translational Immunology Unit

Karolinska University Hopsital, SWEDEN

1215 – 1230hrs

Selected Abstract

Urinary Exosomes for Cancer Biomarker Discovery

Dr Lingzhi Wang

Research Fellow, Experimental Therapeutics,

Cancer Institute of Singapore, SINGAPORE

1230– 1330hrs




Chairpersons: Prof Tan Kok Hian / Prof Marianne Verhaar

1330 – 1400hrs

Biobanking & Applications (General)

Prof Gerard Pasterkamp

Department of Cardiology, UMC Utrecht, NETHERLANDS

1400 – 1430hrs

Asian Biobanking

Dr Mark Chan Yan Yee

Cardiac Department, National University Heart Centre Singapore, SINGAPORE

1430 – 1500hrs


A/Prof Siu Kwan Sze

Director of Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Facility, School of Biological Sciences, NTU, SINGAPORE

1500 – 1530hrs

Coffee/ Tea Break

1530 – 1600hrs

Uncovering RNA biomarkers in Exosomes and Microvesicles: The Power of Deep RNA Sequencing

Dr Alexander Lezhava

Group Leader, Translational Research, Genome Institute of Singapore, SINGAPORE

1600 – 1630hrs

Native and artificial extracellular vesicles: Characterizing and manipulating their properties - From single cells to single molecules

Prof Horst Vogel

Biophysical Chemistry, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne


1630 – 1700hrs

The US National Institute of Health (NIH) Extracellular RNA Communication Program

Dr Danilo Tagle

Associate Director for Special Initiatives, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, USA



1700 – 1710hrs

Closing Speech

Prof Chuen Neng Lee

President SOCRATES

Chairman, University Surgical Cluster, NUHS, SINGAPORE

1710 – 1830hrs

Networking Coffee / Tea (All are invited)


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