Monthly Archives: October 2013


Dear colleagues,

We are proud to announce that GEIVEX has been formally constituted as a non-profit organization, and we cordially invite you to become a member of this association intended to promote the study of the extracellular vesicles.
GEIVEX main aims are:

  • To promote basic, clinical and translational research in the extracellular vesicles and exosomes (EVs) field
  • To promote and diffuse the knowledge and applicability of the study on EVs and to spread the results and advances in innovation and research in the field.
  • To contact and advice the governmental and private agencies, research centres, hospitals and biomedical or pharmaceutical companies to potentiate the study and application of EVs to different areas.
  • To provide advice and collaborate in international research projects on EVs.
  • To promote those forums that aim to the exchange of knowledge in the fields of innovation and research on EVs.
  • To boost the collaboration among members and the know-how exchange among research groups, both in private and public and national or international levels.
  • To promote the translation of the knowledge on EVs to the Society.
  • To defend common interests of researchers in the field of innovation and research on EVs.

To accomplish these goals we will actively:

  1. Organize and participate in scientific meetings and forums.
  2. Organize training courses.
  3. Exchange experiences with other national or international organizations.
  4. Publish articles or communications that help to the better knowledge and understanding of research on EVs.
  5. Establish agreements with companies, foundations, public administrations and social agents of national or international level that aim to contribute to the development of research in EVs.
  6. Provide student´s or researcher´s grants.
  7. Advice and collaborate in development cooperation programs with a direct or indirect link to our aims.

Join today and start enjoying the advantages of being a GEIVEX member. To start, get first hand information on GEIVEX and Me-HAD COST activities; and special discounts in GEIVEX 2nd symposium in 2014 if you join before 31st December 2013 (fee would be for 2014).

Membership annual fees
Researcher 50€
Student 25€ (PhD and postdoc up to 10 years after obtaining PhD degree)

Current Geivex Executive Board members:

  • President:  Francisco Sánchez-Madrid – S. Inmunología, Hospital de la Princesa, Madrid.
  • Vicepresident: Francesc E. Borràs – IVECAT, IGTP, Badalona (Barcelona).
  • Vicepresident: Juan Manuel Falcón-Pérez – CICbioGUNE, Derio (Bizkaia).
  • Treasurer: Antonio Marcilla – Dpto. Biología Celular y Parasitologia, F. Farmacia, Universitat de Valencia.
  • Secretary: María Yáñez-Mó – Membrane Microdomains in Immunity Lab., Hospital Santa Cristina, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Princesa. Madrid.
  • María Mittelbrunn – Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, Madrid.
  • Hernando del Portillo – ICREA Research Professor at the Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clinic, Universitat de Barcelona.