The International Symposium 2017


Event Details


September 28th, 2017


09:00 ~ 15:30


Mossakowski Medical Research Centre Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

It is our pleasure to invite you to the International Symposium “Will Extracellular Vesicles Replace Stem Cells as Therapeutic Agents?” held on September 28th, 2017 in Warsaw.

The program of the symposium is an exciting combination of basic science and clinical transplantation of somatic stem cells and their derivatives in different pathological conditions.

We believe that this symposium will provide a cutting-edge educational and scientific experience focused on the latest development in the field of microvesicle and exosome research. We are aware that obtaining and citing data of applications of extracellular vesicles is just a starting point but we believe that the attendance of leading experts from internationally renowned scientific institutes and hospitals initiates a truly global and multi-perspective debate on important issues.

We trust that this symposium – gathering scientists dedicated to the mission of building healthier lives, free of diseases – will be a success. But for this to happen, we call for everyone’s collaborative effort in sharing their knowledge with the utmost encouragement and enthusiasm.

Last but not least, we would like to extend our gratitude to all our sponsors. Without their support, it would have been impossible to organize this symposium with no registration fees. We would also not have been able to attract so many distinguished speakers without the generous and continued support of Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, The Committee on Neurobiology Polish Academy of Sciences, and National Center for Research and Development.

Chairperson of the Organizing Committee
Barbara Lukomska


Mossakowski Medical Research Centre Polish Academy of Sciences


The Committee of Neurobiology Polish Academy of Sciences
National Center for Research and Development


Chairperson: Barbara Lukomska


Anna Andrzejewska
Katarzyna Drela
Sylwia Koniusz
Miroslaw Janowski
Malgorzata Majchrzak
Adam Nowakowski
Luiza Stanaszek


Krystyna Wasik
phone: +48 22 608 65 10
Mossakowski Medical Research Centre
Polish Academy of Sciences

5 Pawinskiego str., 02-106 Warsaw


Time Welcome
09:15 ~ Barbara Lukomska Barbara Lukomska, NeuroRepair Department, Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, PAS, Warsaw, Poland
Maria Barcikowska-Kotowicz Director Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, PAS, Warsaw, Poland
Session I From Stem Cells to Exosomes
Chairersons: Barbara Lukomska, Satoshi Kuroda
09:30 ~ 10:00 Satoshi Kuroda (Toyama University, Toyama, Japan)
Bone marrow stromal cell transplantation for ischemic brain – The long and winding road of a neurosurgeon
10:00 ~ 10:30 Anna Andrzejewska (Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, PAS, Warsaw, Poland)
Genetically engineered human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells for targeted delivery into the brain
10:30 ~ 11:00 Piotr Walczak (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA)
Short-lived stem cells as therapeutic agents
11:00 ~ 11:30 Coffee break
Session II Exosome Manufacturing and Imaging
Chairpersons: Kenneth Witwer, Eva Rohde
11:30 ~ 12:00 Kenneth Witwer (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA)
High-yield methods for extracellular vesicle isolation
12:00 ~ 12:30 Eva Rohde (Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria)
Production of MSC-EV-based Therapeutics for clinical Evaluation
12:30 ~ 13:00 Mirosław Janowski (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA)
Tracking of exosomes
13:00 ~ 14:00 Lunch
Session III Therapeutic Potential of Exosomes
Chairpersons: Maurizio Muraca, Bernd Giebel
14:00 ~ 14:30 Maurizio Muraca (University of Padua, Italy)
Differential immune modulatory effects of mesenchymal stem cells and of their secreted extracellular vesicles
14:30 ~ 15:00 Bernd Giebel (University of Essen, Germany)
Mesenchymal stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles, a potential a new tool in regenerative medicine
15:00 ~ 15:30 Ewa Zuba-Surma (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Biological potential of iPS- derived EVs – implications for tissue repair
Closing remarks