Izon Science Research Symposium

10-11 September, 2015
Merton College, Merton St, Oxford OX1 4JD
Symposium: Day One
Thursday, 10th September 2015


Introduction to Research Symposium

10.15 - 10.45am                       

Izon Keynote

MrHans van der Voorn, Executive Chairman, Izon Science (UK)


10.45 - 11.15am

Designing the ideal assay for TRPS

Dr Mark Platt, Loughborough University, UK

11.15 - 11.30am

Morning Coffee Break


11.30 - 11.50am

Investigating Protein-Aptamer Interactions using  Zeta Potential Measurements through TRPS

Ms Emma Blundell, Loughborough University, UK


11.50 - 12.10am

Extraction and detection of copper (II) using modified silica nanoparticles and tunable resistive pulse sensing

Ms Laura Mayne, Loughborough University, UK


12.10 - 12.40pm


Unravelling the potential of Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing

Dr Robert Vogel, Izon Science Limited, Europe


12.40 - 2.00pm

Lunch Break

2.00 -  2.20pm            


Use of MES as a non-complexing buffer for TRPS determinations with variable Ca concentrations

Mr Diego Soto, Universidad de Vigo, Campus de Pontevedra, Spain


2.20 - 2.40pm

Tunable Resistive Pulse Sensing; methodological challenges of a novel method for microvesicles analysis

Dr Aleksandra Gregorius, Jagiellonian University, Poland


2.40 - 3.00pm

Afternoon Tea Break and Poster Session

3.00 - 4.45pm

Merton College tour

(Maximum 15 people per tour group. Tours start at 3.00, 3.25, 3.50, and 4.15 pm)

Science Commercialisation Session


4.45 - 5.00pm

Registration for Science Commercialisation Session

5.00 - 5.20pm


Turning The Scientific Idea Into Useful Products

Mr Hans Van Der Voorn, Izon Science

5.20 - 5.40pm

Valuing Early-Stage Companies (or ideas): How Long is a Piece of String?

Dr Alisa Selimovic, Circassia

5.40 - 6.00pm

 It’s Simple. Or Not.

Dr Trent Basarsky, Corporate Development Professional


Drinks, Networking and Conference Dinner


6.15 - 7.30pm

Drinks & Networking

The networking session provides an excellent opportunity to meet key members of the scientific and business community.


Conference Dinner at Merton College




Symposium EV session: Day Two
Friday, 11th September 2015


9.30 - 10.00am

Introduction to Day Two

Mr  Hans Van Der Voorn, Izon Science Limited

10.00 - 10.20am                       

Isolation of extracellular vesicles by size-exclusion chromatography

Dr Anita Boing, University of Amsterda, Netherlands

10.20 - 10.40am

Role of microvesicles in non-targeted effects (NTE) of radiation: in vivo study

Dr Munira Khadim, Oxford Brookes University, UK

10.40 - 11.00am

Morning Coffee Break


11.00 - 11.20am

Comparative analysis of exosomes from brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid of Alzheimer's and healthy subjects

Dr Maitrayee S. Sinha, Linkoping University, Sweden

11.20 - 11.40am

Exosome switching: an mTORC1-dependent cellular stress response

Mr Sumeth Perera, The University of Oxford, UK


11.40 - 12.00pm

Coffee Break

12.00 - 12.20pm

Differential detergent sensitivity of extracellular

vesicle subpopulations

Dr Xabier Osteikoetxea, Semelweis University, Hungary


12.20 - 12.40pm

Extracellular vesicles in the oral cancer microenvironment

Dr Stuart Hunt, University of Sheffield, UK



12.40 - 1.00pm

Lab-On-a-Chip biosensor approaches for real-time monitoring of antibody-EV interaction

Dr Baharak Hosseinkhani, University of Hasselt, Belgium

1.00 - 2.00pm

Lunch Break

2.00 - 3.00pm

Panel Discussion  - future direction of product development, proposals for collaboration

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