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This school is endorsed by


The Società Italiana di Biofisica Pura e Applicata (SIBPA) and the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere e Arti (IVSLA), along with the Italian Society for Extracellular Vesicles (EVIta) and the H2020-FET-Proactive project BOW, promote the 


Extracellular vesicles: from biophysical to translational challenges.

Venice, Italy - February 6-10 2023

The school focuses on contemporary emerging scientific topics. The selected subjects will draw young researchers' attention to frontier research issues of considerable scientific and educational impact. The School will be held in the magnificent Palazzo Franchetti, the seat of the Istituto Veneto located in the historical centre of Venice. In 2023, the school focuses on Extracellular vesicles (EVs) covering the following topics:

(i) EVs colloidal and surface properties

(ii) techniques for biophysical characterization

(iii) EVs versus other (synthetic and extracellular) nanoparticles

(iv) EVs manipulation and engineering.


Remind: Posters should fit in panels 60cm wide; there is no particular restriction on the height, but please avoid eccessive length.

The posters can be put on place since the first day, so you may bring them with you on Monday 6th.


Registration information

Applications are encouraged from all young scientists (PhD students and postdocs) interested in the topics of the school. A poster session will be held for students to present their activity. Pre-registration must be submitted using the instructions available at the school website. The deadline for pre-registration is November 11th 2022. Maximum 40 applicants are admitted to the school by the Scientific Committee based on the information provided on the application (short CV). The participation fee is 600€, which includes five nights accommodation. Students who do not need an accommodation may contact the organizers to request a reduced fee (300€).

For information: venice2023@ibf.cnr.it



Seat of the school - Palazzo Franchetti (S. Marco 2847)



  • palazzo Frachetti
  • Entrata Palazzo Franchetti
  • Il pozzo
  • School of Pure and Applied Biophysics

    School of Pure and Applied Biophysics

  • Interno Palazzo Franchetti


Scientific Coordinator

Mauro Manno (SIBPA), Institute of Biophysics, CNR, Palermo

Scientific committee

Antonella Bongiovanni (EVIta), Inst. Biomed. Res. and Innovation, CNR, Palermo

Paolo Bergese (BOW), Univ. of Brescia & Center for Colloid and Surface Science

Director of the schools

Giorgio M. Giacometti (IVSLA), University of Padova

Organizing committee

Giorgia Adamo, Institute for Biomedical Research and Innovation, CNR, Palermo

Angela Paterna, Institute of Biophysics, CNR, Palermo

Estella Rao, Institute of Biophysics, CNR, Palermo

Andrea Zendrini, Italian Center for Colloid and Interface Science and  University of Brescia


Francesco Impallari, Institute of Biophysics, CNR, Palermo