GEIVEX is a working group of Spanish researchers specialized in the field of extracellular vesicles.

This group was created following the first international conference of the recently created International Society of Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV), held in Goteborg (Sweden) in April 2012. The conference brought together more than 600 research groups worldwide, including some of the Spanish groups working in microvesicles. There, the Spanish researchers decided to form a working group to contribute to the dissemination and integration of these small vesicles in the field of clinical diagnosis in Spain.

Geivex current board members are listed below:




Hernando A. del Portillo

– ICREA Research Professor – ISGlobal (Barcelona) + IGTP (Badalona)






Francesc E. Borràs

– REMAR-IVECAT, Institut Germans Trias i Pujol (Campus Can Ruti), Badalona (Barcelona).



Juanma Falcon


Juan Manuel Falcón-Pérez

– CICbioGUNE, Derio (Bizkaia).





Hector PeinadoHector Peinado

-Microenvironment and Metastasis Group, Department of Molecular Oncology, Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO), Madrid.





 Mar Valés

Mar Valés-Gómez

-Department of Immunology and Oncology, National Centre for Biotechnology, CNB-CSIC, Madrid.






Marcel·la Franquesa

– REMAR Group, Institut Germans Trias i Pujol (Campus Can Ruti), Badalona (Barcelona).






 Antonio Marcilla

Antonio Marcilla

– Dpto. Biología Celular y Parasitologia, F. Farmacia, Universitat de Valencia.



Maria Yañez


María Yáñez-Mó

– Membrane Microdomains in Immunity Lab., Hospital Santa Cristina, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Princesa. Madrid.


David Otaegui


David Otaegui

– Biodonostia Health Research Institute – Donostia University Hospital.



Mercedes Zubiaur


Mercedes Zubiaur      

– Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina “López-Neyra” CSIC-Universidad de Granada.




Matilde Bustos


Matilde Bustos

– Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla (IBIS).



Helena Vasconcelos


Helena Vasconcelos

– IPATIMUP. Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.