• Viikinkaari 9 (PL 56)

    00014 University of Helsinki


Organization profile

Organisation Profile

***Extracellular Vesicle group is affiliated to both the Molecular and Integrative Biosciences Research Program (Faculty of Bio- and Environmental Sciences) and the CURED (Faculty of Pharmacy). The EV group forms a part of the University of Helsinki EV Core (http://www.esitteemme.fi/EV_Core/WebView/ ). For more information, see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/extracellular-vesicles/research

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are membrane bi-layer surrounded vesicles released by cells and bacteria, which may contain proteins, nucleic acids, lipids or carbohydrates as an effector cargo. As a population, EVs are heterogeneous and include vesicle types such as exosomes, microvesicles and apoptotic bodies.

Since EVs can be detected in all body fluids, their use in diagnostics and as therapeutic vehicles is intensively investigated and the EV-mediated intercellular cross-talk is considered to be a fundamental phenomenon in cell biology. For a comprehensivereview, please read Yáñez-Mó & Siljander et al JEV 2015



International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 2010 2018

Publications 2011 2019

Metabolic signature of extracellular vesicles depends on the cell culture conditions

Palviainen, M., Saari, H., Kärkkäinen, O., Pekkinen, J., Auriola, S., Yliperttula, M., Puhka, M., Hanhineva, K. & Siljander, P. R-M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Extracellular Vesicles. 8, 1, 12 p., 1596669.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Platelet-Derived Extracellular Vesicles

Gasecka, A., Nieuwland, R. & Siljander, P., 28 Mar 2019, Platelets. Michelson, A., Cattaneo, M., Frelinger, A. & Newman, P. (eds.). 4 ed. Academic press, p. 401-416

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Verisolujen solunulkoiset vesikkelit

Siljander, P., Valkonen, S., Laitinen, S. & Kerkelä, E., Apr 2019, In : Duodecim. 135, 7, p. 663-671 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2007 2019

Natalia Koralewska

Pia Siljander (Host)
1 Apr 201928 Jun 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Oxidized LDL stimulates production of inflammatory extracellular vesicles by platelets

Pia Siljander (Speaker)
25 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

AMC, The Netherlands

Maarit Neuvonen (Visiting researcher)
21 Feb 201925 Feb 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

International Society of Extracellular Vesicles Annual Meeting

Pia Siljander (Speaker: Chair)
24 Apr 201928 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Cells (Journal)

Mari Palviainen (Reviewer)
25 May 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts


Eberhard Mammen Young Investigator award

Pia Siljander (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prizes and awards

Scientific Conference Power Player

Pia Siljander (Recipient), 5 Sep 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Teaching award

Pia Siljander (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes and awards

Press / Media

EV Core Web Pages

Mari Palviainen, Maija Puhka & Pia Siljander


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Laadukas tutkimus ja opetus nivoutuvat yhteen yliopistonlehtorin työssä

Pia Siljander


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media


Pia Siljander


1 item of media coverage

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