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Extracellular Vesicles: Research and Translation

Extracellular Vesicles (EVs) are the research topic of our group. We examine the molecular mechanisms of regulating EV content and their functionality in tumor context; specifically, tetraspanins are in our focus. In interdisciplinary projects, we are working on the development of new innovative technologies for EV detection and characterization in body fluids; to study EVs under physiological conditions, we develop new physiological 3D cell and organoid models.

The unique feature of this fascinated research field is its high translational clinical value. We establish new methods and biomarkers for liquid-biopsy-based diagnosis of tumor- and infection diseases, monitoring, and prediction of therapy response. Furthermore, we develop novel EV biomimetic for targeted gene and drug delivery.

Motivated students can apply any time for Master, MD and PhD Thesis.   

Teaching: Since 2013 we organize facultative course “Exosome biology” for Master in Molecular Medicine at the Medical Faculty of Alberts-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg

Group Leader

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Irina Nazarenko

Phone: +49 (0) 761 270-82100
Fax: +49 (0) 761 270-82030

twitter account:
NazarenkoTeam EVs
and link as @nazarenkoteam

  • Editor and Reviewer activities
  • Member of the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Cancer Research
  • Reviewer in the International Journal of Cancer Research
  • Reviewer in the Journal of Molecular Cell Biology


  • Founder member of the International Society of Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV)
  • European Association of Cancer Research (EACR)
  • German Cancer Society (DKG)
  • Signal Transduction Society (STS)
  • Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV)
  • Alumni - Young Investigator Network (YIN) in Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Committee activities

  • 10/2010 – 11/2011 Vice Chair of the Young Investigator Networks (YIN), KIT
  • 10/2010 – 11/2011 Chair of the financial board of the Young Investigator Network (YIN), KIT
  • 09/2012 - 12/2010 Member of the WIN group responsible for the strategies of carrier and perspectives for young sciences at the KIT in the framework of the Excellence Initiative II at the KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany


Susanne Görner

Phone: + 49 (0) 761 270-82390
Fax: + 49 (0) 761 270-82030