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August 2019

Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease

August 21 - August 22
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease brings together hundreds of scientists, clinicians and people with Parkinson’s to explore the latest Parkinson’s disease research. The theme for 2019 is Understanding genetic risk, which will focus on the genetic components that contribute to disease onset and progression, with an eye toward advances that may lead to new predictive measures and disease-modifying therapies. Van Andel Research Institute and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust are thrilled to once again host Rallying to the Challenge, a meeting designed for and…

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September 2019

Tim Greenamyre, M.D., Ph.D. – Jay Van Andel Seminar Series

September 4 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Convergence of pathogenic mechanisms in Parkinson’s disease Dr. Tim Greenamyre is the Love Family Professor and vice-chair of neurology, chief of Movement Disorders, and director of the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND) and the American Parkinson Disease Association Advanced Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research at the University of Pittsburgh. He is Co-Chair of the Parkinson’s Foundation SAB and a member of the SAB of the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the American Parkinson Disease Association. He has been listed…

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VARI Symposium on Structural Biology

September 12 - September 13
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Van Andel Research Institute Symposium on Structural Biology will explore the latest advances in the fields of DNA-metabolizing enzymes and membrane proteins. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Xiaodong Cheng on Thursday, Sept. 12. A full day of lectures will follow on Friday, Sept. 13.

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Da-Neng Wang, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

September 25 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Da-Neng Wang, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Cell Biology NYU Medical School Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Huilin Li, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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October 2019

VARI Scientific Vendor Expo

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Van Andel Research Institute is hosting its second annual Scientific Vendor Expo and wants YOU to showcase your company's latest innovations. Join us on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to network with researchers from Van Andel Research Institute, Michigan State University, Spectrum Health and Grand Valley State University. Attendees  Vendors  The cost is $250 per vendor and includes a table with linen, as well as lunch for the event. Reserve your spot before September 2,…

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Andrew Feinberg, M.D., M.P.H. – VARI Seminar Series

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Andrew Feinberg, M.D., M.P.H. Johns Hopkins University Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Andrew Pospisilik, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Brian Strahl, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

October 23 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Brian Strahl, Ph.D. Vice-Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics University of North Carolina School of Medicine Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Scott Rothbart, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Satdarshan (Paul) Monga, M.D. – VARI Seminar Series

October 30 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Satdarshan (Paul) Monga, M.D. Professor of Pathology Professor in Experimental Pathology University of Pittsburgh Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Postdoctoral Association Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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November 2019

Midwest Metabolism Meeting

November 14 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The second Midwest Metabolism Meeting will highlight the latest advances in metabolism research and foster the growth of a collaborative network of scientists from the Midwest. The two-day meeting will kick off with a keynote address from Dr. Julie St.-Pierre from University of Ottawa, who will discuss advances in understanding cancer metastasis and therapeutic resistance using metabolomics. Sessions will delve into tumor metabolism; new advances in immunometabolism and impact on cancer and autoimmune disease; interactions between the metabolome and epigenetic…

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