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August 2021

Shane Liddelow, Ph.D. – Jay Van Andel Seminar Series

August 18 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Shane Liddelow, Ph.D. New York University– Langone Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Patrik Brundin, M.D., Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Pablo Sardi, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

August 25 @ 12:00 pm

Lysosomal dysfunction in Parkinson's disease: from genetics to the clinic Dr. Pablo Sardi is the Global Head of Rare and Neurologic Diseases Therapeutic Area and a Scientific Fellow at Sanofi. In this capacity, Pablo leads several teams of scientists working with a variety of therapeutic modalities to discover and develop transformative medicines for patients with rare and neurologic diseases (including rare metabolic, lysosomal, renal, hematologic, skeletal, and muscular diseases; as well as neurologic diseases comprising multiple sclerosis, ALS/FTD, Parkinson’s disease,…

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September 2021

Greg Wang, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

September 22 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The language of chromatin modifications in human cancers Dr. Greg Wang is currently Associate Professor at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center & Dept of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, NC, USA. He received the PHD degree from University of California, San Diego, followed by a postdoctoral training at Rockefeller University. Dr. Wang’s research programs focus on mechanistic understanding of how chemical modifications of chromatin (including methylations of DNA and histone tails) regulate gene expression…

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October 2021

Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease

October 6 - October 8
Virtual MI United States

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 2021 symposium will focus on the influence of genetic risk factors on cell and brain biology, including risk for Parkinson’s and the roles of organellar trafficking, lipid metabolism, the endolysosomal system and neuropathology. Speakers also will discuss how genetic factors may be leveraged for treatment with a special focus on clinical trials, drug discovery and biomarker development that…

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Matt Lorincz, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

October 13 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Matt Lorincz, Ph.D. University of British Columbia Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Scott Rothbart, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Postdoc Preview

October 14 - October 16
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Are you a senior graduate student exploring your postdoc options? VAI Postdoc Preview is a three-day program that provides selected applicants the opportunity to visit Van Andel Institute to learn about our postdoctoral training opportunities, meet one-on-one with our internationally recognized faculty and explore our extensive scientific resources, including our state-of-the-art Core Technologies and Services. This year’s Preview will be held Thursday, Oct. 14 through Saturday, Oct. 16. The application period is open through 11:59 p.m. ET on Aug. 31.…

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Stephane Angers, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

October 20 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Stephane Angers, Ph.D. University of Toronto Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Bart Williams, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Qing Zhang, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

October 27 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Qing Zhang, Ph.D. UT Southwestern Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Xiaobing Shi, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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December 2021

Wentian Yang, M.D., Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

December 1 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Wentian Yang, M.D., Ph.D. Brown University Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Tao Yang, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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