616.234.5000

Scientific Events



To be added to the scientific events notification list, please email Beth.Resau@vai.org.

Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Event Category

Cost ($)

Tags

Venues

Day

Time

Country

City

State/Province

Featured Events

Room

Distance

Reset Filters

Upcoming Events

Events List Navigation

May 2018

Han-Mo Koo Memorial Lecture

May 30 - May 31
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

To honor his memory and scientific contributions, the Han-Mo Koo Memorial Award was established in 2010. Awardees are selected based on scientific achievements and peer recognition and, importantly, that their contributions to human health and research align with the scientific legacy of Han-Mo Koo. The 2018 honoree is Harold Varmus, M.D..

Find out more »
June 2018

Michel Desjardins, Ph.D. – Jay Van Andel Seminar Series

June 6 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

 A link between gut infection, autoimmune mechanisms and Parkinson’s disease Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by the progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons (DNs). While it affects close to 3% of the population over 75 years of age, a significant proportion of PD patients —  possibly as high as 10% —  develops the disease due to familial, transmitted mutations, at a much earlier age. Two of the genes mutated in early-onset PD, PINK1 and Parkin, are involved in…

Find out more »

Georgios Skiniotis, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

June 13 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

Cryo-EM visualization of GPCRs Georgios (Yiorgo) Skiniotis, Ph.D., is a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and of Structural Biology at Stanford University. Yiorgo’s laboratory employs primarily cryo-EM to investigate signaling cell surface receptors and the mechanisms that govern transmembrane signal instigation. His main focus is on cytokine receptors and G protein coupled receptors (GPCR), but occasionally extends his experimental approaches to explore structural and mechanistic questions in other biological systems. Speaker Information Georgios Skiniotis, Ph.D. Professor Department of Molecular…

Find out more »
July 2018

Origins of Cancer 2018

July 20
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

Origins of Cancer is a one-day symposium that brings together students, scientists and medical professionals to discuss the latest breakthroughs in cancer research. The theme for 2018 is Genetic and Epigenetic Alterations in Pediatric Cancers.

Find out more »
August 2018

Epigenomics at VARI

August 6 - August 11
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

Taught by internationally recognized epigenomics experts, Epigenomics at VARI gives gifted graduate students an intense overview of the latest innovative methodology and its applications across several fields including cancer and neurodegenerative disease research.

Find out more »

Cryo-EM at Van Andel Research Institute

August 13 - August 15
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

Taught by internationally recognized Cryo-EM experts, the inaugural Cryo-EM at Van Andel Research Institute workshop gives gifted graduate students an intense overview of the latest innovative methodologies and their application across several fields including cancer and neurodegenerative disease research.

Find out more »

Chongyuan Luo, Ph.D. – Jay Van Andel Seminar Series

August 29 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

Title TBD Speaker Information Chongyuan Luo, Ph.D. Salk Institute for Biological Studies Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 2101/2102 VARI Host: Patrik Brundin, M.D., Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

Find out more »
September 2018

William Pu, M.D. – VARI Seminar Series

September 5 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

Title TBD Speaker Information William Pu, M.D. Harvard University Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Stefan Jovinge, M.D., Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

Find out more »

Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease

September 26 - September 27
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

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 2018 is Non-Motor Symptoms. For the fifth year, VARI and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust will host Rallying to the Challenge, a meeting for people with Parkinson’s, advocates and caregivers that explores how the Parkinson’s community can impact and accelerate research.

Find out more »
October 2018

Cun-Yu Wang, D.D.S., Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

October 17 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

Title TBD Speaker Information Cun-Yu Wang, D.D.S., Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Tao Yang, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

Find out more »
+ Export Events