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September 2021

Joseph Nadeau, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

September 29 @ 12:00 pm
Virtual MI United States

Nature, nurture and the third dimension of phenotypic variation and disease risk JHN is an internationally-recognized expert in genetic, genomic, developmental, metabolic, bioinformatic, computational and systems studies of mouse models of human disease as well as translation of results to studies in humans. JHN has been a pioneer in comparative genomics (comparative gene mapping), genetics and systems studies of mouse models of human disease (chromosome substitution strains), and transgenerational effects on cancer, metabolism, embryogenesis, reproduction and behavior (epigenetic inheritance), His…

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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 Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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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 now closed. There is no cost to attend.…

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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 Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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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 Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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November 2021

West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference

November 12 - November 13
Virtual MI United States

Join us for the fifteenth annual West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference (WMRUGS). This research conference brings together students and faculty for two days of learning and networking. Via virtual platform, students will share the story of their research project with other college students, faculty, research scientists and other college students, as well as build their network of peers with similar interests and experiences. Attendees will also hear stimulating talks on current topics in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, chemistry, computer…

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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 Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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