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July 2019

Origins of Cancer

July 26 @ 7:30 am
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Origins of Cancer is a one-day symposium that brings together students, scientists and medical professionals to discuss the latest breakthroughs in cancer research. This year’s meeting will highlight the evolution of cancer and explore how mutational signatures impact tumor initiation, progression and the development of therapeutic resistance. Registration for the next Origins of Cancer symposium will open in April 2019. For questions, please contact Beth Resau at Beth.Resau@vai.org.

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Epigenomics at VARI

July 29 - August 2
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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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. Students are active participants in all aspects of the course and will engage in scientific discourse with the faculty as well as present their own scientific project with a poster, engage in the Journal Club sessions, and participate in a career development workshop and social events. For questions, please…

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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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Title TBD Speaker Information Tim Greenamyre, M.D., Ph.D. Love Family Professor Vice-Chair of Neurology Chief, Movement Disorders Division Director, Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases University of Pittsburgh Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Jiyan Ma, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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

September 18 @ 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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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

Katherine Pollard, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

October 9 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Katherine Pollard, Ph.D. Director and Senior Investigator Gladstone Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Mary Winn, 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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