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 2017

Han-Mo Koo Memorial Lecture

May 4 - May 5
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

About the Han-Mo Koo Memorial Award and Lecture Dr. Han-Mo Koo joined Van Andel Research Institute in 1999 as one of its founding investigators. As head of the Laboratory of Cancer Pharmacogenetics, Dr. Koo established, among others, important projects focused on the identification of genetic targets for anti-cancer drug development for melanoma and pancreatic cancer and worked tirelessly to contribute to the Institute’s mission to improve health and enhance lives. Sadly, in May 2004, Dr. Koo passed away following a…

Find out more »

David Tuveson, M.D., Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

May 10 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

Organoids to study and stop pancreatic cancer Pancreatic Cancer remains the most deadly of the common malignancies, due the lack of a viable early detection method and the limited activity of most drugs. To increase our basic understanding of this disease and advance medical approaches, we have recently co-developed mouse and human pancreatic cancer organoid model systems. Organoid cultures can be robustly prepared from either normal pancreatic ducts or any stage of neoplasia, including preinvasive carcinomas. Additionally, orthotopically transplanted neoplastic…

Find out more »

Frontiers in Reproductive Epigenetics

May 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

The inaugural Frontiers in Reproductive Epigenetics symposium will focus on parental effects, when the genotype of the mother or father rather than the genotype of the individual determines phenotype.

Find out more »

Peijun Zhang, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

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

An integrative approach to understanding HIV-1 and host interactions Dr. Peijun Zhang obtained her Ph.D. in molecular physiology and biophysics from University Virginia, M.S. in physics and B.S. in electrical engineering from Nanjing University, China. She was a postdoc and later a staff scientist at the National Cancer Institute, NIH. In 2006, she joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as an assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2012. She recently…

Find out more »

Peter Lewis, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

May 24 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

Biochemical insights into the mechanism of oncogenic histones Covalent modifications to DNA and the histone packaging proteins allow chromatin to act as a dynamic signaling platform to regulate genomic DNA access and ultimately establish and maintain cellular phenotypes. Moreover, there is increasing appreciation that chromatin alterations per se, including DNA and histone modifications, are involved in the pathogenesis of cancer. Nowhere is this better supported than with the groundbreaking discoveries of high-frequency, somatic mutations in histones that are drivers of…

Find out more »
June 2017

Shariful Islam – Postdoctoral Association Scientific Meeting

June 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

Scientific presentation by Shariful Islam On the first Tuesday of every other month, Postdoctoral Association members meet to present and discuss their research over lunch. This month will feature a presentation by Dr. Shariful Islam. PLACE: rooms 3104/3105    

Find out more »
July 2017

Origins of Cancer

July 21
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 2017 is Tackling Provocative Questions, which will highlight recent progress from the National Cancer Institute’s Provocative Questions Initiative.

Find out more »
August 2017

Sourik Ganguly and Steve Pierce – Postdoctoral Association Scientific Meeting

August 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

Scientific presentation by Sourik Ganguly and Steve Pierce On the first Tuesday of every other month, Postdoctoral Association members meet to present and discuss their research over lunch. This month will feature presentations by Dr. Sourik Ganguly and Dr. Steve Pierce. PLACE: rooms 3104/3105    

Find out more »

Epigenomics at VARI

August 7 - August 11

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 »

Daniel Lim, M.D., Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

August 30 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map

Title TBD Speaker Information Daniel Lim, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor Director of Restorative Neurosurgery University of California, San Francisco Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Graduate Student Association Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.  

Find out more »
+ Export Events