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June 2022

Daniel De Carvalho, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Title TBD Speaker Information Daniel De Carvalho, Ph.D. University Health Network, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Time & Location 12:00 p.m. in Conference Room 3104/3015. VAI Host: Hui Shen, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual MI United States

Title TBD Speaker Information Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, Ph.D. HHMI Janelia Time & Location 12:00 p.m. on Zoom. Registration is free. To sign up, please email Courtney Zirkle at courtney.zirkle@vai.org. After registering, you will receive an email with the Zoom link and passcode. VAI Host: Corinne Esquibel, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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July 2022

Origins of Cancer: Honoring Dr. George Vande Woude, an Oncogene Pioneer

July 22 @ 12:00 pm

Van Andel Institute's Origins of Cancer symposium brings together students, scientists and medical professionals to explore paradigm-shifting cancer research. The 2022 symposium will honor the late Dr. George Vande Woude, the Institute’s founding research director and a groundbreaking scientist whose discovery of the MET oncogene revolutionized our understanding of cancer. This year’s distinguished roster of speakers will highlight Dr. Vande Woude’s legacy and recent breakthroughs in the oncogene field.

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August 2022

VAI Epigenetics Symposium: 20(+2) Years of the Histone Code

August 1 - August 3
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

In the two decades since the first description of the histone code, the field of epigenetics has grown exponentially and given rise to revolutionary new insights that are reshaping our understanding of health and disease. The 2022 VAI Epigenetics Symposium: 20 (+2) Years of the Histone Code will explore the latest advances in epigenetic research, from chromatin and transcriptional regulation to developmental plasticity and transgenerational inheritance. This three-day event will feature global leaders in the field and spotlight remarkable breakthroughs at…

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VAI Epigenomics Workshop

August 3 - August 5
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

The VAI Epigenomics Workshop is a three-day, hands-on, problem-based experience that will immerse graduate students in the latest epigenomic research and techniques. Topics include epigenetics in health and disease, leveraging epigenomics tools (such as ChIP-seq, genome browsers and DNA methylation analysis), and strategies for integrating epigenomics data with other data types. By the end of the workshop, students will have a deeper understanding of innovative methods for studying epigenomics, be better able to apply these tools to interdisciplinary research questions…

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Jonathan Kipnis – VAI Seminar Series

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Title TBD Speaker Information Jonathan Kipnis Washington University School of Medicine Time & Location 12:00 p.m. in Conference Room 3104/3015. VAI Host: Nadia Dehghani, Graduate Student Association Questions? For questions, please contact Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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September 2022

Erika Holzbaur, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Title TBD Speaker Information Erika Holzbaur, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania Time & Location 12:00 p.m. in Conference Room 3104/3015. VAI Host: Madalynn Erb, Ph.D.. Postdoctoral Association Questions? For questions, please contact Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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Elizabeth Villa, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual MI United States

Title TBD Speaker Information Elizabeth Villa, Ph.D. UCSD Time & Location 12:00 p.m. on Zoom. Registration is free. To sign up, please email Courtney Zirkle at courtney.zirkle@vai.org. After registering, you will receive an email with the Zoom link and passcode. VAI Host: Juan Du, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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Postdoc Preview

September 15 - September 17
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, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 17. The application period will open on May 2, 2022. There is no…

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Nicola Iovino, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Title TBD Speaker Information Nicola Iovino, Ph.D. Max Planck Time & Location 12:00 p.m. in Conference Room 3104/3015. VAI Host: Heidi Lempradl, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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