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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

VARI Symposium on Structural Biology

September 12 - September 13
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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The Van Andel Research Institute Symposium on Structural Biology will explore the latest advances in the fields of DNA-metabolizing enzymes and membrane proteins. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Xiaodong Cheng on Thursday, Sept. 12. A full day of lectures will follow on Friday, Sept. 13.

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October 2019

VARI Scientific Vendor Expo

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Van Andel Research Institute is hosting its second annual Scientific Vendor Expo and wants YOU to showcase your company's latest innovations. Join us on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to network with researchers from Van Andel Research Institute, Michigan State University, Spectrum Health and Grand Valley State University. Attendees  Vendors  The cost is $250 per vendor and includes a table with linen, as well as lunch for the event. Reserve your spot before September 2,…

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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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