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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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September 2022

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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Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease — Modifying Progression: From Molecules to Trials

September 28 - September 29

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. Additional details about the 2022 symposium are forthcoming. Van Andel Institute and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust are thrilled to once again host Rallying to the Challenge, a meeting designed for and by people with Parkinson’s, advocates and care partners that delves into how the Parkinson’s community can impact and accelerate research.

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