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September 2021

Joseph Nadeau, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

September 29 @ 12:00 pm
Virtual MI United States

Nature, nurture and the third dimension of phenotypic variation and disease risk JHN is an internationally-recognized expert in genetic, genomic, developmental, metabolic, bioinformatic, computational and systems studies of mouse models of human disease as well as translation of results to studies in humans. JHN has been a pioneer in comparative genomics (comparative gene mapping), genetics and systems studies of mouse models of human disease (chromosome substitution strains), and transgenerational effects on cancer, metabolism, embryogenesis, reproduction and behavior (epigenetic inheritance), His…

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Van Andel Institute Public Lecture Series: Parkinson’s Disease — From Genes to the Clinic

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual MI United States

Please join us for our next free public lecture, Parkinson’s Disease: From Genes to the Clinic, Thursday, Sept. 30. This informative event will be hosted virtually and will feature presentations and a Q&A session with VAI Parkinson’s disease experts Dr. Darren Moore and Dr. Michael Henderson. Parkinson’s disease is a complicated disease with an equally complex group of factors that contribute to its onset. Age, genetic risk and even the structure of our own brains play a role in the origins…

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October 2021

Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease

October 6 - October 8
Virtual MI United States

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 2021 symposium will focus on the influence of genetic risk factors on cell and brain biology, including risk for Parkinson’s and the roles of organellar trafficking, lipid metabolism, the endolysosomal system and neuropathology. Speakers also will discuss how genetic factors may be leveraged for treatment with a special focus on clinical trials, drug discovery and biomarker development that…

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Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 10

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon will host a drawing this year for entry, with applications for non-guaranteed entry drawing and guaranteed entry applications open from Jan. 12 at 9 a.m. CT through 2 p.m. CT on February 18. If you apply to run for the Van Andel Institute Marathon Team during this time to obtain a guaranteed charity entry, your fundraising minimum will be $1,250. If you wait until after the drawing closes on Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.…

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Matt Lorincz, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

October 13 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Matt Lorincz, Ph.D. University of British Columbia Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Scott Rothbart, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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Postdoc Preview

October 14 - October 16
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, Oct. 14 through Saturday, Oct. 16. The application period is now closed. There is no cost to attend.…

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Couture for a Cure

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Carol Van Andel, Rebecca Wierda and Candace Matthews invite you to join them for the 16th annual Couture for a Cure — an evening full of fashion, fun and philanthropy in support of Van Andel Institute’s mission! This intimate event will feature a one-of-a-kind runway fashion presentation by Leigh’s along with a special look at the Fall 2021 collection of designer Veronica Beard. Guests will be treated to a special virtual appearance by Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard,…

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Stephane Angers, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

October 20 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Stephane Angers, Ph.D. University of Toronto Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Bart Williams, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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Qing Zhang, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

October 27 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Qing Zhang, Ph.D. UT Southwestern Time & Location 12:00 pm on Zoom VAI Host: Xiaobing Shi, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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Hope on the Hill Gala

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

Join Van Andel Institute for the 21st annual Hope on the Hill Gala — Mission: Made Possible, and get ready to jump into action against Parkinson’s, cancer and more of the most elusive diseases threatening human health today. It is an especially exciting year for us, as we celebrate our beloved Institute’s 25th anniversary. Enjoy an air of mystery, black tie attire, and plenty of surprises around every corner. It will be a well-deserved celebration of the often-unsung heroes who,…

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