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February 2019

Van Andel Institute Forum on Metabolism

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Estuary Grey Oaks, 1600 Estuary Dr.
Naples, FL 34105 United States
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Learn from the Experts On February 28, Van Andel Institute (VAI) invites you to join us for a Forum on Metabolism. During the evening, you will learn how metabolism affects human health and plays a role in diseases like cancer and Parkinson’s. Artisan cocktails and a seated dinner will be served. Why Metabolism? Most people have heard about metabolism, but few understand exactly how important it is to the very basis of human life. A beating heart, a moving muscle,…

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March 2019

Purple Community Griffins Game

March 8 @ 7:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Van Andel Institute Public Lecture Series: A Focus on Pancreatic Cancer

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Please join us for a free, public lecture at Van Andel Institute, A Focus on Pancreatic Cancer, from Foundations to Early Detection. Learn why basic research is fundamental in scientists’ quest to discover more effective ways to detect and treat diseases like pancreatic cancer. Hear the latest news about a promising blood test that could help identify this aggressive disease much sooner than currently possible. Pancreatic cancer poses a particular challenge to physicians and patients because it often doesn’t have…

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Robert Roeder, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

March 13 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Mechanisms of transcriptional regulation through diverse co-activators Transcriptional regulation by gene- and cell-specific DNA-binding factors underlies key events in development, cell differentiation and transformation. However, their effects on specific genes depend upon complex arrays of cofactors that include both chromatin modifying factors (e.g., histone acetyl-transferases and methyl-transferases) and other factors (e.g., Mediator and TAFs) that facilitate more direct communication between enhancer-bound regulatory factors and the general transcription machinery. Emphasizing biochemical studies with cell-free systems reconstituted with recombinant chromatin templates and…

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April 2019

David Gilbert, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

April 17 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information David Gilbert, Ph.D. J. Herbert Taylor Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology Florida State University Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Postdoctoral Association Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Jeanne Loring, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

April 24 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Jeanne Loring, Ph.D. Professor of Developmental Biology Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine Scripps Research 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.

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Consumers Credit Union Purple Community 5K

April 27
Mary Free Bed YMCA, 5500 Burton St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546 United States
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Join us for the fifth annual Consumers Credit Union Purple Community 5K on Saturday, April 27, 2019! 100 percent of the proceeds from this event will benefit cancer, Parkinson’s and other disease research at Van Andel Institute.

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May 2019

Brad Merrill, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

May 1 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Brad Merrill, Ph.D. Associate Professor University of Illinois at Chicago Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Bart Williams, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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Bryan Allen, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

May 15 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Bryan Allen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology University of Iowa 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.

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Yang Shi, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

May 29 @ 12:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Title TBD Speaker Information Yang Shi, Ph.D. Merton Bernfield Professor of Neonatology C.H. Waddington Professor of Pediatrics Professor of Cell Biology Harvard Medical School Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Hong Wen, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.

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