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June 2017

7th Annual Around the World® Event

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids,MI49503United States
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When warm weather returns to Michigan there’s no better place to be than outside enjoying fine wine, craft beer and global cuisine with good friends. Celebrate the beauty of the spring season and join Van Andel Institute’s JBoard Ambassadors for Around the World on June 8. Enjoy an impressive tasting menu, featuring selections from artisan wineries and some of Michigan’s best craft beer purveyors, while sampling globally-influenced small plates and appetizers. All proceeds from Around the World support Van Andel…

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July 2017

Origins of Cancer

July 22 @ 7:00 am
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids,MI49503United States
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Origins of Cancer is a one-day symposium that brings together scientists and medical professionals from around the country to discuss the latest cancer research. The 2016 theme is Exploring Tumor Complexity, which will highlight research on metastases, tumor evolution and transcription.

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August 2017

Epigenomics at VARI

August 7 - August 11

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.

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Curiosity & Cocktails

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Van Andel Education Institute, 216 N. Division
Grand Rapids,MI49503United States
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Enjoy an evening of Curiosity and Cocktails as we explore all the exciting things happening at Van Andel Education Institute (VAEI). This event supports VAEI's commitment to creating classrooms where curiosity, creativity and critical thinking thrive! The event will feature live entertainment, a strolling dinner and cocktails, alongside interactive “curiosity stations.” Observe or participate as much or little as you’d like in the hands-on experiments and demonstrations, including: – Meeting VAEI’s giant tortoise Toby and other resident animals. – Chemistry in a…

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Daniel Lim, M.D., Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

August 30 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Daniel Lim, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor Director of Restorative Neurosurgery University of California, San Francisco 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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September 2017

Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, MSc., Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

September 6 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, MSc., Ph.D. Professor Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Xiaohong Li, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.  

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Designs on a Cure

September 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Merchandise Mart, 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago,IL60654United States
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Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, the world’s most prestigious interior design center, is opening its doors in support of cancer research at Van Andel Institute. On September 7, the Institute will host Designs on a Cure—an elegant evening where guests can explore the 6th floor Merchandise Mart residential showrooms, and partake in delectable hors d'oeuvres and cocktails—all for an incredible cause. If you have a passion for great design, life-changing research and the bustling energy in the city of big shoulders, you’re…

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Or Gozani, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

September 13 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Or Gozani, Ph.D. Professor Stanford 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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A Celebration of the Cryo-EM Revolution

September 14 - September 15
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids,MI49503United States
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A Celebration of the Cryo-EM Revolution September 14-15, 2017.

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2017 VAI Golf Outing

September 18 @ 10:00 am
Wuskowhan Players Club, 16111 Blair St
West Olive,MI49460United States
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Please join us Monday, September 18, for Van Andel Institute’s 10th annual golf outing! Proceeds benefit biomedical research and science education at Van Andel Institute.   Registration      Sponsorship Big Ten Champion and two-time World Series winner, Kirk Gibson is best known for being a team player. After being an All American football Player at Michigan State University, his career in baseball began by…

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