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April 2017

A Conversation About Depression hosted by Carol Van Andel

April 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join us for a luncheon focused on leading advances in depression research at Van Andel Institute. You will also learn more about treatment options, patient care and how you can help a friend or family member with depression. The luncheon will feature VAI's Dr. Lena Brundin, Pine Rest's Dr. Eric Achtyes and Helen DeVos Children's Hospital's Dr. Elizabeth Kowal.   Registration      Sponsorship 11:30 am…

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New Frontiers in Cancer Metabolism

April 18 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Cellular metabolism plays a critical role in the normal, day-to-day operation of healthy cells. Yet, when these processes go awry, they contribute to the molecular basis of many common disease states. Cancer in particular is marked by a reprogramming of cellular metabolism that drives cell growth and proliferation, which propels disease progression but also presents promising avenues for therapeutic development. New Frontiers in Cancer Metabolism, a half-day symposium hosted by Van Andel Research Institute, will highlight emerging research in this…

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Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D. – Jay Van Andel Seminar Series

April 19 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Leonard Petrucelli, Ph.D. Mayo Clinic Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 2102/2102 VARI Host: Darren Moore, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.  

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Midwest C. elegans Meeting

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Midwest C. elegans Meeting brings together scientists from across Michigan and the neighboring states to share the latest in Caenorhabditis elegans research. This year’s meeting will feature a keynote talk by internationally renowned aging expert Matt Kaeberlein, Ph.D. The meeting is free and is open to all scientists with an interest in C. elegans research. It is hosted by Van Andel Research Institute’s Center for Neurodegenerative Science and organized by Assistant Professor Dr. Jeremy Van Raamsdonk.   Registration [gdlr_tab title="Keynote…

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2017 Purple Community 5K

April 29 @ 8:00 am

Join us for the third annual Purple Community 5K, powered by Consumers Credit Union, on Saturday, April 29, 2017! 100 percent of the proceeds from this event will benefit cancer and neurodegenerative disease research at Van Andel Institute.

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May 2017

Han-Mo Koo Memorial Lecture

May 4 - May 5

Stay tuned for more information! Registration is expected to open in February 2017.   About the Han-Mo Koo Memorial Award and Lecture Dr. Han-Mo Koo joined Van Andel Research Institute in 1999 as one of its founding investigators. As head of the Laboratory of Cancer Pharmacogenetics, Dr. Koo established, among others, important projects focused on the identification of genetic targets for anti-cancer drug development for melanoma and pancreatic cancer and worked tirelessly to contribute to the Institute’s mission to improve…

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Frontiers in Reproductive Epigenetics

May 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The inaugural Frontiers in Reproductive Epigenetics symposium will focus on parental effects, when the genotype of the mother or father rather than the genotype of the individual determines phenotype.

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Peijun Zhang, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

May 17 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Peijun Zhang, Ph.D. Associate Professor University of Pittsburgh Time & Location 12:00 pm at Van Andel Institute Conference Room 3104/3105 VARI Host: Gongpu Zhao, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Kim Cousineau at 616.234.5684.  

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Peter Lewis, Ph.D. – VARI Seminar Series

May 24 @ 12:00 pm

Title TBD Speaker Information Peter Lewis, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Wisconsin Institute for Discovery 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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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, MI 49503 United States
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You are invited to join Van Andel Institute’s JBoard Ambassadors at the seventh annual Around the World event! Around the World is a fantastic opportunity for young professionals to network with one another, learn about the JBoard, and support the Institute’s world-class biomedical research and science education programs.   Registration     Sponsorship Belgium Potato and leek waffle with beer-braised beef…

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