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April 2017

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

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 health and enhance lives. Sadly, in May 2004, Dr. Koo passed away following a…

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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

An integrative approach to understanding HIV-1 and host interactions Dr. Peijun Zhang obtained her Ph.D. in molecular physiology and biophysics from University Virginia, M.S. in physics and B.S. in electrical engineering from Nanjing University, China. She was a postdoc and later a staff scientist at the National Cancer Institute, NIH. In 2006, she joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as an assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2012. She recently…

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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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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, MI 49503 United 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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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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