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October 4, 2022 Dr. Zheng Ruan earns prestigious K99 grant, the first in Van Andel Institute’s history

It’s a major achievement in a scientist’s career when they earn their first federal grant. Not only do these grants provide vital funding, they also…

July 27, 2022 Van Andel Institute, University of Freiburg study reveals insights into enzyme that combats a common greenhouse gas

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (July 27, 2022) — An enzyme that combats the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) may one day give scientists a potent new…

June 24, 2021 A ‘tasty’ protein may lead to new ways to treat metabolic and immune diseases

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 24, 2021) — The same taste-sensing molecule that helps you enjoy a meal from your favorite restaurant may one day lead…

November 4, 2020 Near-atomic ‘maps’ reveal structure for maintaining pH balance in cells

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Nov. 4, 2020) — For the first time, scientists have visualized a new class of molecular gates that maintain pH balance within…

June 3, 2020 Near-atomic blueprint reveals inner workings of drug target for cancer, other diseases

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 3, 2020) — Van Andel Institute scientists have for the first time described the near-atomic level structure of a molecular pathway…

December 2, 2019 Taste-related protein provides target for drugs to treat neurological disorders

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Dec. 2, 2019) — Understanding how the brain processes sweet, bitter and umami tastes may one day help researchers design more effective…

August 6, 2019 Globetrotting grad student finds opportunity of a lifetime at Van Andel Institute

Wooyoung Choi is both a scientist and an explorer. He has traveled to almost every country in Asia and has recently started to explore Canada…

July 25, 2019 Explainer: What is structural biology?

The human body is immensely complex, comprising trillions of cells, proteins and molecules that work in concert to keep all of our systems up and…