Structural Biology

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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…

August 1, 2022 Five years of fueling discovery with cryo-EM

To understand life’s building blocks — the molecules that give structure to our cells, fuel our bodies and play integral roles in health and disease…

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…

April 1, 2022 Molecular ‘blueprint’ illuminates how plants perceive light

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 30, 2022) — Plants rely on their ability to sense light for survival. But unlike animals, plants don’t have eyes full…

March 21, 2022 Cryo-EM reveals how ‘911’ molecule helps fix damaged DNA

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 21, 2022) — When something goes wrong during DNA replication, cells call their own version of 911 to pause the process…

December 14, 2021 A year — and a quarter century — in review

As 2021 comes to a close, so too does Van Andel Institute’s celebration of our 25th anniversary. The Institute’s story began with a vision: to…

September 30, 2021 Structural biologist Dr. Evan Worden joins Van Andel Institute’s faculty

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Sept. 30, 2021) — Van Andel Institute has welcomed structural biologist and epigenetics expert Evan Worden, Ph.D., to its growing faculty.…

September 29, 2021 Take a brain break with our proteins quiz!

At this point in the year, who isn’t in need of a little break? Test your knowledge of proteins, and maybe even learn something new,…