Structural Biology

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June 11, 2024 Van Andel Institute welcomes structural biologist and neuroscientist Dr. Yang Yang

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 11, 2024) — Van Andel Institute is expanding its research into the roots of neurodegenerative disease with the recruitment of structural biologist

May 30, 2024 Van Andel Institute establishes new endowed chairs, names renowned scientists as inaugural appointees

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 30, 2024) — Van Andel Institute has named Peter W. Laird, Ph.D., as the Peter and Emajean Cook Endowed Chair in…

May 15, 2024 Heating proteins to body temperature reveals new drug targets

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 15, 2024) — Some proteins shift their shape when exposed to different temperatures, revealing previously unknown binding sites for medications.

 The findings,

March 24, 2024 Tuberculosis is an ancient problem. Modern technology is helping solve it

Van Andel Institute’s Dr. Huilin Li is using modern technology to solve an ancient problem that still has devastating consequences today: tuberculosis (TB), a…

January 18, 2024 Structural study points the way to better malaria drugs

Structural insights into a potent antimalarial drug candidate’s interaction with the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum have paved the way for drug-resistant malaria therapies,…

January 11, 2024 ‘A Grand Plan' for achieving breakthroughs and improving health

Collaboration, innovation and robust science are a powerful combination, one that drives discoveries aimed at improving health for generations to come. The era of siloed…

September 28, 2023 Van Andel Institute chief scientist earns $7.9 million Outstanding Investigator Award to support cancer research

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (September 28, 2023) — Van Andel Institute Chief Scientific Officer Peter A. Jones, Ph.D., D.Sc. (hon), has received a seven-year, nearly…

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…