Structural Biology

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February 12, 2020 Van Andel Institute’s Juan Du, Ph.D. awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

Two-year fellowship honors exemplary early career scientists GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Feb. 12, 2020) — The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has named Van Andel Institute’s

January 31, 2020 10 research trends we’re excited to watch in the next decade

With a new decade comes a new world of possibility and innovation waiting to be unleashed in labs at Van Andel Institute and across the…

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…

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…

May 28, 2019 Decoding our biological thermostat: Three questions for McKnight Scholar Dr. Juan Du

Our body temperature is kept in check by an elegant biological thermostat. But, despite its critical role in keeping us healthy and protecting us from…

May 28, 2019 Van Andel Research Institute’s Dr. Juan Du named McKnight Scholar

Three-year, $225,000 award will fuel research into the molecular basis of body temperature regulation GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (May 28, 2019) — The McKnight Foundation

May 7, 2019 Research brief: Supercharging asthma treatment

The problem Asthma is a common respiratory disease that affects about 8 percent of the U.S. population. It causes a person’s airways to narrow and…

April 11, 2019 Near-atomic map of parathyroid hormone complex points toward more targeted therapies for osteoporosis, cancer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 11, 2019) — An international team of scientists has mapped a molecular complex that could aid in the development of better…