Structural Biology

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October 3, 2018 High-resolution “blueprint” reveals mechanism that helps E. coli infect the urinary tract

The findings may aid in the development of precision antimicrobial therapies GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (October 3, 2018) — A common gut bacterium uses a unique…

May 10, 2018 Microbes from marine volcanic vents reveal how humans adjusted to a changing atmosphere

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., and ATHENS, Ga. (May 10, 2018) — Ancient microbes that thrive in some of the world’s most extreme environments and modern-day humans…

April 25, 2018 Meet the scientist behind the science: Dr. Huilin Li

There is an old adage in science — structure informs function, meaning the shapes of individual molecules are closely linked to their jobs in the…

December 28, 2017 What’s next for VAI in 2018

With the end of the year approaching, we asked the Institute’s leadership for a sneak peek into what they are most excited for in the…

December 6, 2017 Cryo-EM reveals “crown-like” structure of protein responsible for regulating blood flow

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Dec. 6, 2017)—A team led by scientists at Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) has revealed for the first time the atomic-level structure…

December 5, 2017 Cryo-EM expert joins Van Andel Research Institute

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Dec. 5, 2017)—One of Van Andel Research Institute’s newest recruits is on a mission to shed new light on the diverse molecules…

October 23, 2017 Cryo-EM reveals ignition mechanism for DNA replication

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Oct. 23, 2017) — An international team of scientists, led by scientists at Van Andel Research Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and…

August 2, 2017 How some medications work and how we can make them better

Or, why you should care about G protein-coupled receptors Ever wondered how that daily beta blocker is actually lowering your blood pressure? Or how clopidogrel…