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Structural Biology

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March 27, 2019 Graduate student spotlight: Creating blueprints for life’s smallest components

Every other month, we highlight one of Van Andel Institute Graduate School’s doctoral students. This month features Wooyoung Choi, a graduate student in the lab of Dr.…

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…

September 24, 2018 Cryo-EM reveals structure of protein responsible for regulating temperature in the human body

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (September 24, 2018) — A team led by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists has revealed for the first time the…

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…

January 22, 2018 Cryo-EM reveals critical protein-modifying complex and potential drug target

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Jan. 22, 2018)—Scientists have revealed the atomic-level structure of a molecular complex responsible for modifying proteins, possibly paving the way for 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…