Epigenomics at Van Andel Research Institute

A one-day symposium and an intense one-week workshop for exceptional graduate students

WHEN July 29-August 2, 2019
WHERE Grand Rapids, Mich. Van Andel Research Institute

Learn from leaders in the field at the Epigenomics at VARI workshop

Taught by internationally recognized epigenomics experts, the fourth annual Epigenomics at VARI workshop gives gifted graduate students an intense overview of the latest innovative methodology and its applications across several fields including cancer, neurodegenerative disease and metabolism research.

Students are active participants in all aspects of the course and will engage in scientific discourse with the faculty as well as present their own scientific project with a poster, and participate in a career development workshop and social events. For questions, please contact Beth Resau at Beth.Resau@vai.org.

The application period for the 2019 workshop is now closed.

Inaugural Epigenomics at VARI Symposium

This year’s workshop kicks off with a one-day symposium on July 29 that will explore structure, function and disease through the lens of the latest epigenetics and epigenomics research. Sessions will delve into environmental and intergenerational control of epigenetics in flies and the possibility of such control in humans; walk through targeting epigenetics with small molecules; and examine epigenomic and epigenetic regulation in cancer. We are thrilled to feature a keynote address from Dr. Manolis Kellis of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, who will highlight approaches to mining deep single-cell resolution data-types for understanding human disease.

Registration for the symposium is now closed. For questions, please contact Beth Resau at Beth.Resau@vai.org.


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