Origins of Cancer: Honoring Dr. George Vande Woude, an Oncogene Pioneer

Van Andel Institute

22 July 2022

Hybrid (on-site at Van Andel Institute and virtual)

Registration Deadline

13 July 2022

Van Andel Institute's Origins of Cancer symposium brings together students, scientists and medical professionals to explore paradigm-shifting cancer research. The 2022 symposium will honor the late Dr. George Vande Woude, the Institute’s founding research director and a groundbreaking scientist whose discovery of the MET oncogene revolutionized our understanding of cancer. This year’s distinguished roster of speakers will highlight Dr. Vande Woude’s legacy and recent breakthroughs in the oncogene field.

Registration for the 2022 symposium will open in spring 2022. To be added to our email list or for questions, please contact Courtney Zirkle at


Tony Hunter, Ph.D.

Frank McCormick, Ph.D., FRS, D.Sc. (hon)

Luis F. Parada, Ph.D.

Morag Park, Ph.D., C.Q., FRSC, FCAHS

Sue VandeWoude, DVM, DACLAM

Harold Varmus, M.D.