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“Our eight institutes are sponsoring this series because we believe deeply that global communication and cooperation in science is more important than ever for the world's future. We see a strong need for international cooperation to tackle disease, climate change, preservation of biodiversity, and much more.

We hope that Life Science Across the Globe will remind us all that knowledge generated through science is a global public good — that the process of science and the evidence-based reasoning of science is a type of universal language and that science nurtures friendships of people throughout the world.”

— Ron Vale, executive director of HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus


“Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetics”

Hosted by: Tsinghua-Peking Center for Life Sciences (CLS), China

June 2, 9:00-10:30 a.m. ET    |    Click here to watch

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June Speakers photos



9:00–10:00 a.m. ET Talks
10:00-10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion and Audience Questions


  • Thomas Cech, HHMI/University of Colorado Boulder, US
  • Xiaohua Shen, Tsinghua-Peking Center for Life Sciences (CLS), China
  • Narry Kim, Institute for Basic Science and Seoul National University, South Korea

Moderated by: Edith Heard, EMBL, Germany



Upcoming Talks

All talks are at 9:00-10:30 a.m. ET time (Click on the dates for more information.)


  • Himla Soodyall , University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • K. Thangaraj , Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnosis (CDFD), India
  • David Reich, HHMI/Harvard Medical School, US

Moderated by: Sarah Tishkoff, University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), US


  • Nicole Dubilier, MPI for Marine Microbiology, Germany
  • Guy Cochrane, EMBL-EBI, England
  • Minhan Dai, Xiamen University, China

Moderated by: TBA



Previous Talks

Talks are also available on the Janelia YouTube Channel. (Click on the date to watch the recorded talk.)



Moderated by: Kenneth Gibbs, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), US


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Participating Institutions

HHMI logo

HHMI Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, Virginia, USA

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Logo

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, USA

University of Buenos Aires/CONICET logo

University of Buenos Aires/CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology logo

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, United Kingdom