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Global communication and cooperation in the life sciences are more important than ever.

Embracing this spirit, eight sister institutes from around the world bring you Life Science Across the Globe, a monthly event in which leading scientists and scholars gather virtually from different parts of the world to showcase the most exciting advances in science and discuss important issues related to science and society. Click here to see the upcoming series schedule.


“Inclusion of Underrepresented Populations in Science”

Hosted by: HHMI/Janelia Research Campus, USA

May 5, 9:00-10:30 a.m. ET    |    Click here to watch

Zoom Webinar Information    ID: 958 5951 7201     Passcode: 489171


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


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



Upcoming Talks

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


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

Moderated by: Edith Heard, EMBL, Germany
Host: Center for Life Sciences (CLS)/Tsinghua University, China


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

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


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

Moderated by: TBA



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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