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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



Previous 2022 Talks

Speaker: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH) and Chief Medical Advisor to the US President

Moderated by: Ron Vale, HHMI Vice President and Executive Director Janelia Research Campus


Moderated by: Padmanee Sharma, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, US


Moderated by: Mukund Thattai, NCBS, India

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Moderated by: Ron Milo, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel



Moderated by: Donald Milton, University of Maryland, US



Moderated by:  Tracy Johnson, Dean, Life Sciences, UCLA College, US


Moderated by: Sjors Scheres, MRC-LMB, UK


  • Michal Schwartz, Professor, Weizmann Institute, Israel
  • Adam Kepecs, Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, US
  • Carlos Ribeiro, Principal Investigator, Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Portugal

Moderated by: Asya Rolls, Associate Professor, Technion, Israel


Moderated by: Thomas Preiss, John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANUAustralia


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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