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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


“Origins of Humans and Culture”

Hosted by: National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), India

July 7, 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


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



Upcoming Talks

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



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



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

Moderated by: Edith Heard, EMBL, Germany


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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