Life Science Across the Globe - RNA Therapeutics

11 November 2022

Borne out of the global disruption of COVID-19, Life Science Across the Globe (LSAG), a virtual seminar series that brings together scientists and scholars around the world, was first launched in July 2020 by Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus along with seven other partnering sister institutes.

Each month, LSAG has identified an important aspect of science or science’s place in our culture and brings together speakers to present their work or thoughts on that theme. The talks, which are aimed at broad professional audiences, are followed by a moderated panel discussion and Q&A.

This year, the John Curtin School of Medical Research is honoured to be an international host of the series. On Thursday 3 November, we held our first seminar on RNA Therapeutics, featuring the following outstanding speakers and presentations:

  • ProfessorRoss Hannan, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU, Australia: "Targeting Ribosomal RNA Synthesis to Treat Cancer"
  • Professor Melissa Moore, Chief Scientific Officer, Moderna Therapeutics, US: "mRNA as Medicine"
  • Professor Catherine Mills, Monash Bioethics Centre, Australia: "RNA Therapeutics: Ethical, Social and Regulatory Perspectives"

The talks were moderated by Professor Thomas Preiss.

You can watch the recording of the talks and the panel discussion below: