KUSCO is pleased to announce our support for the 2012 BLSA Annual Conference. It was successfully held on November 17th at The Chevy Chase Auditorium of Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. The conference was attended by around 150 life scientists and professionals from regional academia, government, and industry. The conference was opened with welcome remarks by Dr. Woochang Hwang, the president of BLSA. With the topic of “Translational Research in Human Diseases”, BLSA invited five world renowned scientists, Andrew Feinberg (M.D., MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), Jeongsik Yong (Ph.D., University of Minnesota), Jae-Il Park (Ph.D., University of Texas), Ann-Hwee Lee (Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medical College), William C. Hahn (M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School). The speakers presented very exciting recent discoveries in translational research field which covered from epigenetics to functional genomics of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and dyslipidemia and stimulated young scientists to obtain insight. At lunch time, the meeting offered the luncheon table discussion to enhance the networking among the participants and provide the attendees to have chances to talk with speakers. With the poster session, 2012 BLSA Conference also brought together scientists who are studying diverse life science areas such as biology, chemistry, biomedical engineering and biostatistics. The conference strengthened the relationship among the scientists as they gain insight from cross-disciplinary discussions that can illuminate novel approaches to their own research. The conference concluded with positive notes from both the speakers and the audience to gain new knowledge, initiate extensive discussions and engage in novel scientific collaboration. The conference was supported by Axeq Technology, Chung-Buk and Chungbuk Technopark, KASBP, KHIDI USA, KIOM, Korea Embassy in USA, KRIBB, KSEA and KUSCO.