Articles

25 Jul 2014
Panagiotis Grammatikopoulos in the OIST Nanoparticles by Design Unit simulates the interactions of particles that are too small to see, and too complicated to visualize. In order to study the particles’ behavior, he uses a technique called molecular...
18 Jul 2014
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has highly-educated women who have chosen to use their skills and expertise to advise and collaborate with the research of others, rather than conduct their own research. With the...
11 Jul 2014
OIST has acquired a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system which enables sophisticated physiological analyses of small animals.  OIST is the second university in Japan to own an MRI with such high static magnetic field strength, a feature which...
10 Jul 2014
On July 9, 2014, Dr. Yuuri Yasuoka1 in the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University’s Marine Genomics Unit, published...
4 Jul 2014
OIST has a new resident: a life-size humpback whale! Last Saturday, June 28, eighty children visited OIST to paint a mural of a humpback whale with Okinawan artist pokke104. The fourteen-meter long mural is the same size as a real humpback whale and now...
3 Jul 2014
The human brain is the most complex computer in existence.  Understanding how it works has been a scientific endeavor for centuries.  However, technology has only recently advanced to the point where we can really understand brain function down...
25 Jun 2014
Combining physics and neurobiology to tackle Parkinson’s Disease is research “I would never have been able to do outside of OIST,” says Professor Keshav Dani.  The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University’s...
19 Jun 2014
What do zombies and ancient ants have in common?  They are both subjects of study at OIST.  Evan Economo’s Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit, in collaboration with the...
17 Jun 2014
Members of OIST’s Ecology and Evolution Unit study a wide range of topics with the common thread of taking advantage of new technologies, such as next-generation DNA sequencing, to better understand...
13 Jun 2014
OIST is welcoming Assistant Professor Julia Khusnutdinova to head a new unit called Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis.  Khusnutdinova is joining OIST from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, where she is a Postdoctoral Research...
5 Jun 2014
Dinosaurs and mathematics do not seem like an obvious pair, but for Professor Robert Sinclair and his Mathematical Biology Unit, they are a logical match.  Sinclair was part of a team that recently...
4 Jun 2014
Researchers in OIST’s Open Biology Unit led by Prof. Hiroaki Kitano are working on a physiological computer modeling platform called PhysioDesigner. This system is intended to create a virtual physiological model...
29 May 2014
A paper by Dr. Masako Nakamura of the OIST Marine Biophysics Unit on the ecology of a deep-sea limpet called Lepetodrilus nuxon has been published in...
16 May 2014
On the evening of May 14, OIST welcomed Mohau Pheko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Republic of South Africa.  She gave the Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture titled “Can Science and Technology Promote Development and...
16 May 2014
A photo exhibition, “Sketches of Science,” opened May 13 at OIST. This world-travelling exhibition was inaugurated in June 2012 in Stockholm at the Nobel...
16 May 2014
In approximately 50 research units at OIST, 110 technicians contribute to advance the research.  Their tasks vary from analyzing great quantities of research data, to rearing living creatures, and performing experiments.  OIST’s research...
12 May 2014
A new paper published by OIST’s Neurobiology Research Unit identifies some of the neurons responsible for behavioral decisions in rats.  Using a technique that employs light to control nerve cell activity,...
9 May 2014
Mukhles Sowwan’s Nanoparticles by Design Unit does just what the name suggests; it designs custom nanoparticles.  However, creating nanoparticles is only the beginning of the work.  Once they are...
25 Apr 2014
The 60 trillion cells that comprise our bodies communicate constantly.  Information travels when chemical compounds released by some cells are received by receptors in the membrane of another cell. In a paper published in the...
21 Apr 2014
The OIST Pipe Flow Experiment is poised to bridge a long-standing gap between physics and engineering.  The experimental facility is being set up by Professor Pinaki Chakraborty’s Fluid Mechanics Unit and...

Pages