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2 Sep 2013
A new school year commenced this week at OIST with its second class of doctoral students. At the welcome ceremony on September 2, OIST faculty and staff gathered in the auditorium to warmly greet the new students and their family members. The class...
30 Aug 2013
Since its opening in January, OIST’s child development program “Tedako”, Okinawan dialect for “children of the sun”, has grown to 45 students. Every day, children aged eight months to six years, enjoy spending their time at Tedako. While being operated...
29 Aug 2013
When an electrical impulse is transmitted between neurons in the brain to transfer information, a variety of molecules are involved in maintaining the signal transmission. Zacharie Taoufiq and Kohgaku Eguchi, researchers in ...
26 Aug 2013
OIST is blessed with young talent who come from around the world to conduct research, to study, and to take part in internships. They go home with invaluable experience and lifelong networking opportunities, while OIST gains a lot from these young people...
23 Aug 2013
On August 9, the 12th Nature Café took place in Tokyo with participation by undergraduate and graduate students from areas including Tokyo, Okayama, and Tohoku. This science café series, organized by the Nature Publishing Group, invites top-class...
20 Aug 2013
From August 12 – 16th, the Onna Village / OIST Children’s School of Science (OOCSS) took place at the Fureai Taiken Center in Onna Village, where OIST is situated. Now in its fourth year, the OOCSS offers children from Onna Village and nearby cities an...
15 Aug 2013
The Wave Glider is a next-generation oceanographic observation robot that institutions from around the world want to employ; the Wave Glider requires no fuel for navigation since it adjusts its...
13 Aug 2013
Genes determine and control traits by producing protein molecules. Some genes, however, do not appear to code for anything. The eukaryotic genome contains a lot of this “junk DNA”, which consist of DNA sequences that do not have a known functional role....
9 Aug 2013
The expansion of OIST is happening at a remarkable rate.  This time, OIST has embarked on the construction of a new research laboratory building on the south side of campus. The Groundbreaking Ceremony took place August 6th, marking the official...
8 Aug 2013
By exploiting the full computational power of the Japanese supercomputer “K”, researchers from OIST, RIKEN and Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany have succeeded in simulating a network consisting of 1.73 billion nerve cells connected by 10.4 trillion...
7 Aug 2013
Although genomes are being sequenced with increasing frequency, it is not well understood how the genome specifies the mechanisms for forming a multicellular animal from a fertilised egg. Research Scientist Dr. Garth Ilsley, in Prof. Nicholas Luscombe’s...
6 Aug 2013
OIST hosted its fourth Developmental Neurobiology Course, an intensive program that provides participants with a developmental overview, model systems and experimental methods of neurobiology. The...
30 Jul 2013
Several weeks ago, Prof. Economo of OIST’s Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit won an award...
25 Jul 2013
On July 25, the members of the House of Representatives’ Special Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation visited OIST. The 9-member delegation, led by Committee Chairperson Mr. Kisaburo Tokai, started their visit with a short presentation by...
24 Jul 2013
Ten months after the opening of the Village Center, the West Court Apartments also opened their doors to new residents early in July. This timely addition to housing on the OIST campus will provide accommodation for researchers and the second cohort of...
16 Jul 2013
Prof. Evan Economo, who leads OIST’s Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit, was awarded the 2013 Presidential Award from the American Society of Naturalists (ASN).  This award is given to authors of the best paper published in the journal The American...
11 Jul 2013
The second OIST Research Intern Summer Program is now underway. The 2013 program, a collaborative effort with Oxford and Harvard Universities, allows undergraduates who plan to continue their studies, to gain research experience and to become acquainted...
3 Jul 2013
The Art Exhibition “A Crossing of Minds”, jointly held by OIST and the faculty of Arts and Crafts of the Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts (OPUA), opened on June 27 at the OIST campus. Seventeen sculptures, ceramics, and installations, produced by...
3 Jul 2013
On June 29 and 30, the International Conference on Climate Change and Coral Reef Conservation, organized by the Ministry of the Environment and Okinawa Prefecture with the...
25 Jun 2013
On June 19, the Red Cross blood donation bus made its first visit to the OIST campus. With many students, researchers, and staff, OIST was the perfect stop to make. The OIST Health Center already had 20 people pre-registered before the 19th, indicating...

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