16 Dec 2014
21 teams of Okinawan high school students, selected from the 31 teams that applied, competed in the 3rd SCORE! – Science in Okinawa: Research for Enterprise - contest on Saturday 13 December.
15 Dec 2014
Recent collaborations between scientists in Okinawa and Australia are helping to spur genomic research of the Crown of Thorns starfish, a threat to coral reefs across the Indo-Pacific region.
10 Dec 2014
Professor Hirotaka Sugawara announces his new unit, which will find ways to apply particle and nuclear physics technology to medical research.
10 Dec 2014
OIST’s Mathematical Soft Matter Unit explores the interaction of energies at the crossroads between physics and mathematics.
5 Dec 2014
OIST becomes part of Japan’s national effort to map the Brain
26 Nov 2014
Yuichi Nakajima decodes barnacle genetics to understand how climate change impacts the deep ocean.
19 Nov 2014
OIST welcomes Ye Zhang to lead the Bioinspired Soft Matter Unit. She hopes to create purely chemical systems that mimic biological structures.
17 Nov 2014
Marianela Garcia-Munoz and Violeta Lopez-Huerta illuminate a new purpose for a receptor known to trigger cell death.
6 Nov 2014
Experts from around the world met at OIST to advise and comment on the future of Marine Science.
5 Nov 2014
Professor Robert Sinclair proposes that simple explanations can be found for complex systems in nature by using rational numbers
24 Oct 2014
Hinako Takahashi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment, visited OIST to open the meeting of the International Coral Reef Initiative.
23 Oct 2014
C. M. Chandrashekar and Thomas Busch simulate the motion of a particle that can be in two or more places at once.
16 Oct 2014
A new study of lens morphology through cell proliferation is helping to understand how complex biological structures form.
10 Oct 2014
In a cooperative effort with the local fishermen, OIST researchers are studying the population dynamics of Crown-of-Thorns Starfish.
3 Oct 2014
Béatrice Lecroq examines tiny organisms called foraminifera in one of the world’s deepest ocean trenches.
2 Oct 2014
Jeong-Hwan Kim engineers a smart nanomaterial that rolls and unrolls in response to acidic or basic environments.
29 Sep 2014
Yohei Yokobayashi joins OIST to lead the new unit on Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Engineering in an effort to understand the applications of chemistry in biological systems.
25 Sep 2014
The Japanese Cancer Association is awarding OIST Prof. Tadashi Yamamoto a prestigious award for his contributions to cancer research.
24 Sep 2014
Professor Yabing Qi and members of his research unit are using a new strategy to develop the next generation of solar cells, focusing in particular on decreasing costs.
19 Sep 2014
Professor Amy Shen develops smartgels, viscous and elastic substances with useful properties such as sensitivity to glucose spikes, which would help diabetics monitor their blood sugar.