Research & Engineering
The COVID-19 Disease Map project is an international, multi-disciplinary effort, which aims to uncover and describe the molecular interactions involved in COVID-19. The ultimate goal is to provide the necessary research to find a cure for the disease.
Research & Engineering
Professor Matthias Wolf and his team have set up a blood antibody test that can be used to determine who has previously contracted COVID-19. The test could be used to screen residents in Okinawa to determine the true extent of the spread of the coronavirus.
Research & Engineering
In collaboration with the Okinawa Prefecture Government (OPG), a controlled laboratory at OIST has started Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19.
Research & Engineering
Prof. Keshav Dani and his team have developed a UVC sterilization unit that could allow hospitals to safely reuse masks when necessary
Research & Engineering
Prof. Mahesh Bandi and his team applied a high voltage electric field to a cotton candy machine, poured in a powdered polymer, and created a fabric for masks that could help combat the spread of COVID-19
Research & Engineering
OIST students Sébastein Lapointe and Sandrine Burriel and their team have followed guidelines provided by the World Health Organization to begin production of a disinfecting gel with hopes of distributing it to health care facilities around Okinawa
Research & Engineering
Research technicians Micheal Grunwald and Kazumi Toda-Peters and Junior Research Fellow Paul Hsieh-Fu Tsai worked under the guidance of OIST Industrial Physician Dr. Tomoari Mori to 3D print face shields for health care workers in Okinawa
Research & Engineering
Professor Simone Pigolotti and his team from the Biological Complexity Unit are currently modelling the spread of COVID-19 within Okinawa to predict its impact
Community & Social
OIST has developed movies for children whose schools are closed due to the Pandemic to enjoy science at home
Community & Social
A group of OIST researchers and students has produced posters and a video to teach why and how to properly guard against COVID-19 with good hygiene

Research Community Projects