12 Apr 2019 - 11:00
Holding the crystals in his hand, one can faintly see a molecule in the background. At a microscopic level, crystals are a repetition of the molecule in all directions, and we can get the exact...
12 Apr 2019 - 10:57
PhD student Sébastien Lapointe holds out the solution after the experiment. He kept the solutions in a fridge for about a week. Over time the solution forms crystals that can be further analyzed,...
12 Apr 2019 - 10:49
Moments after applying the reductant, the solution turns to a deep red color, which needs to be purified by filtration. The pure final product is obtained without any further manipulations. “The...
12 Apr 2019 - 10:45
Pictured is another solution containing a slightly larger starting molecule before applying the same reductant.
12 Apr 2019 - 10:41
Seconds after adding the reductant, the once yellow solution turns to a murky brown. This color change signifies that there is a reaction occurring between the chemicals. “The change in color is a...
12 Apr 2019 - 10:31
Pictured is the solution with the starting material Sebastien Lapointe did his reaction on. This is before adding the reductant to the reaction. “To check how our stabilizing system performs, we...
12 Apr 2019 - 10:22
The two powders on the left are the starting Nickel (II) molecules, while the two on the right are the final Nickel(I) products after the experiment. The difference in color for the starting Nickel (...
12 Apr 2019 - 10:03
PhD student Sébastien Lapointe in the Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis Unit prepares his experiment. The experiments are done in the glovebox, in order...
1 Apr 2019 - 15:19
On March 28, 2019 the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) announced that a team led by Prof. Jeff Wickens, head of the Neurobiology Research Unit at Okinawa...
Type: News Article
28 Mar 2019 - 15:29
Professor Jeff Wickens and postdoctoral researcher Julie Chouinard, are both in the Neurobiology Research Unit at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology...
20 Mar 2019 - 11:23
Winner of the 2019 Science Challenge, Yumeho Nakanishi poses with Youhei Morita. Nakanishi’s presentation was on incorporating cell biology into creating a more ethical, sustainable meat.
20 Mar 2019 - 11:13
In labs across the world, scientists are looking at the bigger picture, but are starting with one step at a time. Patience, determination and commitment are all required components for research when...
Type: News Article