Unveiling the statue Unveiling Dr. Brenner's statue Vice Govenor Kiichiro Jahana and OIST President Peter Gruss unveil the statue during the ceremony. Date: 27 November 2020 Copyright OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, 沖縄科学技術大学院大学). Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0). Download full-resolution image Tags VIP Collaboration with Government Events Share on: Related Images Dr. Peter Gruss, OIST President talks at the ceremony of OIST Foundation launch Dr. Peter Gruss, OIST President talks at the ceremony of OIST Foundation launch. Certificate presented from the Okinawa Prefecture A certificate was presented by the Okinawa Prefecture and the Council for Promotion of OIST to honor the contribution of Dr. Sydney Brenner. OIST Foundation Ceremony Group photo with a group of drummers and dancers who demonstrated Okinawa’s traditional performance. Vice Governor of Okinawa Prefecture Kiichiro Jahana, Vice Governor of Okinawa Prefecture give remarks to introduce the statue. Dr. Sydney Brenner's statue The statue shows Dr. Brenner contemplating OIST's vision, with the three words "Vision," "Challenge," and "Innovation". Dr. Sydney Brenner served as President of the OIST Promotion Corporation from 2005 to 2011.