OIST in the News
OIST Communication and Public Relations Division hold "OIST Scientists Talk on Clothing, Food and Housing" at Junku-do Bookstore Naha from 6:30pm - 7:30 pm every second Friday of the month.
Before the each event, OIST Communications staff introduces the speaker. This time, Tomomi Okubo, The Media Section staff wrote about Dr. Tsumoru Shintake and introduced about his project on wave power generator.Read More
Dr. Masashi Yoshimura, the coordinator of the OKEON Churamori Project contributed an article to the journal "Seibutsu no kagaku Iden” and it is published on Vol.73 No.2 in 2019.
Chapter 3. Citizen Science and RIFA Countermeasure
By Masashi Yoshimura (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology)
You can read the article from here (In Japanese only)
SCORE!, a start-up contest for local high school students jointly hosted by OIST was featured in QAB's evening news:
You can read the event report from our website: Okinawa’s Future is Bright! Start-up Contest by Local High School Students
A research paper by Prof. Eliot Fried's Mathematics, Mechanics, and Materials Unit was the most downloaded article of the in the Journal of Nonlinear Science during 2018. Congratulations Prof. Fried and his team!Read More
Ryukyu Shimpo ran a story based on the interview of Dr. Chris Petoukhoff about his and his friends discovery on the beach of Tancha.
Laboratory Lifestyles: The Construction of Scientific Fictions Sandra Kaji‑O’Grady, Chris L. Smith and Russell Hughes MIT Press (2019)Read More
The latest OIST column for the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out! Click this link to read and know more about the grand Diwali celebrations organized at OIST each year!
On November 10, staff members of the OIST OKEON Churamori Project visited Taira Port to teach the Miyako High School Science Club how they track down and study ants.
The project monitors fire ant populations on the island as a part of prefectural alien species countermeasure program. Members hold research training sessions to make local residents more aware of the impact of alien species on remote island environments. The Miyako High School students learned basic knowledge about fire ants and how to collect and study ants.
A new study by Dr. Tokuda and Prof. Doya from the Neural Computational Unit at OIST has identified three sub-types of depression that previously unknown.Read More
An paper published in Nature Communications has detailed a study into the shape of bacterial cells and their associated z-rings. Authored by Dr. Bill Söderström, Dr. Alexander Badrutdinov, Dr. Helena Chan and Prof. Ulf Skoglund, the paper outline how the team, inpsired by cube shaped watermelons, use nanofabricated moulds can be used to alter the natural rod shapes of bacteria into a variety of new shapes.Read More
The forth article is now online : OIST's column series at the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ "Scientists without boarders from Chura-shima".
It is about OIST student's life, focusing Mohamed Atwa. : https://globe.asahi.com/article/11842135 (Only in Japanese)
The tentative translation is updated.
A new study on commercialization of perovskite solar cells by the Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit at OIST, lead by Prof. Yabing Qi has garnered media attention. Read the complete story here.Read More