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1. April 2021 - 0:00
OIST Welcomes Dr. Takashi Toda as Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Toda, who has over 35 years of higher education and international development experience from his time in JICA, was appointed as COO of OIST.
about OIST Welcomes Dr. Takashi Toda as Chief Operating Officer
22. March 2021 - 12:00
Reading the book of life
Eugene “Gene” Myers, a pioneer of bioinformatics who created the BLAST algorithm and played a decisive role in decoding the human genome, joined OIST last year as an Adjunct Professor.
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19. March 2021 - 10:20
Uncovering the secrets of the octopus
Professor Sam Reiter, who leads the Computational Neuroethology Unit, talks neuroscience, cephalopods, and why researching camouflage is important on the latest episode of the OIST podcast.
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17. March 2021 - 10:00
OIST researchers awarded JST FOREST grant
Dr. Yosuke Yamada, Dr. Reina Komiya and Prof. Ryota Kabe were awarded a place on the FOREST (Fusion Oriented REsearch for disruptive Science and Technology) program.
about OIST researchers awarded JST FOREST grant
5. March 2021 - 10:00
Beyond our physical world: Researcher studies mathematics in other spaces
Mathematician strives to understand functions in metric spaces – abstract settings that go beyond the physical world.
about Beyond our physical world: Researcher studies mathematics in other spaces
25. February 2021 - 17:00
OIST’s Science Festival goes online for 2021
This year, OIST’s Community Relations Section, alongside many researchers and other members of the community, used a combination of livestreaming and pre-recorded videos to move the entire Science Festival online.
about OIST’s Science Festival goes online for 2021
8. February 2021 - 12:00
Cell division research explores questions at the core of life
OIST researcher uses state-of-the-art imaging and techniques to study the spindle within our cells, and to reveal which proteins are necessary for it to operate correctly.
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1. February 2021 - 12:00
Allegations of scientific misconduct have been sustained by a formal investigation and recently reported to the Board of Governors and the Cabinet Office.
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25. January 2021 - 10:58
OIST welcomes ninth class of students
On January 15th, OIST’s ninth class was officially welcomed to the start of their PhD program, and encouraged to embrace the opportunities that were offered and rise to the challenges that lie ahead.
about OIST welcomes ninth class of students
6. January 2021 - 11:00
OIST Board of Governors Welcomes Dr. Akira Yoshino
Dr. Akira Yoshino, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and creator of the lithium-ion battery, was appointed as a member of the Board of Governors.
about OIST Board of Governors Welcomes Dr. Akira Yoshino
14. December 2020 - 0:00
New faculty member shoots for the moon
Professor Hiroki Takahashi has become a project manager in a research program funded by a prestigious Moonshot award to work on the next generation of ion traps.
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10. December 2020 - 10:29
OIST wins Student Recruitment Campaign of the Year
The award, granted by Times Higher Education, recognizes the success of OIST Graduate School
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8. December 2020 - 18:28
Obituary: Dr. Akito Arima, Vice Chair of the OIST Board of Governors
OIST is saddened by the death of Dr. Akito Arima on December 7, 2020.
about Obituary: Dr. Akito Arima, Vice Chair of the OIST Board of Governors
7. December 2020 - 15:12
Okinawa High School Students Take on Science Project Challenge: Year 9 of SCORE!
Potential high school entrepreneurs compete for the winning science project
about Okinawa High School Students Take on Science Project Challenge: Year 9 of SCORE!
7. December 2020 - 0:00
Plants and bacteria: Investigating symbiotic relationships in the wild
Carnivorous and aquatic plants provide great models for answering questions about the natural world, says new OIST ecologist Prof. David Armitage.
about Plants and bacteria: Investigating symbiotic relationships in the wild
27. November 2020 - 10:33
In Honor of the Late Dr. Sydney Brenner
A ceremony for the installation of the Dr. Brenner statue was presented by the Okinawa Prefecture at OIST
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22. October 2020 - 0:00
Bridging science and traditional practices across cultures
A new outreach program will allow students in Okinawa and Hawai’i to explore the natural sciences through a cultural lens.
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15. October 2020 - 0:00
The OIST antibody test required an interdisciplinary approach
Scientists and staff across OIST have worked hard over the last few months to test the OIST community for antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
about The OIST antibody test required an interdisciplinary approach
12. October 2020 - 0:00
From the applied to the abstract: Mathematical models traverse reality and beyond
Professor Daniel Spector uses his aptitude for numbers and equations to answer questions that aren’t necessarily anchored in what we can observe.
about From the applied to the abstract: Mathematical models traverse reality and beyond
8. October 2020 - 0:00
Using new tools to solve old problems
Whilst in lockdown at OIST, Professor Andrew Lobb, in collaboration with a mathematician at Boston College, solved a version of a century-old question: Can square pegs fit inside round holes?
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