10 Dec 2012
Ahmed Alkhunaini, Representative Director of Aramco Asia Japan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with OIST on Friday 7 December.
7 Dec 2012
Dr. Magdalena Skipper, a Senior Editor at Nature, gave two talks at OIST recently, both a part of OIST's regular colloquium series.
5 Dec 2012
AAAS announced it will award an OIST Board of Governors member for his investigation into the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe.
30 Nov 2012
Professor Síle Nic Chormaic and her band of sixteen researchers study the interactions of two foundational components of our world -- light and matter.
29 Nov 2012
In November 2011, OIST opened as a graduate university, and its first annual report is now available.
12 Nov 2012
As an immunologist, Prof. Ishikawa studies how our bodies defend themselves against pathogens like bacteria, fungi, and viruses using the mouse as a model.
8 Nov 2012
In the latest issue of Neuron, Prof. Takahashi and Dr. Hori have reported the first reliable measurement of the rate that chemical neurotransmitter is replenished in the brain.
31 Oct 2012
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29 Oct 2012
Noriyuki Satoh and researchers have found the first genomic evidence for a common deuterostome ancestor – bringing together a diverse lineage of animals ranging from humans to sea stars.
22 Oct 2012
Have you ever wondered if our universe is just a tiny speck in a much larger cosmos? The Theory of Quantum Matter Unit here at OIST examines this idea on a much smaller scale.
16 Oct 2012
From October 10 through 12, OIST participated in BioJapan 2012 in Yokohama, a biotechnology business forum that has taken place since 1986.
16 Oct 2012
On October 15th the Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, Mr. Shinji Tarutoko, visited OIST.
12 Oct 2012
For all of October, OIST is exhibiting a collection of Okinawan glass artist Seikchiki Inamine’s latest work, “Ocean.”
11 Oct 2012
Professor Satoshi Mitarai, head of the Marine Biophysics Unit at OIST, is a master of making friends in all the right places – in his case, leading marine research institutions around the world.
9 Oct 2012
To respond to the body’s needs, our cells are constantly switching specific genes on or off. Flipping the switch means the cells either start or stop making copies of a gene out of molecules known as RNA; these so-called “transcripts” are then read by protein-making machinery to manufacture the gene’s final product.
3 Oct 2012
The Human Developmental Neurobiology Unit is primarily concerned not with theory or bench work, but with studying the causes and effects of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to achieve tangible benefits for affected children and their families.
3 Oct 2012
On October 2, OIST received a generous donation from Mr. Chiken Kakazu, a former Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker and a longtime supporter of the OIST project.
28 Sep 2012
In July OIST’s DNA sequencing section (SQC), which had been located 45 minutes away in Uruma, moved to the main campus’ Center Building in Onna. The move gives OIST researchers easier access to the section’s next-generation sequencers and team of technicians.
19 Sep 2012
Could our waste be part of the answer to humanity’s energy problems? Some researchers think so, thanks to bacteria that chow down on everything from sewage to heavy metals and give off electricity as one of their own waste products.
13 Sep 2012

Though landscaping will continue for another month, the inside of the Village Center is ready to go, and students and researchers have already moved in.