13 Aug 2013
In the journal Nature Communications, Prof. Saze and his collaborators announced the discovery of a cellular mechanism in the flowering plant Arabidopsis that masks the effects of transposable elements.
9 Aug 2013
OIST has embarked on the construction of a new research laboratory building on the south side of campus.
8 Aug 2013
Researchers from Japan and Germany including OIST have succeeded in simulating a network of 1.73 billion nerve cells connected by 10.4 trillion synapses.
7 Aug 2013
OIST's Dr. Garth Ilsley has succeeded in modelling early regulation of development in the fruit fly Drosophila.
6 Aug 2013
OIST hosted its fourth Developmental Neurobiology Course, an intensive program that provides participants with a developmental overview, model systems and experimental methods of neurobiology.
30 Jul 2013
Ants specimens were collected over a two-week trip to the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens. The species richness in Xishuangbanna is now being threatened by deforestation.
25 Jul 2013
The members of the House of Representatives’ Special Committee on Science Technology and Innovation visited OIST on July 25.
24 Jul 2013
The West Court Apartments are now complete, and new residents have started moving in since early July.
16 Jul 2013
Prof. Evan Economo, who leads OIST’s Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit, was awarded the 2013 Presidential Award from the American Society of Naturalists (ASN).
11 Jul 2013
The second OIST Research Intern Summer Program is now underway.
3 Jul 2013
The Art Exhibition “A Crossing of Minds”, jointly held by OIST and the faculty of Arts and Crafts of the Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, opened on June 27 at the OIST campus.
3 Jul 2013
On June 29 and 30, the International Conference on Climate Change and Coral Reef Conservation, organized by the Ministry of the Environment and Okinawa Prefecture with the support of OIST and the University of the Ryukyus, was held at the OIST campus.
25 Jun 2013
On June 19, the Red Cross blood donation bus made its first visit to the OIST campus.
21 Jun 2013
OIST Café, a seminar aimed at science students, was inaugurated in April in Tokyo. This month it was held again in Tokyo, and also in Sapporo, on June 16 and 19.
21 Jun 2013
A research team including OIST's Prof. Noriyuki Satoh has discovered that mealybugs have a tripartite symbiosis dependent on genes from multiple diverse bacteria.
10 Jun 2013
On June 10, OIST opened its doors to the first major international conference “The International Conference on Cosmic Microwave Background”.
29 May 2013
Two recent events at the University underlined OIST’s ambition to spread scientific ideas and concepts to the population of Okinawa and all staff at the University.
17 May 2013
In a paper in the June 5 issue of Neuron, researchers in the Cell Signal Unit and colleagues identified the mechanism behind how synapses assemble in cortico-basal ganglia circuits.
14 May 2013
Last week the OIST campus was a buzz with activity in both the arts and sciences.
13 May 2013
Prof. Hirotaka Sugawara, Distinguished Professor and Special Advisor to the OIST President was awarded on May 13 the Order of the Sacred Treasure by the Government of Japan.