3 Sep 2012

The spotlight was on the first group of doctoral students at the welcome event that was held in the auditorium on Monday morning.

3 Sep 2012
Along with other members of his unit, Yosiyuki Asai has developed a new software platform, PhysioDesigner, to assist those who want to create physiological models.
26 Aug 2012
In recent years scientists, including OIST Professor Keshav Dani, have begun to understand how nano engineered materials, together with the rules of quantum mechanics and relativity, allow us to make materials that violate the familiar rules about how stuff behaves.
20 Aug 2012
In a paper published on August 17 in Cell, a team of researchers including OIST's Ulf Skoglund details a major step forward in understanding what caveolae look like and how they behave—and points the way toward a potentially game-changing method of drug delivery.
15 Aug 2012
In two new papers, Prof. Bernd Kuhn and collaborators use novel techniques to visualize very different things: pH within protein crystals, and neurons in the cerebellum of the brain.
14 Aug 2012
From August 6-10, OIST and the Onna Village Government jointly hosted the Children's School of Science at the Fureai Taiken Center in Onna. A total of 74 students spent their morning hours conducting experimentsto discover the fun of science.
8 Aug 2012
In a paper published last month in the Journal of Neuroscience, Prof. Erik De Schutter and his former postdoc Gabriela Antunes report that by constructing a computational model of many molecules in a part of the neuron that regulates synapse strength, they have gained new and surprising insight into what determines that strength.
31 Jul 2012
OIST's Seaside House last month played host to the Developmental Neurobiology Course (DNC), an intensive two-week program that ended on July 30 for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers from around the world.
26 Jul 2012
With much of the equipment moved in and research units steadily populating its labs, cubicles, and offices, Lab 2, which opened late last month, is swiftly coming to life.
24 Jul 2012
As we grow, an intricate choreography of genetic controls begins to differentiate our cells, turning some genes off and others up to full-blast, eventually yielding fully-formed animals. Researchers at OIST are working to learn more about this choreography.
20 Jul 2012
In a paper published yesterday in Science, a team of researchers that includes OIST's Nick Luscombe shows that the long-accepted view of how male fruit flies manipulate their genes’ activity should be revised. Their finding shows how cells use a single, crucial regulator to change the activity of large numbers of genes at the same time.
18 Jul 2012
One of the cornerstones of scientific research at OIST is the removal of boundaries between departments and fields, but art conservator Anya McDavis’ work goes one step further, bridging gaps between art, history and science.
8 Jul 2012
The Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit, led by Evan Economo, uses classic tools of taxonomy—as well as genomic sequencing and computer modeling—to study how species evolve, move around, and adapt to their environments.
4 Jul 2012
OIST executives and researchers travelled to Tokyo on 3 July to present the current state of the university to the Japanese mainland media.
29 Jun 2012
OIST today launched a new section of the website aimed at making the university’s articles, photos, videos, and other content more visible and accessible.
28 Jun 2012
Now wrapping up its ninth annual session, the Okinawa Computational Neuroscience Course has earned a reputation as one of the best short neuroscience courses in the world.
25 Jun 2012
Professor Alexander Mikheyev of the Ecology and Evolution Unit and his collaborator Professor Steven Aird are studying snake venom to better understand the stories it tells.
21 Jun 2012
On Wednesday, June 20, the Nishimatsu construction company handed the new Lab 2 building over to OIST.
18 Jun 2012
On Saturday, June 16, Prof. David Daley of the University of Nottingham delivered a public lecture at OIST on parenting children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). About 500 people attended the talk.
6 Jun 2012
Using the papilloma and polyoma viruses as subjects, Prof. Matthias Wolf’s team is focusing on how viruses latch on to cells, poke holes in the cell membrane, and inject their genetic material into their hosts, thereby infecting them.