5 Jun 2012
The Trans-Membrane Trafficking Unit is taking a sort of good cop-bad cop approach to one membrane protein complex, using two different means to grill it for information.
29 May 2012
OIST had an action-packed few days last week as it hosted meetings of its Board of Governors and Board of Councilors, followed by a press conference; held two performances to commemorate the opening of the new auditorium; and welcomed the First Ladies of Pacific island nations for a visit.
24 May 2012
Jerome Friedman, a Nobel Laureate in physics who is a member of OIST’s Board of Governors, spoke to students at Kaiho High School on May 23.
24 May 2012
Prof. Maruyama opened a series of workshops in which invited experts will give lectures and hands-on demonstrations on how to use some of OIST’s top-of-the-line microscopes.
24 May 2012
On May 22, OIST President Jonathan Dorfan and Okinawa National College of Technology President Shigeru Ito signed an agreement of cooperation between the two institutions.
23 May 2012
Prof. David Daley, an expert on environmental factors in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), will give a public lecture at the OIST Auditorium on Saturday, June 16, at 10:00 am.
21 May 2012
Akira Tonomura was a dynamic and creative force who will be missed by the members of OIST and the entire scientific community.
21 May 2012
The Mariana Vent Larvae (MarVeL) workshop, held at OIST on May 10-12, was all about cross-ocean connections—both creating them and studying them.
18 May 2012
In a recent paper published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Prof. Skoglund and his co-authors describe for the first time the structure of the waterproof part of the skin.
11 May 2012
Quantum@OIST, which took place from May 7-10, was a little different from the usual research workshop. The seminar was organized by new faculty members Thomas Busch, Síle Nic Chormaic, and Nic Shannon as a way of introducing their group members to OIST, and OIST to the new units.
9 May 2012
On April 26, OIST professors Gordon Arbuthnott, Gail Tripp, and Jeff Wickens presented their recent neurobiology work to pharmaceutical researchers at the Shionogi pharmaceutical company.
2 May 2012
Professor Mitsuhiro Yanagida was elected a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his excellence in original scientific research, the NAS announced on May 1.
2 May 2012
On April 23, OIST President Jonathan Dorfan and members of the OIST R&D Cluster Workshop steering group, Takashi Hiyane and Daiya Miyazato, presented summary reports of the workshop to Okinawa Prefectural Vice Governor Yoshiyuki Uehara.
27 Apr 2012
From April 15-21, OIST’s Seaside House was abuzz with eigenvalues and Gaussian ensembles as the university hosted its first Spring Course on Random Matrix Theory for Complex Systems.
26 Apr 2012
A team led by Nicholas Luscombe has answered a key question about the mechanism of genetic mutation and evolution. His new study shows that living things are able to tightly guard their most valuable genes, while leaving others more vulnerable to chance mutations.
24 Apr 2012
Mukhles Sowwan, the head of OIST’s new Nanoparticles by Design for Nanotechnology and Biomedical Applications Unit, wants to put nanoparticles to work in even more applications by creating a catalogue that will make ordering custom nanoparticles almost as easy as phoning for pizza.
17 Apr 2012
When Robert Sinclair looks at a leafless tree, he sees more than a reminder that spring has not yet arrived. For him, the tree is a chance to observe a fundamental principle of nature: that branch points in a biological system tend to be flat.
17 Apr 2012
A high-energy physicist who has worked as a researcher and administrator at numerous organizations in Japan, the United States, and Europe, Prof. Hirotaka Sugawara is here to help OIST fulfill its innovative mission.
16 Apr 2012
The Plant Epigenetics Unit, headed by Hidetoshi Saze, studies how epigenetic changes come about, a question with wide-ranging implications for plants and animals.
11 Apr 2012
The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) announced on April 9 that OIST faculty members Kenji Doya and Hidetoshi Saze will receive Commendations for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.