6 Feb 2012
A central, controversial, and long-standing question in neuroscience is how neurons encode the information they are sending along: is it the rate of spike firing that carries the message, or is the timing of the output spikes from a neuron relative to the input to that neuron more important?
2 Feb 2012
On January 23, Dr. Keshav Dani, Assistant Professor of the Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit at OIST, visited Onna Junior High School to talk about science.
1 Feb 2012
Walking across the new skywalk between the Center Building and Laboratory 2 will be a unique experience.
30 Jan 2012
OIST researchers have discovered that in a nonhuman primate model of Tourette syndrome, high-frequency electrical stimulation in the basal ganglia abolishes abnormal neural firing responsible for involuntary movements.
26 Jan 2012
OIST Vice President for Administrative Compliance Ms. Maki Kubo was invited to speak at an international symposium “Top Runners: Women’s Life in Science” in Nara.
24 Jan 2012
Watch the auditorium grow and then emerge from its scaffolding in this time-lapse video of construction from June 2011 to January 2012.
23 Jan 2012
Videos of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University Inauguration are now available on the OISTedu Youtube Channel.
18 Jan 2012
Are some of the words Yasuaki Hidaka, OIST Section Leader of the Campus Building Section, uses to describe the new OIST auditorium.
5 Jan 2012
OIST’s Dr. Fadel Samatey, collaborated with researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMASS) to bring a molecular playground to OIST.
5 Jan 2012

The latest issue of OIST News, Issue No. 13, published December 20th, 2011, is available for download!

27 Dec 2011

The objectives of OIST are to conduct world-class research and education in science and technology, while contributing to the self-sustaining development of Okinawa. At the same time, OIST wants the people of Okinawa to feel proud of and have an affinity for the university. 

27 Dec 2011

On December 19th, Dr. Marylka Yoe Uusisaari, a researcher in the Optical Neuroimaging Unit of OIST, visited Nakadomari Jr. High School in Onna Village to give a talk titled “How do you make a scientist.”

26 Dec 2011

God Jul! A seasonal greeting in Swedish saying Happy Holiday from the OIST Structural Cellular Biology Unit, led by Professor Ulf Skoglund from Sweden.

20 Dec 2011

“Scientific conferences habitually involve science specialists sharing information with other scientists in the same field. However, OIST’s interdisciplinary nature  means that alternative ways that encourage researchers in different fields of research to mingle, need to be fostered,”

16 Dec 2011

A typical trait of today’s computer world is the increasing frequency of software upgrades.

13 Dec 2011

OIST regularly organizes events to enhance children’s interest in science, and to let them know the research activities taking place at OIST. On December 8th, Dr. Yabing Qi, Assistant Professor of the Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit at OIST, visited Yamada Junior High School and delivered a lecture to the students.

5 Dec 2011
“It’s mind boggling to imagine hearts pumping or the brain making decisions due to large groups of intrinsically unpredictable events,” says Assistant Professor Dr. Tatiana Marquez-Lago, who joined OIST in October 2011, heading the Integrative Systems Biology Unit.
4 Dec 2011

On November 19, 2011, The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University held its Inauguration Ceremony.

30 Nov 2011

On November 19, 2011, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University Inauguration was held.