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.
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.