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.
10 Apr 2012
What do you get when you mix Okinawa sea sludge, sewage, and some strategically-placed metal plates? Larisa Kiseleva, a researcher in the Biological Systems Unit, is hoping the answer is electricity and clean water.
9 Apr 2012
A picture taken by Dr. Chuya Shinzato of the Marine Genomics Unit appeared on the cover of the latest issue of Zoological Science.
5 Apr 2012
On April 2, OIST held its second colloquium, “Ryukyuan Artifacts in the USA: A Detective Story.” The speaker was Fuji Takayasu, who specializes in history of Okinawa art.
3 Apr 2012
On March 29-30, 40 academics, business leaders, and government representatives gathered at OIST to identify strategies for developing a research and development cluster in Okinawa. Promoting sustainable development in the prefecture by establishing such a cluster is a central part of OIST’s mission.
2 Apr 2012
On March 27, 2012, OIST President Jonathan Dorfan signed a Cooperation Agreement with Commander Hiroshi Majima of the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters.
28 Mar 2012
The Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) announced Monday that a team that includes OIST’s Jeff Wickens has been awarded a three-year Program Grant.
28 Mar 2012
On March 22, 2012, President Teruo Iwamasa of the University of the Ryukyus and President Jonathan Dorfan of OIST signed an Agreement of Cooperation for the two universities.