12 Jul 2011

On July 9th, Okinawa Prefectural Assembly members, Okinawa City Goya Community Association members, and Okinawa Shogaku High School students visited OIST for a tour of campus facilities. These visits from different community groups offered a great occasion for OIST to strengthen relationships with the Okinawa community.

7 Jul 2011
Dr. Takayuki Yamashita, formerly a group leader in the OIST Cellular and Molecular Synaptic Function Unit led by Dr. Tomoyuki Takahashi, will receive the 2011 Japan Neuroscience Society Young Investigator Award.
5 Jul 2011
OIST has received a Good Lighting Award 2010 from the Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan (IEIJ) for the excellent illumination facilities in Laboratory 1.
1 Jul 2011

On June 29, three young students from Jr. High Schools in Onna village, Asato Shinjo from Onna Jr. High School, Hayato Adam Cooper from Nakadomari Jr. High School, and Minami Matsuo from Yamada Jr. High School, visited OIST to take part in a one-day work experience program.

1 Jul 2011
Tucked away beneath the administrative offices and meeting rooms of the Center Building is a tank of over 540,000 liters of water. Every night, two huge “super-coolers” freeze this water, producing a block of ice weighing over 180 tons – more than a fully-grown blue whale.
30 Jun 2011

The June 30, 2011 edition of the Okinawa Times carried an article by Dr. Jonathan Dorfan, President-elect of the OIST Graduate University, about important events that took place at OIST June 16-18.

29 Jun 2011
Scientists at OIST are working to illuminate the minute details of how brain cells called neurons communicate.
28 Jun 2011

OIST has deepened its relationship with the University of the Ryukyus through various occasions. Thirty-six members of the Department of Engineering at the University of the Ryukyus, including faculty members, visited OIST on June 23 to take a tour of the campus facilities and to exchange academic information to strengthen relationship between the Department of Engineering at the University of the Ryukyus and OIST.

23 Jun 2011

High performance computing (HPC) is the foundation of OIST’s capability to carry out cutting-edge research in science and technology. On June 21, Dr. Alf Wachsmann, HPC Manager of OIST, held a seminar, "Research Computing at OIST" at the OIST campus.

10 Jun 2011
The 28th annual International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (ISTS) is being held in Okinawa this year, and OIST is there.
7 Jun 2011
Five researchers from the Marine Genomics Unit, led by Dr. Noriyuki Satoh, and nineteen mollusk researchers from seven universities and research institutions across Japan, gathered at the OIST campus for the "Japanese Pearl Oyster Genome Jamboree."
2 Jun 2011
Young scientists from sixteen countries have gathered at OIST to participate in the Summer School and Workshop “Quantitative Evolutionary and Comparative Genomics (QECG).”