14 Nov 2011

The mention of quantum computers can seem like something from the realm of science fiction. However, according to research being conducted by Dr. Denis Konstantinov, OIST’s Associate Professor at the Quantum Dynamics Unit, this seemingly fictional idea can become reality.

7 Nov 2011

The looming energy concerns caused by diminishing availability of fossil fuels demands that nations consider alternative energy sources such as solar power. Assistant Professor Dr.

4 Nov 2011
OIST’s Physics and Biology unit researcher Dr. Eddy Taillefer received an Excellent Paper award during the International Conference on Computer Engineering and Bioinformatics (ICCEB) held on 21-22nd October 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.
2 Nov 2011
OIST staff got together on 1 November in the Center Court to celebrate the first day of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. Gambatte!
1 Nov 2011
Ms Maki Kubo has picked a perfect time to begin her first day at OIST as the Vice President for Administrative Compliance.
27 Oct 2011

In 2001, an idea was proposed to establish an international graduate university of science and technology in Okinawa.

26 Oct 2011
On November 3, 2011, Dr. Mitsuhiro Yanagida, Principal Investigator of the G0 Cell Unit at OIST, received the Order of Culture, Japan’s most prestigious cultural award.
19 Oct 2011
The latest issue of OIST News, Issue No 12, published 15 October 2011, is here!
18 Oct 2011
Dr. Doya was selected to participate in the 2011 Ironman World Championship that took place in Hawaii on October 9.
17 Oct 2011
An amazing learning period occurs during the early lives of both humans and song birds.
15 Oct 2011
Dr. Mitsuhiro Yanagida, Principal Investigator at OIST's G0 Cell Unit, proposes that some food compounds - metabolites - found in local Okinawan plants and fruits such as, Ukon (turmeric) and Tankan (a Japanese citrus fruit) likely activate genes found to increase life span.
14 Oct 2011
On 13 October OIST was honored by the joint visit of Neil Abercrombie, Governor of Hawaii, and M.R.C. Greenwood, President of the University of Hawaii System.
12 Oct 2011

As you stride along the walkway and tunnel from the car park to the elevators, there is a high chance that you may have noticed the motion sensitive projectors in the tunnel but not the solar panels and windmill positioned on the roof of the walkway.

11 Oct 2011


On October 6th, diplomats from 11 embassies in Tokyo representing Austria, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia, Slovakia and Thailand, visited OIST. This visit was part of “Okinawa Industry Tour” arranged by the Institute for International Studies and Training, and its main subject was to introduce the industries of Okinawa.

7 Oct 2011

OIST was at the forefront at BioJapan 2011 held October 5-7 in Yokohama, the largest meeting of biotechnology industry in Japan.

30 Sep 2011

by Micheal E. Cooper OIST researcher Hermina Nedelescu combines genetics, microscopy and computational anatomy to unravel the dense neuronal forest of Purkinje cells in the adult cerebellum.

30 Sep 2011
Dr. Hidetoshi Saze, Principal Investigator of the Plant Epigenetics Unit, was awarded the 2011 Young Investigator Award by the Genetics Society of Japan. Formerly at the National Institute of Genetics in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, Dr. Saze joined OIST on September 1 to study epigenetic regulation of gene activity and trans-generational inheritance of epigenetic memory in plants.
28 Sep 2011
34 university students attending the Asia-Pacific Youth Science Exchange Forum (APYSEF) at OIST had three concluding words to say to developed and developing nations, ‘Move, Adapt or Drown!’