OIST in the News
An OIST project to convert wave energy into electricty has gone been officially launched this week in the Maldives. Professor Tsumoru Shintake, leader of the Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit, and his colleagues designed special Wave Energy Converter which have nof been deployed for field trials with the cooperation of the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MEE) of the Republic of Maldives and Kokyo Tatemono Company Limited (Kokyo) of Tokyo, Japan.Read More
"The New Electron Microscope Challenge"
Mr. Hidehito Adaniya hailing from Hirara Shimozato in Miyako Island is trying to develop a new type of electron microscope at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) in Onna village. "With the electron microscope, I would like to be able to research virus behavior and contribute to society" he says.Read More
Research using robots to unveil the evolution of living things and how they have adapted to the environment over time, had started to appear. The field of robot development and biological evolution seems unrelated at first glance, but to the cutting-edge researcher there is an interesting theme hidden in them. Experiments that are difficult to conduct on real living organisms, such as repeating experiments under specific conditions and reproducing many generations worth of changes over a short period of time, are being conducted on robots.Read More
【Tokyo】 Okinawa Science and Technology Graduate School (OIST) is undertaking efforts under a special team to connect intellectual property such as patents etc. born from the research within the university to the outside industry. Currently, there are 12 ongoing projects, and their industrialization is expected once they get under way. OIST Technology Development Specialist, Dr. Shahriar Ahmed strongly stated, “This could contribute to the independent development of Okinawa which is the goal of OIST establishment”.Read More
OIST's Neurobiology Research Unit (Wickens Unit) has been in the news regarding a new paper published in eLife. The stdu, co-authored by Dr. Stefano Zucca, Aya Zucca and Prof. Jeff Wickens amongst others explores the use of optogenetics to show how certain neurons in the brain's striatum pause activity in response to significan events.Read More
New developments in solar panels by the Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit have been attracting attention in the media. A study led by Prof. Yabing Qi, with major contributions by Dr. Jia Liang and Dr. Zonghao Liu, has led to the creation of new photovoltaics utilising perovskite treated with manganese. The study is featured in Advanced Energy Materials.Read More
Taking inspiration from the biological building methods used in cells and the extracellular membrane, the Bioinspired Soft Matter Unit, led by Prof. Zhang, has designed and synthesized a nanoscale toolkit of molecules that can interact together to assemble complex molecular structures. Their work was recently published in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition.Read More
OIST, lectures in Tokyo.
【Tokyo】 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) held a Science Café for the media in Tokyo on the 19th, and Dr. Ahmed Shahriar, who launched a research funding program "Proof of Concept (POC)" that scouts innovative technical research from the university, gave a lecture. "We can contribute to the development of Okinawa", Dr. Shahriar said as he gave his visions on being closer to the proving stage that will enable the future application of projects within the prefecture.Read More
One OIST employee has been infected with the measles and as a preventative measure, the Child Development Center at OIST has been closed on the 19th of April. There are no reports of measles patients amongst children nor their parents.Read More
Researchers from the Neural Computation Unit at OIST have used the latest optical neural imaging technology to isolate and record the activity of the neurons in the striosome, shedding light on the role of striosomal neurons in reinforcement learning. Their work was recently published in the journal eNeuro.Read More
A students' project on coral watch in Okinawa was introduced in Japan Times! Maggi Mars Brisbin from the Mitarai Unit talks to the reporter.Read More
A paper released by OIST's G0 Cell Unit has identified that the common immunosuppressant chemical rapamycin has more potential uses for medicine.
The study, published in Open Biology, explores the chemical's ability to reverse the effects of mutation in yeast cells, effectively "curing" the cells by restoring their normal function.
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MEE) of the Republic of Maldives and Kokyo Tatemono Company Limited (Kokyo) of Tokyo, Japan, to embark on a wave energy project in the Maldives.
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Members of the Membrane Cooperativity Unit at OIST have devleoped a new imaging technique for observing individual protein molecules for a long time, providing new insights into how cells move. Their research was recently published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology.Read More
A new perspective bridges two approaches to understanding quantum gravity.Read More
President Peter Gruss' comment on the relationship of science and art was featured in the article entitled "Why Do So Many Scientists Want to be Filmmakers?" of NAUTILUS.Read More