12 Jul 2013
The Marine Genomics Unit has decoded the genome of the algae Symbiodinium minutum. This is a major advance in understanding the complex ecology of coral reefs.
29 May 2013
Featured on the cover of Developmental Cell, a paper by OIST researchers revealed the mechanistic link between photoreceptor cell degeneration and defects in protein transport.
10 May 2013
The 6th meeting of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University’s (OIST) Board of Governors (BOG) took place on 9 and 10 May on the OIST campus. The University’s advisory body, the Board of Councilors, met on the same dates.
13 Mar 2013
OIST’s Lab 2 has earned a green building certification in new construction under the internationally recognized standard, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED), for its innovative design and construction.
29 Jan 2013
OIST and RIKEN join international efforts to understand and simulate the human brain for the creation of new technological advances for society.
19 Nov 2012
His Majesty the Emperor Akihito and Her Majesty the Empress Michiko of Japan visited OIST.
5 Oct 2012
The 4th meeting of the Board of Governors took place on 4 and 5 October on the OIST campus.
5 Oct 2012
The OIST Graduate University and the Marine Biological Laboratory Concluded an agreement on scientific cooperation today.
6 Sep 2012

500 people packed into the new auditorium at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) on 6 September to celebrate the official opening of the Graduate School.

1 Aug 2012
By implanting a tiny drug delivery device into the brains of rats, researchers in OIST’s Neural Computation Unit were able to temporarily lower serotonin levels in the part of the brain responsible for patience, and to show that this loss caused the rats to give up before receiving an expected reward.