OIST in the News
SCORE!, a start-up contest for local high school students jointly hosted by OIST was featured in QAB's evening news:
You can read the event report from our website: Okinawa’s Future is Bright! Start-up Contest by Local High School Students
A research paper by Prof. Eliot Fried's Mathematics, Mechanics, and Materials Unit was the most downloaded article of the in the Journal of Nonlinear Science during 2018. Congratulations Prof. Fried and his team!Read More
Ryukyu Shimpo ran a story based on the interview of Dr. Chris Petoukhoff about his and his friends discovery on the beach of Tancha.
Laboratory Lifestyles: The Construction of Scientific Fictions Sandra Kaji‑O’Grady, Chris L. Smith and Russell Hughes MIT Press (2019)Read More
The latest OIST column for the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ is out! Click this link to read and know more about the grand Diwali celebrations organized at OIST each year!
A new study, published in Nature on November 21, 2018, gives a glimpse into the origins of vertebrate gene regulation. The researchers studied the lancelet, or amphioxus, an organism in the chordate phylum that lacks the unique attributes of a vertebrate, such as a head, eyes and limbs, but shares a similar body plan. Learning how the lancelet controls its gene activity clarified which control mechanisms evolved with vertebrates, and which were around already.Read More
On November 10, staff members of the OIST OKEON Churamori Project visited Taira Port to teach the Miyako High School Science Club how they track down and study ants.
The project monitors fire ant populations on the island as a part of prefectural alien species countermeasure program. Members hold research training sessions to make local residents more aware of the impact of alien species on remote island environments. The Miyako High School students learned basic knowledge about fire ants and how to collect and study ants.
A new study by Dr. Tokuda and Prof. Doya from the Neural Computational Unit at OIST has identified three sub-types of depression that previously unknown.Read More
An paper published in Nature Communications has detailed a study into the shape of bacterial cells and their associated z-rings. Authored by Dr. Bill Söderström, Dr. Alexander Badrutdinov, Dr. Helena Chan and Prof. Ulf Skoglund, the paper outline how the team, inpsired by cube shaped watermelons, use nanofabricated moulds can be used to alter the natural rod shapes of bacteria into a variety of new shapes.Read More
The forth article is now online : OIST's column series at the Asahi Shimbun GLOBE+ "Scientists without boarders from Chura-shima".
It is about OIST student's life, focusing Mohamed Atwa. : https://globe.asahi.com/article/11842135 (Only in Japanese)
The tentative translation is updated.
A new study on commercialization of perovskite solar cells by the Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit at OIST, lead by Prof. Yabing Qi has garnered media attention. Read the complete story here.Read More
A new study on finding a new mechanism to develop electronic devices by OIST's Femtosecond Spectroscopy Unit lead by Prof. Keshav Dani, gains media spotlight. Read the complete story here.Read More
On September 18 at OIST campus, a OIST animal protection club, Save Okinawa Cats & Kitties (SOCKs) held a bakery sale event to raise donation fund for animal protection activities. OIST researchers and students who belong to the club brought their handmade sweets for sale. Many people came to the event and the total sales was as much as 200,000 yen. The raised funds will be distributed to three animal protection groups in Okinawa. This event has been held for four times since 2017.Read More