April 2019

Announcement of the Death of Dr. Sydney Brenner, Former President of OIST Promotion Corporation

Announcement of the Death of Dr. Sydney Brenner, Former President of OIST Promotion Corporation

OIST is greatly saddened to announce the death of Dr. Sydney Brenner, the first President of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation (2005-2011), the predecessor of the present OIST.

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Okinawan Sea Grapes Reveal Secrets of Plant Evolution

Scientists decoded the genome of the popular Okinawan seaweed “umi-budo” or “sea grapes,” which could help ease the crop’s cultivation and address environmental issues caused by the invasive spread of related species.

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New Report Looks at the Economic Impact of OIST on Okinawa and Japan

A report by the Okigin Economic Research Institute estimates OIST's economic impact, past and future.

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Machine Learning Tracks Moving Cells

Scientists can now study the migration of label-free cells at unprecedented resolution, a feat with applications across biology, disease research, and drug development.

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Small Brains, Big Picture: Study Unveils C. elegans’ Microscopic Mysteries

Researchers discover how brain cells in the microscopic worm C. elegans send electrical signals.

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Jeff Wickens awarded HFSP Grant

A grant that’s more than funding but fostering a new line of research.

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